And instead of feeling sombre, I shall rejoice your arrival. I shall think differently (or at least try to).
So - today I challenge myself to a month long celebration of autumn -
I shall draw, I shall create, I shall bake.
I will walk and will breathe, I will crochet and I will garden.
Each day I shall do something that embraces the changes in the season,
the taste of the air and the colour in the trees.
I will listen for owls, watch stars in the darkening sky,
listen to the rain on the roof,
appreciate the colour of the autumnal evening skies,
I am going to practice self-care.
I started yesterday with baking a fruit cake, filling the house with a rich warm and comforting scent. Himself and I walked late evening, after a day of heavy showers - and witnessed the sun sink behind the rain-heavy clouds which had swirled around us for most of the week. The air was fresh and damp and after being cooped up inside most of the day - glorious.
I am part of a fairly irregular 'sketch a day' group on facebook, however for September I will be sketching daily while I drink my early morning coffee.
Barn doors, Bleak Bank Farm and door handle detail
Today, the second day of September, I have planned :
art - lots of slate and canvas prepping,
lighting of incense, listening to music
and because today seems dull and overcast - fairy lights.
Later with Moss, on our walk,
I will quietly forage seed heads and dried grasses
and make an autumnal wreath for the door.
I hope I have inspired you to celebrate autumn and to practice self-care.
Thank you everyone who joined in with last month's scavenger photo hunt. Welcome to Joanne of Joanne's craft and adventures, thank you for joining in for the first time :)
September's words will be on a theme - autumn of course!
Cosy, Changing Foliage, Scarf, Cobweb, baking, my own choice.
Have fun, keep inspired and speak soon xxx