I am entranced daily by delicious vistas of autumn light – and raindrops so big you could loose yourself in them. The environment is exuding a wealth that beckons a generosity of spirit. My world is alive with the magic of enticing colour, warm light & shorter days.
Within the art of photography, there is a time of day, called ‘magic hour’ – without getting two technical the half hour after sunrise & before sunset Light at this time is warm & soft & you can capture photos with good shadows & tonal transitions. Subjects look warm, saturated in color. Autumn in our house has me dashing to our front verandah – camera in hand………the half hour before sunrise & after sunset the light is soft & rich & has the depth of velvet. Shadows are deep, but the light is extremely saturated, which makes for amazing sunset shots – which we are ideally situated to capture. Autumn is one of my great loves.
I have been creating a bit of art with a needle lately. I am thrilled to say that our little princess’s quilt is finished (which you may remember was on my list at the beginning of the year) She has just turned 2 & she is so full of exuberance & has just a mischievious little laugh. She is a little magpie and her little nonsensical conversations and comments make you laugh out loud – such a joy!! What’s the first thing you do when you are presented with an heirloom that has cost many hundreds of dollars & has taken 18 months to make – JUMP FOR JOY OF COURSE!!! LOL!!! We love her to bits – AND OF COURSE – as her grandies – we ARE biased!! Back to the quilt – it’s huge – it began life as a cot quilt, then transitioned (when DIL & I discussed how the precious cot quilts of the older two had become obsolete now that they were in ‘big beds’) into a single bed, then finally into a king single (when I realized that was the size they had bought for their eldest. The final size was 66in wide x 77in long…..aka big & heavy to ‘man handle’…..but it’s done now & sick person that I am, despite it becoming a guilty obligation in the end – I am already looking to the next one! It’s the euphoria of the finished quilt driving me – no doubt! After the spectre of failure that makes me choke at every deadline is overshadowed by a success – I want to recreate it.
We have an event coming up at the end of May that I am creatively involved in & I have been painting, sewing & doing some watercolours, mixed media & digital work – all around the topic of feet & shoes. I have had fun creating fairy shoes, sweet little booties, as well as creating artful invites & treasures to sell on the night.