Friday, September 27, 2013

Notes from the Studio: Falling for Fall

I think I'm Falling for Fall (image by B.Nute productions)
Hands down I have to admit Summer is my favorite season, so why all of a sudden do I feel like I'm falling for Fall? Is it because I put my boots for the first time this week? Perhaps. I do love boot season. Is it that chill in the air gives me an extra reason to pull the comforter up close at night to get warm? Could be. Nothing like snuggling in bed on a cold night. Or is it that every time I head over to Pinterest, I see another pumpkin recipe that looks so delicious I just want to try it? Possibly, but probably not... it's hard to live with a family who doesn't like pumpkins! I think the real reason is I seem to get this crazy boost of creativity in the Fall... one where I just wish there were more hours in the day to do all the things I want to do.

I recently started an online writing class, and I'm loving it. Although I write almost every day for my blogs, I felt like my words were stifled and lacking personality. This class has been the perfect way to re-energize. Along with writing, I've been aching to do more photography. I took a night photography class several months ago and loved experimenting with shots while traveling this Summer. I have list after list of photo shoot ideas to head out the door and try. Then, there's drawing. I want to get in the habit of doing a sketch-a-day. I have about 30 themes swirling through my head of what to sketch (typography being one as you can see from the illustration in this post), and now just need to sit down and do it. 

So why the burst of creativity? I think Fall is the reason. The season glides in after a summer filled with outdoor activities and allows me real "workable" time while my kids are back at school. The quite hours just get my brain churning! Also, the reality of the holidays has not set in. Fall is like the calm before the storm.

Now, the only dilemma is there just doesn't seem to be enough time to do all the things I want to do. But, as I'm learning, there never is enough time. I guess the good news is that only means all this creativity can easily flow into the new year. Perfect! Something to look forward to.

Hope you enjoy your Fall weekend as much as I will!

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