Flashback Friday: Fall Color Tour 2015 #art #ink #fall #calligraphy #robertfrost

Every year we visit Michigan to experience Autumn in all of its glory. Last year was no exception to the abundance of fall colors all around. Similar to years past we took our time driving through the Michigan area stopping frequently to take photos. There is nothing like lovely long drives amidst the beautiful fall color with apple cider donuts, tea, coffee and family for company.artjournal_4_10

I am reminded of a poem by Robert Frost that speaks perfectly of this time of year:

O hushed October morning mild,
Thy leaves have ripened to the fall;
Tomorrow’s wind, if it be wild,
Should waste them all.
The crows above the forest call;
Tomorrow they may form and go.
O hushed October morning mild,
Begin the hours of this day slow.
Make the day seem to us less brief.
Hearts not averse to being beguiled,
Beguile us in the way you know.
Release one leaf at break of day;
At noon release another leaf;
One from our trees, one far away.
Retard the sun with gentle mist;
Enchant the land with amethyst.
Slow, slow!
For the grapes’ sake, if they were all,
Whose leaves already are burnt with frost,
Whose clustered fruit must else be lost—
For the grapes’ sake along the wall.


Let us be still and take this poem in.

Until next post…


Forgotten Flashbacks: Fall Color Tour, October 4th 2014

For almost every year since meeting my husband, we have ventured out to Michigan to my father-in-laws place to explore the beauty and wonder of Michigan in the fall. Fall can be the most wondrous seasons as we transition from late summer to crisp autumnal days. Last year, even though it was somewhat chilly and rainy, we ventured out as a family once again in attempt to capture the colors of fall through the lens of our cameras.

This particular year we traveled further than our usual route to hunt down the most picturesque spots. Along the way we picked up apples and donuts at Klackle Farms and then later stopped for a delicious bite to eat at an area pub. I always enjoy my time spent while enjoying the foliage during this season. Here is my unique interpretation of our colorful weekend in Michigan.

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Until next post…

Flashback Friday: August 10th 2012

Summer fadesCool breezes flow
Leaves begin to break

I remember the day I wrote this haiku that it felt like the beginning of fall. The cool crisp air and smells of autumn wafting in the air. At the time, I was inspired to draw this scene from a quick tutorial offered on Derwent’s website. At the time I needed to start getting into the groove of drawing and the tutorial was exactly what I needed to inspire me to draw. Sometimes you just need to not to have to think about what you are going to draw and just simply be guided by a book or website. It’s a wonderful way to unwind and just let go.

Hope you enjoy today’s flashback- take care and may you have a safe weekend…