Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Art of the Earth

We wait all summer for this..


we live a bit backwards from the rest of the country..
I just planted my herbs last weekend..
I know, right?
 it is strange..
I love being able to live all winter
with the doors open..

and eat on the lanai
listening to the birdsong ..

and though our oak trees will shed leaves..
we will have lots of pines and Live Oaks that 
will remain green..

we won't see the brilliant color of autumn
that most of our nation 

that is ok..

I am a lover of sepia, ochre and burnt siena..

from my perspective
each season
nags at the soul..
they are a reminder to use the season to the souls advantage..
they cultivate spiritual work..


a reminder that 
our time is short, 
we are organic beings and
we must live accordingly..

the leaves die silently
 and let go 
back to the earth
as a remembrance to

live and let go..

as an artist 
I look to each season to inform
and guide me..

what can I let go of?
what can I take into the studio with me
from this season?

I have long been a believer in magic..
cultivating a relationship
with the natural world around me..

in reading the signs..

and symbols

and placing them
atmospherically into my work..

this season is no exception..

I am mesmerized by the sounds
of autumn 
by the birds returning from the cold northlands..
the loyalty of the evergreens..

and perhaps 
you too are so moved
as well..


I am working on a new video,
so pop back in this weekend..
and as always, I am so grateful for your kind comments...

enjoy the season,
whatever soul season you are experiencing..

Ciao, ciao!


ELFI said...

sépia, ocre, sienne, ombre brûlé... mes couleurs en toute saison!
à bientôt ..bises

Randi Kuhne said...

What a lovely tribute to fall in Florida and to the season's gentle reminder to let go.

Don said...

Always great thoughts, words and photos from you sweetheart.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Stopped in to say Hello ... then had a think about it all.
Yes, autumn is a state of mind, an ethereal, ephemeral part of the mind - that comes and goes, no matter what the season. -ox

Dorthe said...

Hello my dear, Cat.
You are always so beautiful, to visit, to see the stunning photos, and read your thoughts of wisdom.
All things alive have it`s time on earth, and we should cherish all and every day, trying to see the beauty around us, -like you do.
I too love using nature in my work, and always feel gratitude also when picking up a dried leaf , to bring home , for something.
Hugs, Dorthe

Sharmon Davidson said...

"We are organic beings and must accordingly..." so beautifully poetic and true. Xoxo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

We don't get much to look at with the changing of the seasons. Weather is cooling down but still rather warm during the day. Winter, though, is our growing season, so there will be more green and flowers in the coming months. I always look forward to that.

froebelsternchen said...

Wonderful photos and wonderful words!

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