Hello there, and happy Wednesday!~
I hope you had a restful Labor Day this past weekend. I know for many, that is the beginning of the school year, so good luck with all the learning! We are slowly getting used to the new school rhythm here, and I am enjoying thinking about autumn art!
Last week I listed some of my newest pieces, one of which was “Ellerie’s Autumn”, shown above. The original sold, but I wanted to take a moment to show it to you since it was such fun to make. This piece was basically an ode to an old fashioned New England autumn, with all the things I love about the season there…..pretty old churches and ancient cemeteries…..salt box houses and old stone walls… and trees all ablaze with color. I’d love to take an evening walk through a little New England town, all bedecked in my coziest knitwear and hey, I’d carry a pumpkin too! 😉 And so, “Ellerie’s Autumn” began, I liked that name and thought it sounded pretty with my favorite season!
In 2013 I was able to travel to New England for the first time, right at the end of September and early October. It was a fantastic time to be there….the world was deep into autumn with all the trees and leaves and pumpkins everywhere. It was a trip I’ll remember all my life, and I hope one day to return during that time of year and share it with my husband (then maybe he’d get the bug too and we’d all move out there? maybe? Evil plan? Hehehe….)
The foliage is my very favorite part of autumn, and seeing everything aglow in New England made me inspired to plant a little maple tree that glows an orangy-yellow right outside my kitchen window. I love that through the years and decades to come, I’ll be able to look out my little window and see that beautiful color…and be transported in my mind back to that perfect autumn in Vermont.
A prairie autumn does indeed have its own beauty, and I look forward to sharing that with you here in coming weeks. But for now, with this little painting on my mind, it’s all New England, forever…
And oh yes! There’s a print winner left to select! Thank you ALL for entering to win, I appreciate it so much!
The lucky winner of Autumn Emilia is….
Susan, congrats! Please get in touch with me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I’ll get the print sent your way!
Thank you all and here’s to a coming autumn!~