I sit looking out my window at the sunshine washing over rapidly changing leaves. The crabapple tree outside my townhouse is loaded with red apples, yellow and orange leaves, and a few patches of green foliage that steadfastly refuse to change colour. It can mean only one thing: fall is here!
I love when the seasons change. Usually at that point, I have become a little tired of whatever season we are coming out of and am ready for something new. Each year, Fall brings a vibrancy of colour, warm drinks, and long coats.
For those seeking to create art these days, the season change can bring a plethora of inspiration. I thought I would give you a few jumpstarts to get you moving:
“Great art picks up where nature ends.”
“Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye…it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.”
“No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.”
“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.”
-Leonardo da Vinci
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
So this week, go out and paint! Sit in a coffee shop with a pumpkin spice latte and write. Put on some leg warmers and dance. Just Go! Do! Art!