Autumn is usually the most juicy creative time of the year for me, I find the season so inspiring it is almost overwhelming. For every new design for the series I sketch I think of ten more. My sketchbook is filled with lists and lists of ideas and sometimes I get frozen in not knowing what to do first.
I took this with my phone yesterday, right after I finished painting the very last one. I will finish and share them properly but I just couldn't wait to give a sneak peek. Turnip, butternut squash and squash blossoms! Apples, milkweed and sunflowers!
Autumn for me as a child meant pumpkin patches and apple orchards. Chasing the fluff of milkweed pods. Butternut squash with lots of brown sugar. Sunflowers towering over my head. Digging up root vegetables.
When you think back to autumn as a child, what comes to mind?
PS - In case you are new here, I introduced my first Children of Nature series in fall of 2008 with this post. Some of those may appear again too from time to time.