Thursday, November 01, 2012

FALL!! It's HERE!!

Before I begin my post I want to say how heartbroken I am to see the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused over the last few days. My thoughts and prayers are with those on the east coast. I will be donating art to Daily Paintworks for their fundraiser auction. Please think of someway that you might be able to help those who are dealing with so much right now.

November is here!! Yeah, I love the cooler weather, down blankets, fires and homemade soup! Holiday decorations, parties and the smell of cinnamon and ginger. Yummy. I am already making soup. I have been sketching and painting ideas for Christmas cards and I am still undecided as to what will make the final selection for my cards. I did this little bird and thought something simple might be nice.
But still undecided. I was outside looking a subject matter for another Christmas card idea. I have a strawberry tree that has fruit that is turning wonderful colors and I might do that. I also collected seeds from my Rubeckia and Red Zinnias for next spring. I am also excited to start planting my garden and putting out pansies for winter color in the yard. I picked all my apples and made Susan Branch's Cranberry Apple Crisp which was delicious! I will be making that all holiday season I am sure! 

This weekend we will be doing fall yard clean up and getting ready for winter, which doesn't really mean much in comparison to what some of you deal with. I have lots of trees and bushes that need their annual haircut and then my hubby hauls it all to the dump. I am not allowed to go with him anymore since I always find things at the dump that I want to bring home! Go figure that he wouldn't like that!

I will be at the Riverside Art Museum tonight for the Artwalk and the reveal the Orange Aid Oranges, please come by and say Hi! there are over 100 Oranges painted by local artists to be auctioned off or sold to sponsors to raise money for the museum. Hope to see you there. 


Bridget Hunter said...

Is that a real orange? What have you used to paint it? Amazing design. Ilove it

Desiree's Designs said...

No, fiberglass and about the size of a basketball.

Robyn Sinclair said...

I love the robin, of course, Desiree. Your 'orange' is great design. I didn't realise it was so big either.

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