Winter birds on a blush colored ground. This is a print I worked on digitally inspired
by the arrival of December. I seem to count the winter months down until we arrive at spring. That said I still try to keep my eyes open to the beauty of the cold. Like... brightly colored winter birds, warm teas & fresh snow. (Just to name a few.)
The extra hours of dark get to me every winter. This year I'm taking a different approach & trying to find the beauty in the extra hours of night. I got a new book about the stars and some lovely smelling mineral baths. The pantry has been stocked with special teas. The fire place is flickering nightly & an orange blossom candle sits on my night stand to remind me that things will bloom again!
I don't do a shout out for every month but October I'm fond of you.
You're still warm, the sky swirls with falling leaves, & there's a playfulness to you. A time when kids & adults can play dress up with the reward of candy. Things can get a little scary but hopefully, not too frightening. (you never know anymore)
Here's a piece that I've been working on in a program called Painter.
Years ago I used it on a regular basis. As my projects required more layers & a more universal software I eventually found my way to Photoshop. I've missed all the textures & brush that Painter has to offer & I recently got the updated program. (So crashing is less of an issue now- which is always a huge YAY!)
Did you see it? The Solar Eclipse was at high visibility in Kansas City. We joined my son's 4th grade class & watched from a baseball field. The excitement & energy of kids added to the fun of this astrological phenomenon. Until next time! (which is in 2024)