Friday, October 14, 2011

WHY I'M NOT PAINTING

I've not been painting.  Not starting anything.  Not finishing anything.  Why?


I seem to be mesmerized by the fall colors; the warm weather, the sunlight through turning leaves, the brisk mornings.  Everything makes me want to be outside - or in the sunroom looking outside or reading.  Or taking the long way home along a tree-covered road.  This fall is just wonderful so far and I'm soaking up every bit of it I can instead of shutting myself away in my art room for now.  Maybe when the weather turns and the rain comes and stays and the cold is too cold, I'll get back to it.  But for now...just enjoying autumn...hope you are, too (if your part of the world is having autumn right now - could be spring you're cherishing instead?)

7 comments:

Gary L. Everest said...

Hi Rhonda,
That was one beautiful post. Just reading it made me feel good. Maybe even better than good...calm, joyful and best of all--embraced by memories of such wonderful days.
Many thanks!
Sincerely,
Gary.

Jane said...

Enjoy Rhonda! 'Carpe diem' , this is how we always should live. You will catch up when the rain comes.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Rhonda...enjoying Autumn?! We have had three days in a row of 100-degree temps, definitely not Fall weather for us. Yuk! Enjoy the colors where you are and take photos for the cold Winter.

Carol Blackburn said...

Enjoy your time outside, Rhonda. Isn't it wonderful!

conservativelybohemian said...

I'm with you!

debwardart said...

Sometimes it's good to take a break, and you gotta be in the mood to paint anyway. You are just conceiving future paintings!

RH Carpenter said...

You are always welcome, Gary, for any joy my posts bring you :) Take the long way home and enjoy the colors!

Yes, Seize the Day, Jane!!

Susan, so sorry - but you'll be smiling when we are under a foot of snow and you are dry and clear :)

Thanks, Carol, Sherry and Deb - definitely a glorious fall so far and still more warm weather coming. Another weekend to just stand and look at the skies and trees and see the fallen leaves underfoot, the acorns, the tiny flowers still budding out because it's been so warm. And I don't have to mow the yard or rake anymore (bad back finally ended that chore for me!).

Bit (((HUGS))) to you all!