Shame on me for staying inside and working all day on a day like today when the sky is bluer than sapphire. I just stepped outside to retrieve a package from the UPS man and September hit me right in the face, in all its clear-skied glory. Fall! The good news is, the package had this painting in it, which I ordered from this Etsy shop last week. I am really into these antique, floppy floral paintings...most of the ones I've collected don't even have signatures but they're so lovely. I've been thinking about doing a series of my own lately, inspired by my little collection, but on thick, dappled watercolor paper, in gouache and ink. And sell them in my shop. Original paintings! Wouldn't that be fun?
The other two pieces of art in the first photo, because I'm expecting you will ask, are by my friend Colleen, and you can purchase those silhouettes in her Etsy shop. I think they're so darling. She did the framed doily too, which I love.
I'm ready to start knitting already. I want to knit something the color of this....the colors of stone and maple and firewood and embers and gingko leaves. The colors of Fall.