I can hardly believe that December is just around the corner! But, I am really enjoying the way things look outside these days… November came in like a lion with several days of continuous snowfall but over the past ten days, the elevated temperatures have certainly changed our landscape here. The snow on the hills across the lake has melted, the ice has a thin layer of water on it and just the other day we thought (or perhaps wished…) that the lake ice had melted. I know, I know – I am wishing spring before its time and we will probably pay for this in the long run. But for now, I am grateful for the reprieve from winter.
I took some time out yesterday between putting the final touches on the Art Quilt Campus 2018 registration package and starting a challenge piece (which is due tomorrow…) to explore the surface of the ice. It is always a bit tricky walking on the ice when there are no snow drifts to reduce the slippage factor. But was it ever worth braving the smooth surface close to shore!
My attention was also drawn to some wabi-sabi compositions created by nature. I hope you enjoy today’s images. They certainly inspired me! I rushed home, pulled out several boxes, unearthed some acrylic inks, a few squares of PDF from my personal stash, a piece of plastic and began to experiment using the inks, water and my hands to manipulate the colours… It may not lead to anything but for now, I am pretty excited about being inspired by nature once again!
Special Note: The Art Quilt Campus 2018 registration packages have been dispatched to anyone who registered and attended last summer. Once I hear back from everyone and whether they decide to return, general registration be open to everyone. Interested? Send me an email and I will put you on the list. If you have never heard about the event, check out the page here.