Sunday, September 05, 2010

Fall and Old Habits...

The slight chill in the air is suggesting that Fall is just around the corner.   The days are getting shorter.  Stores are now displaying Autumn motifs and some even have Halloween costumes and candy out on the shelves.  It's making the little kid in me...giddy. 

I've loved Fall ever since I can remember.  The leaves on the trees changing color from green to yellow, red and brown is just about the most beautiful thing I can think of.  It makes my summer-suffering dormant imagination turn on.  Maybe it's because I was born late in the year or something.  I don't know. 

The latest poem from Calender of the Soul seems to hit the nail on the head for me:

There dims in damp autumnal air
 The senses' luring magic;
 The light's revealing radiance
 Is dulled by hazy veils of mist.
 In distances around me I can see
 The autumn's winter sleep;
 The summer's life has yielded
 Itself into my keeping.

So old habits die hard.  I must make some foul and ugly little children.  All they are going to do is run around in my head until I release them through cloth and clay.  I still adore my Waldorf dolls, but there is something about my nasty little ones which satisfies me in only the special way that they are capable of. 

Without further ado, here is what I,m working on.


tj said...

...Yay! *clapping* I love those foul and ugly lil' things! Can't wait to see it finished! :o)

...I'm also an Autumn person. I don't know what makes one that way but I've always loved Fall. I love trees and the colors, the cooler air, and pumpkins. Goodness me, can't forget the pumpkins... :o)

...Love the poem!


Aimee Jeffries said...

*Jumping for joy* Yessss!!! How I missed those mischievous faces :)

Sue said...

Totally an autumn person here! I feel so much more inspired and creative as soon as the weather cools, the air freshens and the colours start to change. Love it!

Your new little piece is adorable - love her expression!