The weather has definitely shifted now, the days are shorter, & colder. The leaves are scattering themselves liberally across the ground, & the winter coats have come out for our trips to the beach.
And as always at this time of year, it makes me feel like having a clear out...ready to settle down for the winter. The darker, quieter months, when you look forward to cosy evenings snuggled under a blanket to read a book, or hearty roast dinners, & then of course...things like mulled wine, & mince pies!
I too am feeling some personal changes coming upon me... thoughts are shifting about the direction my life is going in, including my art & career.
I feel like all my thoughts & dreams & wishes have been thrown up in the air, but not yet fallen back down to earth yet. So I cannot see what pattern they will form. But I think they will soon.
I have spent the last few weeks playing with my new DSLR camera, & reading lots of books & tutorials to help me get to grips with it. I have always loved photography, but never enough to take up as a proper hobby. This is the most in depth I've been with regards to the technical side, but I am enjoying it. And that's the important part!
Perhaps I'll do something with my photographs...prints maybe? Who knows.
I have set up a Flickr account to share my photographic journey with fellow photographers... it would be lovely to see you there!
I have also been working on a trilogy of Christmas inspired mixed media paintings. Have almost finished the first 2, but here is a sneaky peek to give you an idea of what to expect...
There is lots of gold leaf involved too! :)
So until next time, I wish you a happy Autumn...