Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Magnificent Artists Invite You to Fall In Love With One of Mother Nature's Most Beautiful Celebrations

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Please forgive the lack of post yesterday. I was experiencing some computer issues but that section will return next week.

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)

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!”

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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!"


“Autumn Joy”

“Four Apples”


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
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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!


Kerrie Slade said...

What a lovely surprise to find my Flamenco Flowers choker here amongst all these gorgeous crafty creations!

Thank you so much to Bird and TST for introducing me to a fab 'n' fun new blog to follow :0)

Amanda Fall - PersistentGreen said...

So warm and happy and colorful and full of life! This has to be one of my favorite collections in a long time. Maybe I'm just ready for fall. :)

The next theme will be so fun--can't wait to see what everybody picks!

Natasha said...

Kerrie - welcome!! It's fantastic to have you hear. I was so thrilled when Bird pointed me toward your's filled with fun and this piece just grabs you. Such great's wonderful to have you as a part of this gorgeous TST!!!

Amanda -ok can we just talk about the warm, explosive, gorgeous beauty of your piece this week?? I think it should be cards, a journal many things. Amanda the way you created that one...well, it will stay with me for a LONG time...amazing, amazing work!!! And I think the next theme will be a blast fo' sure!!!

Felicia Kramer said...

I'm really serious - if I won the lottery I would buy every single one of these pieces!! Gorgeous!
Janet - love the "silky" effect.
Althea - those are gorgeous - I'm so partial to natural materials.
Agathe - great journal- I'm going to an outdoor bonfire party tonight- yippee - so this puts me in the mood.
Kelly - I'm amazed at how you duplicated the photo - perfect!
Teri - love this print and the bag!
Maureen - you go girl! Nice to see a little more definition in your work - beautiful.
Trina - I have a thing for bags and boxes and I adore this box!
Amanda - my feeble attempts at marbling in the past were nothing like these rich colors. Great work!
Kris - Oh please - those are fantastic!! I'm such a clutz I probably would burn the house down but so what - what an effect!
Bird - I have never done crochet in my life - I'm very impressed with this.
Natasha - that is SO you. That will be perfect for a journal cover.
As far as the four sneak attacks, they are all beautiful - and they all fit right in with the theme. Good job, Natasha. And let's hope they all join in with us.

giraffelabel said...

loved everything this week, and it just puts me in the mood to go for a long walk in the woods. kris - your candleholders are beautiful! i love the effect that they make when they are lit!

well, wish i could write more...they were all beautiful, but my boys are fighting and i have to go stop them. great job everyone!!

Natasha said...

Felicia - Sunflowers are my FAVORITE!!!! I love them and this piece...I LOVE all of them...the apples are so Fall to me....that beautiful bee, a last kiss of summer and the spider...I will totally be visiting to learn more...this week has been nuts and I'm SOOO missing my fun blog visiting time...your work contines to grow and inspire the crap out of it all

Giraffelabel - what a FABULOUS clutch...I love the fabric but there something wonderfully elegant about it as well...this is one a my fav pieces of yours AND I'm SOOOOOOOOO glad to see you were misses a GREAT deal my friend...I agree with you too about Kris' piece...they are so warm and yummy lit up...I'm with Felicia I want to buy it all!!! Good luck breakng up the fighting :)

Phoenyx Ravenswing said...


Doesn't she tho', Natasha? Tell you what, if I still had working plastic in my life, I'd be very tempted to do a major shopping spree over at her shop! :-D

And to Kerrie Slade - you are most welcome! :-) I'm very glad Google pointed me in your direction! :-)

Awesome, wonder-full, amazing work all! :-) Off to chase sunlight at the mo', but I'll be back to comment more specifically laters. Major awesomeness here !:-)

BB & GF! :-)

Trina said...

Fall has always been my favorite season of the year. I love the colors (that I just simply *can't* wear) and the cooler weather. These beautiful objects just reminded me why. They are all so beautiful.

Thursdays used to be my absolute least favorite day of the week, for many reasons. Now, I look forward to it so much -- to see the beauty and to take part in this community. Thank you all.

Felicia, if you would like the box, it is yours. I would love to send it your way. Send me a convo on Etsy, and I'll find a way to get it to you.


Mackin-Art said...

I just love fall!!!

This weeks wonderful submissions have me hoping it arrives soon; they were all just splendidly creative and beautiful.

aquamaureen said...

Ladies, what a joy it was to revel in everyone's creations!! I wish I had time to comment on each one, but I leave tomorrow morning for three days and haven't packed a thing--gotta scoot--but I'm taking all this "joy of fall" with me. Once again, I'm sooooo proud to be part of this group of incredible generous artists.

Natasha said...

Phoenix! I hope you enjoyed many of those rays today...your bowl was stellar! It made me want to eat yummy things ....I love the vibrant color and I'm so glad you were able to get it done! YAY!

Trina there are NO words to explain how much I loved that box...Felicia you are SOOO lucky what a gift!!! And Trina you are such a special part of this commnity ...I love Thursdays too and you are a HUGE reason for that ...I'm sooo glad you are a part of this community.

Mackin-Art - your piece was AMAZING! I just sat here staring at the photo and then back at the always knock my socks off...and the beauty that surrounds you still calls to me...I'm so visiting hehehe...super work!

aquamaureen - you captured the beauty of Fall...that leaf, that creation was filled with such splendid color...I adore it...another stunning work!!! Have fun while you are away :)

Felicia Kramer said...

Oh wow - Trina - I'm so honored! I'll be happy to do a trade. I'll send you a convo - let's see what we can do. Yippee - yippee ....

meherio68 said...

You have all reminded me how much I love those Fall and Indian Summer colors. This is fiery art in the best possible way!
I'm defintely in the cat fight the minute I win the lottery— which reminds me there is this humongous Eurolotto being drawn tonight... Off to get my ticket!
Hugs and Kisses

Trina said...

Natasha, If you want a box, I would be honored to make you one. I don't think I have all of the exact same fabrics left, but I'm sure I have plenty of fun "fally" ones in my little pile of squares.

Consider it made.

Felicia, I am so excited to be able to pick something from your shop to trade!!! Now I have to actually *pick* something. There is soooooo much beauty there, both for the eyes and for the soul. Thanks for the offer. It really touched me.


Natasha said...

Meherio you made me laugh out loud! I love the cat fight ...and the lottery win!! You are awesome...

Trina - are you serious?? I don't have much in my shop at present to trade but I'd happily make you a card...let's chat!!