In between working on my weekly sketchbook pages of animal art illustrations, and trying to create something everyday, I’m also having fun practicing hand lettering combined with watercolor wreaths. I turned these watercolor postcard paintings into new notecards in my Etsy shop.
Drawing all the time makes me happy, so Practice Practice Practice has been my motto this year. It’s also great to be able to add new products to my etsy shop based on my drawings and watercolor paintings.
We went on our first hike of Fall over the weekend! It felt great to be on the trails again, exploring the woods.
Remember that old hollow tree I love so much? It’s still toppled over.
It’s still early in the season, and we’ve had a lot of warm, sunny days lately, so we didn’t see a lot of fall colors yet.
Hope you’re out enjoying Fall too!
It was a great fall weekend full of cool weather, a fire in the fireplace, soup for lunch, football games and raking leaves.
Many of the leaves on our trees that change to yellow in autumn are changing and falling.
Raking is always hard work but it’s a great excuse to get outside when the temps are cool.
Soon the oranges and reds will take over the landscapes.
Hope you were able to get out into the wild and enjoy this fall season!
There’s always lots of cheese and bakery at the farmers market from spring to fall, but I love seeing the variety of flowers and produce, especially as the crops change through the seasons. This time of year, the flowers and bouquets are so vibrant! And the harvest crops produce fun shapes, colors and textures.
Hope you enjoyed some adventures this weekend.
When Fall weather arrives, we are ready to hit the trails. Another one of my favorite things to do is to go hiking.
I love treasure hunting for artifacts on the trails and in the woods.
It’s especially fun to find hidden critters.
I think it’s magical to see all the different textures, colors and shapes hidden in plain sight in the woods.
I love to take notice of how the same plants create different textures, shapes and colors as they mature.
We also noticed a few different types of ferns in these woods.
Not only were the exercise and fresh air good for the soul, but all this photo reference will be great for filling up my sketchbook with more illustrations.
I have never met a person who didn’t like Fall. Except maybe my husband, who doesn’t like what comes after fall.
There are so many wonderful things about Fall:
Warm sunshine and crisp temperatures
Finding acorns and other treasures in the woods
Pumpkin spiced lattes
Pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie, pumpkin-flavored anything
Decorating our house with colorful, weirdly shaped gourds
Sweet potatoes and acorn squash
Soup cooking all day in the crock pot
Leaves (already) raked into a pile
Mums and asters
Layering with long-sleeved shirts and cardigans
Wearing wool socks
What are your Fall favorites?
We went to Oktoberfest this weekend at a local brewery. I like their beer but I’ve never been to their brewery, so this was a perfect opportunity to see this charming, historic Swiss town.
Their Staghorn beer, the name for their October variety, was quite tasty, especially in the commemorative mugs. Amber beers are my favorites, so I will definitely have to buy some of this to have at home. It was extra fun hanging out with one of my longest-lasting friends, Nancy and her hubby and more friends.
After a couple alpenhorns sounded to kick off the festival, we enjoyed huge pretzels, brats, people-watching, seeing traditional German and Bavarian lederhosen and dirndl costumes, and live music until the wee hours. We even participated in the tapping of the keg, where you hold up your glass to get some fresh beer poured straight from a wooden keg. Mmm.
The last time I went to an Oktoberfest festival was a few years ago in Vail when we lived in Colorado, so I’ve been wanting to try a festival around here. Definitely a blast.
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