Friday, August 29, 2008

hinting at fall

eta - I received a note about the polyvore collages that the links in mine are not working properly to give credit to the appropriate people ( i think i need to go back to school on this one) I respect the all of the inspiring people out there so much that i will be deleting all of the collages until i can figure out how to fix the problem - I apologize to anyone who may have been offended. And I want to thank Jude at spirit cloth for letting me know there was a problem in such a kind and gracious manner. Please go see her beautiful work.

I know there are a few wedding photos here. No plans at my house, but I do read a few wedding related blogs and those images are from there.

I named this set orange and brown, because I seem to be headed that direction right now. The light is changing here in the south and in the evenings there is just a hint of fall in the air. I think of orange and brown as fall. The leaves take on those rich fall hues. The flames in the fireplace signal a warm cozy evening. I reach for a glass of red wine instead of a citrusy margarita. Earthy, rustic, and in the south the perfect weather for outdoors. Lower humidity - your makeup does not melt right off your face when you walk out the door.

Fall is my favorite season here.

A long weekend coming. I'll be putting things away in the studio. I still have a few things to move out there, but right now I have to clean and sort and organize. I also have a sketch to complete for my submission to the Hauntings Exhibitions at the local art gallery as well as an artist statement about my work.

College Freshman is off to a tournament this weekend in Memphis, TN. The first time she has been to a competition without me. They leave today and will be back late Sunday night. Monday is a holiday for her and we will probably head her way then. She called earlier and is having one of those reality moments. She parked illegally in the visitor parking this morning after practice - left her lights on - and now has a dead battery. They are leaving and she is freaked about the whole scenario. Mom would love to go to her rescue, but I simply coached her through the steps to resolve the issue and maybe she will call back later with the news it is resolved.

I am looking forward to a weekend of "piddling". Yes it will be work, but I so need to get my house and studio in order and I think then I can feel a little less stress. Right now the stress is causing me to have some physical issues - - my asthma is flaring up - heart racing - I am tired but not sleeping all that well - tension headaches. Nothing major and all directly related to stress. What I really need, and cannot afford either in time or money, is a trip to the beach. oh well.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


ellen said...

Take care and be sure to get some quiet down time.

Sherry said...

I can remember those panick moments when I was first out on my own! I remember my kids having them too!

I hope you feel better!!