By the time you read this, the fall will have arrived. 

Fall — autumn — my absolute favorite season . . . the colors!  

Albert Camus described it as “a second spring when every leaf’s a flower. ”

the fallAnd for the respite it is from me pretending I know what I am doing in the flowerbeds!

This autumn, I am coming to terms with limits of my ability to actually get on the canvas what my ambition is spurring me on to try.

I am trying to paint a beloved cat whose owner hopes I can capture the tabby in a Picasso’s style. 

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It’s not going well. 

Sigh — I so get this artist’s hutzpah:Take the Money and Run

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But who could let such a HUGE canvas go undressed? Especially in the FALL!

I just can’t leave the colors alone— and hoping for those times when they come together with lines and say something other than find the GESSO!

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“When you paint, try to put down exactly what you see. Whatever else you have to offer will come out anyway.” Winslow Homer

Another deep sigh. 

Mindful I am though whatever comes through on the canvas, it’s just so great to have the chance to keep trying!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”—Dr. Seuss

A comfort, as travel options are not what they once were.

So while my  inner artist struggles, it’s also great to listen to creativity — to James McBride’s latest novel, The Heaven and Earth Grocery Store: 

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Time well spent it is— especially in the fall. 

Life lesson from the nursery: Broken crayons can still color. ~Author unknown

Cheers — you might also like: The Presence of Wonder in an Autumn’s Garden 

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