Tuesday, 21 September 2010

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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Falling into Autumn – as Keat’s the poet wrote in ‘To Autumn’

‘Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core.’

Although sometimes a melancholy befalls some at this time of year when they see the passing of the summer season of brightness fade into the possibility of chill winds of winter looming on the horizon, for others they see this season as the most colourful, exciting, abundant and vivid time of the year!

Personally, I find this the most amazing time of year.  The colours take your breath away and the abundance of the harvest promises tasty dishes for the long winter months ahead.  Gone are the days when we wish it could be a little cooler.  Now is the time to go for all those long lingering walks to discover nature’s palette, pick fruit off the hedgerows and see how the colours change in the light which in itself changes by the season.

Autumn is the time of year when nature offers us all her fruitful gifts to which we give thanks.

Whilst I lived in the Middle and Far East this is what I missed so much.  The changing of the seasons, the renewed hope to look forward to the next adventure.

Talking of adventures and walks I decided to look for autumnal subjects/items for sale within the BBEST group.  The wealth of talent available along with the choices offered leaves me speechless!  Take a look at some of the examples I found:

Butterscotch Flower Earrings by ZudaGay


Bring the warmth of this colour to match your autumn wardrobe.

Autumn Leaf Original Photograph by BethPeardonProds


‘This leaf looked lonely but also reminded me that fall is here'.’

Caramel Apple Candle by Aromafields


Apples are always associated with this time of year and these would be scrumptious, if they were to be eaten!

Maple Leaf Magnet by Chris1


A pretty reminder of autumn to have on your fridge to keep those important notes handy!

Autumn Leaves Mandala – window cling sun catcher by ClingingImages


Typical colours to glow in the sunlight and spread the warmth of autumn.

Pumpkin Patch Original by Pfd Original Artworks


What a wonderful example of the abundance of the autumn harvest!

Indian Corn Matchbook Notepads by Circle in the Sand


Such a handy item to remind us of harvests.

Bunches of Sunshine by Yankee Girl


Some of my favourite flowers that follow the sun as it moves through the day.

Jumbo Perle Medium with fall colours by Sassalynne


A true reflection of the variety of warm autumnal colours.

After the Harvest by HeronKate


There is nothing quite like a freshly harvested field with the promise of an abundance of crops to take us through the next season.

Autumn Rose felted coasters by J N Originals


Autumn being a wonderful time for long walks, the temperature cools down once the sun hides behind the watery clouds and it is time to settle down indoors with a welcome warm drink.  These coasters make it all seem so much more cosy, don’t they?

Well, my BBESTer friends, what do you think?  Above is a selection of inspired items in the autumn/fall theme.  All catching the warmth of the glow of the diminishing sunshine but still giving us a wonderful sense of wonder at how clever nature really is!

Sale Corner!

Occasionally I will show items that are for sale from me direct which can be paid for using Paypal. Always check to see shipping charges which will need to be added to the item amount!

For regular prices check out my Etsy shop, as well as my sister shop on Etsy which also sells encaustic art http://onawhimsey.etsy.com

Some paintings can be bought directly from my website http://onawhimsey.com

Some samples of my present & past work to give you inspiration for that special gift!

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