I relish Autumn...
I love going for walks with my little diva dog, Mia and losing myself in Mother Nature.
I find it very calming, peaceful and it just clears my mind. When I walk, ideas for paintings, projects etc. always come to mind - so, great for creative brainstorming. Mia however gets fed up with me because I am always stopping to take photos, or to pick up little goodies that I find to bring home with us.
This year, I decided to make a little display of my Autumn finds and so the video below is all about that.
I wanted to make a point of honouring this change of season and thought this a wonderful way to go about it. I have used an old vintage plate that I love with a candle in the centre. The candle is lit at family meal times to remind us all of this beautiful season and how lucky we are to live in such a land of plenty. I have also taken to lighting the candle just before I start to write in my journal - its a nice grounding ritual that I am enjoying.
Of course my display is small because its just on our dining table handy for lighting at meal times. Of course, you could make it any size you wanted. You could also make an autumn altar, which would be beautiful.
Just have fun gathering your finds and then display them however feels right for you Dearest. Be elaborate or not - its all good.
My boys have really enjoyed this process too - they have their own little displays of treasures found on our walks together.
Artist - Benji - age 6
Love and light,