This sweet little leaf was picked up on my road, a harbinger, for sure, of the ne’er too soon onslaught of vivid botanical color and the excitement that comes along with it in Autumn. I can hardly wait.
The reds, oranges and golds of fall are all the long wave-length colors so they literally touch us more profoundly, bouncing up against us to stimulate excitement. In Candace B. Pert’s book “Molecules of Emotion” she describes this chain reaction, bio-chemical process…we can either go along for the ride or close our eyes.
I personally love the ride! The season makes me feel enlivened and purposeful so I have prepared myself to take advantage of the inspiration it brings. The studio is tidy, paint tubes are full and the fabric is ready…let’s see what comes out.