So, autumn has begun and you have the sudden need to be wrapped in a thin sweater and you're looking for a scarf to place loosley around your neck, because you're chilly, but not quite ready for the jacket. This is the time of year when I feel renewed again. The changing of the seasons always give me a jump start on organizing my life and work space. I have a newfound appreciation for earth tones and love refamiliarizing myself with healthy fall recipes. The revisiting of autumn also connects me with all things woodland as the park is one of my favorite places to be. I am more than happy to dive into my stash of felt and start once again making little woodland friends to put in my shop.
I'm inspired by the changing of the leaves, yeilding transitions from bright greens to nutty browns, golden yellows and rustic reds. Orange is again a prominent splash of color seen around every neighborhood. My daughter and I still collect leaves on our walk home, a past time we'll never outgrown. Being an autumn baby, my daughter easily identifies with this season and loves to rellish in the joys of the harvest. Revisiting farmer's markets and exploring their plentiful bounty of fruits, vegetables and of course her favorite, freshly pressed apple cider.
If you're still hanging on to summer and you just can't stand to put that last pair of shorts away. Think again about embracing some of the wonderful commodities autumn has to offer. Before you know it, winter will be here.