This week's Studio Friday topic:
"Autumn inspiration - According to my calendar, today (Sept 22) is the "Autumnal Equinox," and it's my favorite season, so show me what you love about the fall - the colors?... the leaves?...etc." ~ Kerri
Who doesn't love the vibrant colors of autumn, especially the pairing of flame-colored leaves with a brilliant blue sky? These lovely autumn flowers reflect the colors of the trees and will soon be visible out my studio window. And something about autumn just encourages knitting, especially with wool, in the evening with a cup of hot tea and fresh pumpkin muffins. Here is my newest knitting project - the yarn choices are definitely showing some autumn influence!
Autumn is also the time to start crafting Christmas goodies in the studio. I love to open the window in the studio wide (Autumn here has a long Indian summer before the rains start) and with a hot cup of cider, sketch out all the new designs I'd like to do for Christmas, both for my family and friends and for the boutique. There's something about the quiet in the air, the smell of the garden, the turning of the leaves and the flocks of geese in the sky that just inspires. This fall I've been smitten by the color copper. These are a few of my first copper inspired pieces - little inexpensive stocking stuffers crafted with bright copper wire.