If this theme doesn't make you want to run outside, jump in the leaves, play till you are tired - that good tired - and then come inside to snuggle and have something delicious to drink, I'd be shocked. What amazes me most about this treat is the way each artist blended those colors we all see in our mind's eye when one mentions Fall to create warm, inviting new works. Each work makes me want to sit with the artist over a cup of tea and talk about Fall, life, memories and beauty. These artists that I absolutely adore created moving, memorable, professional works that leave me - as always - wanting more.
I invite you to curl up and enjoy this playtime, this beauty, this fun.....Happy Fall, everyone!
Janet, creator of JanetDavies, created this striking 4X6 painting titled, Fall Dreams.
“This 4X6 painting is for the Creative Center For Cancer fundraiser. I’ve been experimenting with layering silk fabric and fibers with paints and it’s creating a dreamy effect,” said Janet. “I have really missed fall this year. Here in the desert we don’t really get a fall season and it makes me a little sad because fall is my favorite time of year.”
Lilac Café (blog) http://www.janetdavies.com/lilaccafe/
Althea, creator of Salvaged Expression, created this sensational piece titled, Autumn Jewels.
“This week I can't say I took any big risks or did something revolutionary but I am utterly pleased with the result!” Althea. “I had a terrible time tracking down some red leaves early this week but from my window now I can see some trees starting to catch fall fire and I have a feeling I'm going to be collecting all season long to fuel my new habit!”
Agathe, creator of Meherio68, created this magnificent piece.
“A bright right orange cover and back, soft orange, yellow and green paper, linen thread, a macrame and handmade clay bead built-in bookmark, and a photo of one of my favourite things in life— a glowing, sparkling hearth fire— one of the very few things, with from cashmere sweaters those gorgeous boots I just got, that justify the coming of winter to me... And now it's up to you to write your own "Fall Tales" in it!”
Etsy shop: http://meherio68.etsy.com/
DaWanda shop: http://lebarduvent.dawanda.com/
Felicia Kramer, creator of Another Bright Idea, created these phenomenal pieces titled, "Sunflowers", "Autumn Joy", "Four Apples", and "Spidertime".
"It’s just a bit early for fall color in this part of Michigan , so I had to improvise," said Felicia. "Here’s some scenes from an sunny afternoon stroll around the neighborhood and around my home. Visit my blog for the full story about Mr. Spider!"
Kelly, creator of Backward Glances, created this simply stunning pieces.
"Fall, especially October is my favorite season and is such a beautiful time of year here, with bright days and crisp nights," said Kelly.
"We have many very large, natural rock formations here on the Island, a favorite fall view is seen at Point Lookout, looking down upon Sugar Loaf amidst an absolute blaze of color punctuated by the eternal green of the pines and lake filling the horizon."
"This piece is bead and silk embroidered on a silk base and will eventually become the focal point of a neck-piece."
Teri, creator of Giraffe Label Designs, created this phenomenal Tropical Autumn Diaper clutch.
"I am just so happy that I can submit something this week!!" said Teri. "I've used this fabric before, and I just love the autumn color scheme on a print that looks like tropical leaves and flowers. And, of course, the orange is quite vibrant! This is a new shape for me, and I hope to have it in my shop soon."
Maureen, a talented artist, created this gorgeous 9x9 watercolor with wax resist crayon.
"For Fiery Fall, I remembered a tree by a creek from my growing-up years near the Ozarks," said Maureen. "Our standing comment, every year, was, 'Mom, mom, call the Fire Department, 'cause that tree's on fire!'"
Trina, creator of Woven Chains Jewelry, created this sensational piece titled, "Fall, all Folded Up".
"Since I didn't have any rings in the right "fall" colors, I decided to do something different," said Trina. "I folded an origami box from stiffened fabric. This box is made from 8 total pieces of fabric (4 in the lid and 4 in the bottom) and 4 different Bali batik fabrics. It is about 2" square."
Amanda, creator of Persistent Green, created this magnificent marbled 8 1/2 x 11 piece on cardstock.
"I love, love, love the colors and aromas and excitement that autumn brings," said Amanda. "I'm gearing up to be in two craft shows over the next two weekends, so of course I've been marbling the days away to create my handmade note cards. Here's a peek at some of the warm, happy fall colors I've been using."
Kris, creator of Lisianblue, created such wonderful pieces titled, The Fiery Colors of Fall.
"I always think of candles, fires, hot chocolate with marshmellows as the weather cools," said Kris. "I'm not sure how I came about this idea - but thought hanging candle holders might be fun - all in the colors of fall.
Some caution is advised of course."
Bird, creator of Talismans by Crow Tarot, Kitty Hawke, Cat Bird Crystals, and One Earth, One Tribe, created this beautiful piece.
"This piece almost didn't get done in time, but thanks to GhostHunters & Destination Truth, I can bring you Fiery Fall Bowl, a huge crocheted acrylic platter-bowl from my KittyHawke shop (if I decide to put it there! :-D)," said Bird. "The detail pic shows the beautiful triptych of browns that comprise the top. Part of what I consider the Perfect Fall Palette, colorwise, these vibrant red-&-browns. :-D"
Talismans by Crow Tarot
found at http://www.crowtarot.etsy.com/
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Natasha, creator of Doodlestar, celebrated her love a Fall. This piece was created for the Creative Center and will also be the cover of a new journal.
The words at the bottom read: "A little (heart) goes a long way." And the tree trunk reads: "Love."
This week, I looked around and found a fabulous new Fall flavored items. These folks do not know they are in the TST yet...I am going to write to surprise them. More artists to celebrate and invite to play - YAY!
Flamenco Flowers choker
(This artist was suggested by Bird. Thank you, Bird. She's got a great shop.)
Blossoms Ceramic Necklace in Harvest Brown
Red, Orange, Yellow Fall Felt Tree Embroidered 14 Inch Pillow Cover, Bedroom, Living Room
Baby boy knit hat with colourful stripes. sized for infant.
After viewing this wonderfully gorgeous TST are you feeling creative? Are you ready to dive in and start creating for the next theme??
Well, the next theme is theme is.........."Your Favorite Childhood Movie".
Tune in tomorrow for some fun details and perhaps a little twist to this...this one is sure to be a lot of fun!
Start choosing your fav themes and then tune in tomorrow for the twist!