Autumn Winds

Do you know what I want to do right now?  I want to get in my car and drive. Drive into the mountains. Then find a trail, which takes me into a grove of aspen trees. After taking time to listen to the wind whistle through the leaves, and let the fallen leaves crunch beneath my feet, I want to go sit on a big rock. Maybe in a meadow nestled in the middle of the grove. No sounds of cars. No ringing phones. No televisions or radio in the background. Just the simple, beautiful sounds of nature. Then I want to remove a pad of paper and a pencil from my backpack and draw.  This is what I want to do right now.
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A solo. This takes me back to Unified Studies. Remember solo time? A time to reflect and create.
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Words can't express how excited I am for autumn.  Especially this autumn!  So many wonderful things to look forward to.
  • First and foremost, birthday celebrations.  Our household celebrates all of our birthdays in the fall.
  • The cooler weather.  Which translates into longer, more comfortable, conversations on the porch.
  • The "Dirty Dash".  I cannot wait to be reunited with all of my sisters!  Not only that, we are going to be joined by cousins and friends.  As excited as I am, I am a little nervous (to say the least).  I am so far from being ready to run a 5k obstacle course.  I just want to go and have a good time.  Laugh.  And spend time with some of my favorite people.  I think Lyndsey explained it best when she said, "If I fall in the first few minutes and throw mud in someones face, I'm good."
  • BYU football has to be mentioned.  We already have our new shirts.  Ordered and delivered.  Sitting in the closet, patiently waiting for the first game of the season.
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INVITATION
In celebration, I have decided to combine a few of my favorite things: autumn, watercolors, and an art gallery.  I just pulled out my art supplies!
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I am hoping you (all of you) will join me in creating the first Sisters in Zion Art Gallery posts. If you know a budding artist, invite them to join us. I think this would make for a wonderful Personal Progress 10 hour Project .
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To help inspire you to paint, I gathered a few watercolors inspired by autumn.
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ASPEN BRANCH
by Linda Nadel
found here
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by Nancy Dias
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LAKESIDE LEAVES
by April
found here
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GRAPE LEAVES
by Jan Grady
found here
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FALL ROAD
by Donna Maxey Hanna
found here
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WATERCOLOR
by You
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Send your submissions to freshairedesigns@gmail.com.
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Your artwork will be posted in a special
Sister's in Zion Art Galley
post on the first day of autumn, September 23.

1 comment:

  1. I just stumbled across your site and I am in love!!! I just got called as the YW president in our little ward and I am very young and VERY inexperienced. I love seeing your ideas and your wonderful young women. I will visit often, thank you.

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