feel falling – I’m slowly letting go of my summer home and all its leisurely pursuits, including art. This piece has found a new home in Montreal. I was sad when it left. It reminds me of a bird in autumn flight.
|Margaret Ryall 2016 Composition in Time #22|
I had a vacation to New York that made me want to do more of those leisurely pursuits at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, and when I got home, fall was in the air. Before I could even make a list of all the things to do around my St. John’s home, Thanksgiving was coming up and I needed to add some fall color.
Luckily, nature outside helped. I had a beautiful display of color in my planter and was even able to visually “claim” the maple tree across the street.
My only proactive fall decorating before my trip was a flop. My pot of autumn flowers had to be put to rest when I got back. A frantic trip to the storeroom yielded a generous supply of artificial fall foliage and an old wreath that was called to work many times. Other years, when I’m in less of a hurry, I use natural materials for my outdoor arrangements.
My art collection never lets me down and for some reason fall colors are plentiful. Like this beautiful mixed media piece by Newfoundland artist Anita Singh, represented by The Leyton Gallery. Can you find the hidden moth and the bronze cones?
And this work by Newfoundland artist Mike Gough that definitely conjures up thoughts of the autumn landscape.
From day to day I move objects around just to keep things interesting.
And then there are my antlers, which are needed for many jobs. Sometimes on the table…
sometimes on the floor….
And a plant never gets lost in a house. My little crystal bird always seems to be right for the season.
As you can see, I don’t put much effort into my seasonal decor. And you?