Its been quite a busy few weeks in my household as I'm sure it has been for most people with kids. We've had a scary visit into the hospital (all is okay now though, thankfully!), we had family visit from Ohio, planned my son's super-hero 4th birthday party, my boy started on his very first sports team and of course work and just all around lots of picking up and laundry, laundry, laundry. I managed to fit in some painting here and there! However, one of the things I painted this week will not be shown until after next weekend as it is a gift and I want to keep it off the internet until it has been presented! So, stay tuned for that (Hint: it involves wine and reclaimed material!)
As September goes, I usually get upset that summer is on its way out. Why is it the fasted season? Is anyone else really sad to see the summer slowly slipping away? We had our last heat wave, the children have started school here in Philadelphia and deflating the kiddie pool is on my to-do list for today. Sad face! But there are good things to look forward to in the coming months like crisp air, warm scarves, colorful leaves and, in my family, we have my brother's wedding. As you can see, I am still doing seascapes because while many people relate the ocean, beaches, etc to summer I absolutely LOVE the visiting the beach in the fall. There is nothing NOTHING better me than hanging out on a beach with a warm cozy coffee and an almost empty beach. Hopefully I will get to do that this year.
Transitioning myself into fall is kind of an emotional thing for me. Because its bittersweet for me to leave summer I find myself doing little things here and there to make the seasons change a bit easier on me. I might start by adding cinnamon to my oats or drinking my coffee hot with a pumpkin flavor or I'll scour Pinterest for cute fall decor and kids art ideas. But my favorite thing to do is what I did yesterday when I started plopping out more oranges, yellows, and reds onto my painting pallet. Painting my way into fall with my first fall themed painting of the year.