Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Autumn Roses, Misty November Days And An Interview.

I admit it, I am not looking forward to winter.
I don't like the shorter days.
I don't like the early darkness setting in.
I am not a lover of the holiday season in general....

But ~
I do love the Autumn.
November roses show off their white glow ~ 

Perfect buttercream petals ~ 

Reaching up towards the sun on misty November days ~ 

Competing against the warm yellow leaves ~ 

Greeting visitors just at our entryway ~ 

An invitation to view bright Autumn chrysanthemums ~

and flaming orange pumpkins ~

These radiant yet hazy days call for a studio clean-up ~ 

and cozying up in my little reading nook ~ 

Fluffy pillows and warm light ~ 

Little reminders of Halloween embellish my studio hutch ~ 

I am happy to stay home.
Inside and outside.
And...truth be known, I rarely leave my house, other than to shop at the grocery.

But, isn't it wonderful to be connected electronically?
It opens up a whole world of goodness and opportunity, doesn't it?

I was asked to do an interview for The Palette Pages.
No need to leave my house!
So fun to answer questions about my art.
Would you like to read it?

It is isn't very long, but it gives just a peek into my history as an artist.
I would love for you to read it.  
Maybe even leave a comment!  :-)

It was such fun to answer the questions.

Ohhhh....and, I am having a little shop sale through November 16th.
You can receive 30% off storewide by using coupon code AUTUMNLOVE.

You see, we have a huge leak in our foundation.
We are still trying to get caught up after our 8 month lay-off.
Now, I'm afraid we are going to have a very large plumbing bill.
The leak is under the master bathtub on one end of the house.
The water has made it's way all the way outside the dining room wall on the opposite end of the house.
It is a very bad situation.

So, every little bit helps.
Here is the link to my Etsy shop:

Maybe do a little early holiday shopping?

Is it misty and warm in your neck of the woods?
Is it cold and snowy?

I am holding on to these lovely warm Autumn days.
I am already seeing Christmas commercials on television.
I want my Thanksgiving first.
I already have my table set in anticipation!

Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World

P.S.  This guy came by for lunch today:

Thursday, November 6, 2014

November Rolls In With A Kaleidoscope of Color ~

Hello November! 
You are always welcome.

Warm days. 
A kaleidoscope of color ~ 

 Butterfly visits ~ 

A jumble of summer's leftovers ~

Pinks, yellows and purples ~ 

and cool whites....

reaching upward
soaking up the autumn sun ~ 

Unexpected gifts from the birds....

Seeds dropped from a feeder become golden sunflowers ~ 

Faces raised to the sky ~ 

November is the time to bring color indoors ~ 

Measuring and planning ~  

A facelift for the dining room chairs ~

A garden of color for my studio chair too ~

Sleepy puppy gathering up the glow of November's warmth.
Drunk from the sun, tongue sticking out ~  

Days so warm that you confuse them with summer.
Nights cool enough to offer dew in the early morning hours ~ 

Time spent imagining....

Daydreaming of future gardens.
Future paintings.
The future in general.

Grabbing tight to the short autumn days.
Breathing in the gleam and glow of November.

Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World

Friday, October 24, 2014

A Fanciful Twist's 2014 Halloween Blog Party !

It's that time of year again....time for A Fanciful Twist's yearly Halloween Blog Party.

Anyone in the mood for a spooky poem? 

Oh, I hope so.

I adore fun and spooky Halloween poems.

The House Upon the Halloween Hill

The house upon the Halloween hill is waiting for the day ~

For little clowns.... 

and kids in masks,

coming out to play.

Trick or treat can take you to the scariest of places ~ 

Little ghosties on the graves...
(look closely)

 and dark and evil faces.

With weeping girls...

 and ghostly brides ~

 and twins from beyond the veil.

A weak and tiny vampire boy with skin that shines so pale.

The grown-ups play in masks of their own....

Dressed up like Pierrots ~ 

and fortune tellers study books to ready for their shows.

When the autumn air is upon you, enjoy it while it's here,
Halloween is but a season to fill you up with fear.

A huge thank you to Vanessa Valencia for hosting these amazing parties each year.  xoxo

Hope you enjoyed the vintage photos.  They are all from my personal collection.

Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Simple October Days And A New Watercolor ~

I adore the easy and simple days of October.
I've been slowly working on a salted watercolor the last week or so.

"Apple Jack....he LOVES apples.
Even if it means stealing them from the neighbor's tree....
he'll do whatever it takes to feed his desire for apples!"

Apple Jack is in my Etsy Shop right now.

He's not fancy or masterful....just a simple, salted watercolor illustration.

I've even been working on some little ACEOs, which I haven't done in years.
I love working in small format, and ACEOs are only 2-1/2" x 3-1/2"....tiny goodness.  I just started one last night.

"Hester's Last Balloons"

Easy days.
Tiny art.

Reading books ~ 

Autumn garden blossoms ~ 

A tangle of pink and orange, greeting the cooler days ~ 

Puppy's favorite sunning spot.
Snoozing in the warmth ~ 

Lazy strolls.
Treasures hidden in the nooks and crannies.
It isn't unusual to find little bones and feathers this time of year.

With garden clean-up in full swing, you never know what might be hidden beneath the leaves on the hill.

Traces of hummingbird
and lost feathers ~ 

Keepsakes from previous garden years ~ 

Sad and harsh yet beautiful.
Nature is a beastly gal sometimes, isn't she?

The days are getting shorter.
The nights are cooler.

Simple days of art.
Warm days in the garden with the puppy.

Holding on to each and every moment.

Until Next Time:
Gerushia's New World