Hello! Autumn has finally arrived here – we think! Traditionally Halloween is cold and the weather is a bit dicey but this year it was warm and windy. However, the wind brought in a cold front and so we may actually start having days that are not in the high 70’s. Over this past weekend I treated myself to an art weekend with some friends. We had a lovely park-like setting where we were, wonderful food, great weather, and lots of fun. We were visited by deer, wild turkeys, and big horn sheep throughout the weekend as they wandered down to the conference center where we were. So, while I was there I decided to make an autumn project since it was time to pack away the Halloween stuff. So, I decided to make a fall window. I think my finished project works for the current challenge on the Anything But Cute challenge #18 – An Autumn Day.
I wanted the effect of looking out of the window and into autumn but also bring in the colors and richness of the season. I arrived at the art retreat with my car packed to the gills with anything and everything from my craft room that I thought I might use. The sad thing is that I still left so many other things at home!! In the hoard of stuff I brought there was a small canvas and so after I helped other people with their projects and when the day was young (i.e. the very early morning hours before the sunrise) I started on my window. I had to improvise on the “glass” for the window – I used the protective cover used for Cricut mats since I didn’t have any acetate sheets. And there are just enough fingerprints and stuff on it to make it look like a window too!
To cover the depth between the window and the stamped tress in the back, I added the pine need type trees with small pine cones. Where I live we have a combination of the wooded greenery (pine, spruce, juniper, etc) mixed in with a bit of the leafy trees.
Happy Autumn to everyone! It’s a lovely time of year but always seems to go by so quickly. Enjoy it while you can!