Thursday, 19 October 2017

With chaos...

...all around me as I clean and purge (we're planning on a spring down-sizing), I've been doing much too little in the studio.  That does not mean, however, that I can't appreciate the out-of-control colour around me as we head towards the end of fall.

Here's what I mean:
The front lawn is carpeted with maple leaves.

The shrubbery in the backyard fairly shouts with riotous colour against the clear blue of the sky.

The mountain ash down the street is laden with berries.

There's glistening gold everywhere I look.

Even the fallen colour carries that POW factor.

Strawflowers are gorgeous at this time of the year.

Sunflowers are at their best as they wave goodbye to summer.
Of course, there's colour on the web when I need a break from all that sorting/organizing/cleaning, etc.  Here are a few of the luscious goodies I found over the past week or so.

Wendy Mamattah
Anita Bloch Ceramics

Debbie Colby

We live in a magical world, don't we?  Everywhere we look there's a feast for the eyes.

28 comments:

  1. Lovely colour shots Win! It sounds like you will have an interesting winter and spring - good luck!

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    1. That's certainly true, Val, and I'm looking forward to the change, apart from considerations of studio space!

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  2. Yes we life in a magical world! Autumn is beautiful - here as well - I enjoy it! I love your studio house and those fantastic nature's impressions and great art of the different artists!
    Have a great cleaning out and enjoy the season!
    Happy rest of your week!
    Susi

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    1. SO glad you enjoyed the post, Susi; I love this time of year even when studio time is at a premium! Happy weekend to you and wonderful creating too!

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  3. Beautiful photos, my friend!

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    1. Thanks, Mia - I so love the colour this time of year!

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  4. Fall is an especially beautiful time here in the Valley with all the glorious color and texture surrounding us! Your photo's are proof of that.

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    1. Isn't it just, Laura? I'm always delighted to see such a baroque field of colour here...juicy beyond imagination!

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  5. You are so right, it is a magical world. If only some people would stop falling out with each other and sort out their disagreements peacefully. Anyway less of that! gorgeous colours and love the ceramics. Happy creating, Angela xXx

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    1. I'm with you, Angela - we're desperately in need of some tolerance and empathy on our planet! Thanks for stopping by to enjoy the colour!

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  6. Organization must be in the air I have been cleaning and house painting like a mad woman too. Maybe I'm be getting ready to hibernate in a few weeks, but before I do I've decides I need to get me some straw flowers yours are gorgeous. I also adore that tapestry by Debbie Colby it is so unique and simply fabulous. Thanks for sharing your beautiful surroundings and art you make my day. Happy cleaning!

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    1. It's certainly that time of the year, Deann, and better now than when that hibernation craving REALLY sets in! Thanks for the kudos on the colour and (lovingly borrowed) art...that tapestry is outstanding, isn't it?!

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  7. All those gorgeous reds! And that Debbie Colby piece - I just want to run my fingers over it and take in all that texture.
    Obviously we're having a purge at the moment, too. I find that I get rid of a bagful of stuff but also discover something that 'needs using up' and then it's off on a side project :)

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    1. Oh I so agree, Tracy - red really is best, and that felted texture is outstanding! I can well imagine your purge, with a move from Australia to Britain in the offing. Good luck on the 'needs using up' thing. ;-)

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  8. My favorite time of year - colors colors colors - and YOURS are FABULOUS Win. In Texas... not so much!!! This was a great treat. And wow - what awesome artwork your friend do - of course! So intriguingly lovely. Xj.

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    1. I feel we're exceptionally fortunate here in the Creston Valley - beautiful orchards, vineyards and farms, with a plethora of hardwoods and floral gifts thrown in as well. Autumn is so colourful that it should get an award!! xo

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  9. Great post about my favourite season. The red maples in your front drive are awesome. I will always miss the flaming reds and oranges of leaves turning in Ontario. Here, I celebrate the vibrant yellows and golds and in particular the mango colour of the larches!

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    1. Somehow, and in spite of all the driving through provinces I've done, I seem to have missed the turning of the larches, although I do know they can't compare with the Ontario colour in the fall - it's dynamite!!! xo

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  10. Oh Win!
    Your colorful world is brilliant! I just love your trees- ours are soooooo boring! Black walnut dropping stinking black acid nuts and balsa with black mold spot-, ahhh I do have a lovely burning bush that is covered in the most luscious scarlet! thanks for your post!
    and BTW, where are you moving to? Hopefully everything will work out smoothly!
    huge hugs my friend! Jackie xx

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    1. Thanks, Jackie - our area is truly stunning. Black walnut sounds similar to the tree we had in our front yard when living in Canmore, AB (a black cottonwood). It dropped endless sticky messes for months of the year, seemingly. Burning bushes are pure delight, aren't they? Just a glorious mass of colour in the yard.

      We're downsizing here, and hoping to find a condo in our town (which is actually right across the street, even though we currently live in a 'rural' area. With luck we can keep it local.

      Big hugs right back to you, and a very happy week! xo

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  11. I see what you mean by out of control colour! I haven't seen as much colour this autumn as I would have liked to! I think it's because of the stormy weather - the trees lost their leaves before they had a chance to turn colour! What a shame! Your post was a bit of a compensation for my sensory deprivation! Beautiful photos!

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    1. It was really lovely here, Zsuzsa, in spite of the hot, dry & fiery summer we experienced. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos, and that it somewhat made up for your lacklustre fall!

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  12. What a lovely time of the year! I really like your photographs very much. So evocative. And how fleeting is our time with the autumn!
    Debbie Colby's tapestry is mind-blowing. One feels fairly swept away to fields at nightfall with the wind blowing....

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    1. Many thanks, Rose, and I'm all over that tapestry, too. Pure beauty!

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  13. Hi you have a lot of beauty around you, enjoy ! xx

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    1. I most certainly do, and on both counts, Shirley. Hope you're having a terrific week! xo

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  14. I wish I could hop and pop in to your garden, such a beautiful colors. 😘

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    1. I wish you could do so, too, Gerda, and we'd incorporate a round of play while you're here! xo

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