Ramblings of the Season

Getting back in the groove of things after a prolonged illness is much harder than anticipated. So many things to catch up on, both in the house and in the studio, not to mention all of the fantastic blogs out there I have been missing out on! I started feeling like such a slacker when I started reading up on your blogs~ you have all been so busy over the past two weeks! I still have many to visit and many, many emails to catch up on ~ so bear with me as I am slowly working through the list, trying to make sure I don't miss anyone!

I have managed to get some studio time in, and the updates for the Halloween Ornies are on schedule and are being uploaded to Artfire as we speak- or write, er.. type... You get the point!

I am wishing the sun would shine a bit more~ so that I can go find a nice windowsill to warm myself, much like this little honey that I photographed in my travels pre-flu. Yet with the passing of the sun-filled afternoons comes yet another breath-taking time of year. Autumn is upon us; the rich fall colors are starting to take hold, and the magic of the season is beginning to stir in the darkness of the chilled night. This time of year has always been a favorite of mine and thus far, though we are short into the term, this season holds fast to the promise of the warming of the senses and inspirations to the soul. Leaves stained with the hues of gold and red begin their debut, swirling effortlessly to the time of a well rehearsed dance. The effulgence of candlelight emitting aromas of mulled cider and spiced apples grace the counter tops. Grand pumpkins with their smooth orange skin and coarse stems claim their positions of sentinel to the halls and cornstalks stand tall as if claiming their last right to be majestic. Magic is in the air, and I myself get an infinitesimal sense of self in comparison to it all. Take a deep breath and enjoy the splendor of it all as it will surrender to the austere winds of winter forcing us to take haven around the hearth fires before to long. But then, that itself holds a promise all of its own.

Buzzing with activity now, the studio is getting ready for Halloween, even the WIPs are getting into the spirit. If you have not done so as of yet, make sure you remember to sign up for Vanessa's Halloween Party over at A Fanciful Twist~ She puts on a gala every year that dares you not to acquiesce to the spirit of the season.

Keep in mind- 100th post is coming up (I never actually thought I would make it!) and in celebration of this milestone I will be having a special give-away for those that follow the Blog, Fanpage and/or Tweets of the studio. It isn't too late to get you name in the cauldron- so sign up to follow today! Fanpage link is at the bottom of the main blog page; all other links are located at the top of the main blog page.

Good luck to all and Thank you!

This is a mixed-media piece that I am working on. It is a process. I say that for all the pieces that I have absolutely no idea what direction it is going in. (HA!) Any suggestions?
Where ever it is going, it is proving to be a ton of fun and pushing me outside of the norm. It is a formula of canvas, modeling paste, clay, three- dimension and loads of yummy texture and color. Something to play with, I suppose, while testing the strength of all of the above and "longevity"; otherwise known as- how much can I put to canvas without it caving in or falling off....
Until next time,
Have a great week!
Enjoy each other.
Live well.


Renee said...

Oh dear friend, thank you.

I am just happy to know that you are on the upswing from that nasty flu.

Love Renee xoxo

Melissa said...

It is so good to hear you are feeling better! Love the "skelly bones" as my son used to call them when he was young!

di from di-did-it said...

What a blessing to hear you're feeling better. And heavens, if I didn't already love this season, I certainly would now after your post. And the photo of the feline takes me someplace else.... a lovely escape from the office desk I'm sitting at while eating my lunch :)

Hugs, my friend!


So glad you're back!!

1000beautifulthings said...

Hi, Tracey. I do hope you are feeling much better. I wanted to say thank you for your comment on the blog and also tell you that those ornies are so cute! I wish I could bring myself to get back out and do some collage and altered art. However, I find myself clearing out my stash instead. :-( Making room to set up a little studio that I can shoot in and store all of my props and stuff rather than taking over the family dining room table. :-) Keep up the fabulous work!!!