Summer is winding down. And you know me, I'm glad about it. Summer is not my season.
School starts on Thursday. I'm glad about that too. The end of summer seems to get a little too hot, a little too lethargic. It feels like a rut. The start of the school season is like the start of a new year-- new possibilities! New teachers, new things to learn. And all the kids get back into a routine, I love it. I also love that the start of school means autumn is coming-- my favorite season!
We've been busy moving things around the house. Moved all my art supplies and books out to the new studio space-- which is lovely, overlooking the garden...except the garden in a frightening mess since we've had no time to tame it this summer.
We took the tv out of the living room and made a little den out of my old art space, and it feels much calmer in there now. Very much like how it was originally! Just a space for sitting and reading and talking. And bouncing madly, if you happen to be 7 months old and love to bounce ;)
The auction for my charity painting ended last night, and I'm so pleased to say that we raised $94 to donate to International Orthodox Christian Charities! Am getting it ready to send off to its new home. A big thank you for everyone who bid on it--- and I'm glad it got such a solid price! It will be so satisfying to send them that money-- and I will post the receipt here to share.
Other than getting poised for fall....not a lot going on around here. Hope to get to the studio this afternoon and do some more work. Autumn on my mind! :D