Sunday, August 31, 2008

Summer's End

Wow has this month flown by. I can't believe we are already at Labor Day Weekend. I'm not sad to see summer end as my favorite time of the year has always been the fall season. Once again, I was able to visit a place from my childhood where I spent every summer growing up. "Maine - The Way Life Should Be". The sounds, smells and many walks along the beach bring back all those memories. I wish all who shared those times back then were here now. Funny how you take for granted all that is given to you as a child then wake up one day as an adult longing for those gifts you no longer have. It's the way of life, I guess.

There are so many fabulous textures along the beach. An early morning walk before the fog burned off down the Penobscott River revealed ducks waking in the water just beyond the fog line, the constant and soothing sounds of the fog horn accross the river at Searsport and fields lining the beach covered in early morning dew and spider webs showing hard overnight labor in beautiful star-like presentation.

I will miss summer and all the memories but fall will bring refreshing new ones. As soon as the cooler weather rolls in and the mornings turn cool instead of oppressive, memories of school clothes shopping, saddle shoes and autumn-toned plaid dresses come racing back. I head out with my camera to capture the foliage in all it's beauty. Fall brings renewal for me. It's a new starting point filled with color and texture that I feel connected to. If it could only stay that way all year long.

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

A little Sunday sunshine....

Welcome to Sunday.....again. It will be a short week at work this week with a nice break in Maine for an extended weekend off. Back to my favorite place where the beaches are rocky and ripe for exploring at low tide and the memories come spilling back in buckets full. I plan on returning with some great pictures to use.

I attended the Lowell Quilt Festival on Saturday. I am always blown away by the amazing hand work and outside-the-box creativity at these shows. The variety of techniques, colors, and imagery could engage a person for hours. I didn't bring my camera but some of those fabulous quilts will remain in my memory forever.

I am trying to get working on a couple of scrap wisdom journal quilts that I had started last weekend and I am also experimenting more with my weeds and wildflowers screens that I went crazy making two weeks ago. Well, the day is ahead of me and I will jump in with both feet so as not to waste a moment. Back to school in a couple of weeks and that will drain so much of my free time for creating :(

Keep on creating!!!