Fall is officially here! Does it feel like Fall where you are? It's definitely cooling down here though never cool enough for me. I still dream of a proper crisp September Autumn every year but that's just not going to happen here so I'll just try to appreciate our version of Fall. Pumpkins, sandals and all.
I started putting a few Halloween touches on my mantle. Here is the first pumpkin I picked up a week ago. I think I already mentioned how manic I am about pumpkin stems. I love how this one is curvy and twisty.
Many of my witchy things stay out year round. I have a collection of these mini spell books and card decks. I keep them on my mantle all the time. The cool skelly necklace is a gift from our lovely hostess from years ago. Always one of my favorites.
More of my mini spell books and a handful of Mardi Gras beads of course.
My Lucinda witch dolly and little pumpkin girl stay out all year long too. They live on a tea cart in my art space. Even when I'm not doing a whole lot of art I still love to be around my creative stuff.
I also keep a print of this piece up on my wall. I painted it 2 years ago for an animal shelter charity auction. I've used it as my Halloween card the past 2 years and I'm hoping it might inspire me to create a new one this year.
We have been having horrific wildfires in our area and as a result our skies have put on a mesmerizing show at sunset. A few nights ago the air was so bad with smoke and haze that we got this stunningly haunting cloud cover at sunset. It was truly surreal. My son and I decided to check out all the Halloween offerings at our local shops. It was our version of trick-or-treating and with the eerie sky outside it was a bittersweet pre-Autumn treat.
Thanks for stopping by again and don't forget to visit Marfi at Incipient Wings for more spooky fun.