We’ve had a beautiful Autumn in Edmonton this year! Usually heavy frost and bitter winds speed up the process of the leaves changing colour and falling from the trees. Usually the grass browns sooner. This year the mild weather has allowed the leaves to hang on and slowly change colour. The grass is still green. The skies have been sunny and blue. I can’t imagine a more lovely palette than the one nature has given us this year. I remember one such Autumn, back in 2000; mild up until early November. I think that was the last Autumn that I collected leaves that I later used in collages. This year I have done the same. I’ve pressed hundreds of leaves in books. I’ve enjoyed collecting them, marveling at their beauty, and it will be lovely to work with them once they have dried.
I’m feeling grateful for having had a lot of inspiration and energy lately. I have been spending a fair bit of time in the kitchen, creating all sorts of different things. I find that this sort of creativity helps unblock other sorts of creativity. It’s a good flow to be in! Below is a snapshot of some of the baking I did the other night. The house smelled great the whole next day! (And we’ve been eating yummy treats all week.) 🙂
Recently I’ve felt inspired to work with paint and paper, and one afternoon I made this collage. The small inscription at the bottom is from a Yogi Tea Bag, with an inscription that reads: “The moment you love, you are unlimited.” I brewed a cup of tea from that teabag back in March, and then I wrote a song called “Love”, and that song has been the kick-start to my latest recording project that I’ve titled Chasing Rainbows; an EP of seven songs that I began recording them a few months ago. I’m really enjoying the process of recording this time around: I don’t have any deadlines, and because it is thus far a self-funded project, I can pace myself, and really savour the processes.
I’m working at putting together new merchandise that will be made available for purchase, and all proceeds from sales will aid in the making of Chasing Rainbows. (Links and details will follow shortly!) Happy end of Autumn, and thank you for stopping by!
Be well, my friends. 🙂