Monday, August 18, 2014

Autumn Things

Wow, the blogging community has really been embracing autumn! Me? Not so much.

You see, the reason why I dislike fall is because it leads to winter.
This may seem like a strange statement considering that my favorite season is summer, then winter, then spring, then fall. winter is boosted up to second place for several reasons, one being that my business really picks up in the winter (I sell heating pads and greeting cards). 

But the main reason is Christmas, which not only symbolized Jesus's birth, but also it just fills the air with joy and love and cheerfulness.  also, I looove Christmas carols. And Christmas movies. And Christmas lights. And Christmas trees. And egg nog. And Black Friday. 

Back on track. Besides, since winter doesn't start until December 20, most of those things happen in fall. so, maybe I do like it. Except for the weather. I live in the midwest, where we have HOT summers and COLD winters. I'm talking negative degrees, people. And that's in Fahrenheit.

So I decided that to convince myself that autumn is a good thing, I'd make a piece of art.

What you'll need:
cardstock (white)
water colors

1) Using different calligraphies, write fill the page with things you love about fall.

2) Fill the spaces with doodles corresponding to the words

3) Using the watercolors, fill in illustrations or letters to create a busy, somewhat abstract masterpiece.

So, do you like fall?

<3 Danielle


  1. That's a very cute idea!
    I'm still hoping for a summer encore. I am so not done with warmth yet. It's hard to get a lot of it where I live, but we've had some wonderful days. I just don't want to give that up yet.
    Sure I'll be happy with knitting and tea, but believe me, I can still do that in the summer too;)

    1. Thank you! Yes, the winter and fall have their blessings, but summer's are just better, in my book.

  2. I like the calligraphy you used for "pumpkin pie" & "apple cider." They're super loopy & cool. I'm excited for fall but try to enjoy each seasons as they come. :] // ☼

    1. Thanks you, Carmen, those were some of my favourites, too! Yeah, as much as I dread fall, I have to admit that the change of seasons is kinda exciting :)

  3. This is so cuteeee! I might have to try it when I get bored in math class this year. ;) btw, your calligraphy is gorg!

    1. Thank you so much! Haha, good idea but it's not my fault if you get caught ;)