Monday, October 17, 2011

October ~ Indian Summer

It was hot here last week. Really hot. Now the temperature seems to have settled and hints of autumn come in the late evening.

I have been a bit distracted lately and not keeping up as well as I should with my Italian studies. I keep vowing I'll get back to it but somehow I can't seem to get away from one distraction or another. (Like taking pictures of my desk and it's centerpiece altar of golden fall colors!)

We had an assignment to draw something from nature for my watercolor class which resulted in the sun flower at the bottom of this post. I would like to write more, but I have an audition out in Santa Monica this afternoon and I still haven't done my Italian homework! So, I will be back soon with more of my recent adventures and happy distractions!

My little little altar celebration of fall ...






How, but in custom and ceremony,
Are innocence and beauty born?
~W.B. Yeats









So many worlds,
so much to do
So little done,
such things to be.

~Alfred Lord Tennyson

Charcoal, chalk and red pencil on colored paper
October 2011



Blessings and light!
And I hope you are enjoying
some of the happy distractions of fall!


18 comments:

Kerry O'Gorman said...

good luck you busy girl! always like to see and read what you're up to...what's the audition for?I thought of you the other night while we watched 'The Bicycle Thief'...ciao!

Cobalt Violet said...

Hi Kerry! The audition is a callback for a Lowe's commercial (hardware stores) ... the first audition was weird so we'll see! :)
Bicycle Thief was so beautiful but so tragic, huh?
Love that little boy!

Loree said...

I enjoyed your little altar to fall. Very pretty flowers and so is your drawing. Good luck with your audition.

Tito said...

Hi Cobalt Violet, trovo molto belle le foto del tuo altare e dei tuoi fiori.
Complimenti per il magnifico girasole, una interpretazione originale e molto suggestiva. Ciao!

Cobalt Violet said...

Loree~ Thanks! ... and the audition went OK, I guess. Hard to tell!

Tito~ Grazie! Sei molto generoso! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love the colors of Autumn...and your art is beautiful! You are very talented! Enjoy your week! ♥

Leovi said...

Really wonderful photos. I love the texture and color of these flowers.

veredit said...

very romantic pictures and your painting is absolutely wonderful -

such few colors, such a great expression!!

cordially
isabella

Bob Bushell said...

A lovely way to put your altar. Great photography.

Joop Zand said...

Lovely pictures Cobalt Violet..... these autumn colors are really nice.

Greetings from Holland, Joop

thanks for your nice reactions

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Oh My..what a decadently beautiful post..your altar is gorgeous and meditaitve...such an autumn-esque color palette...rich and peaceful...makes my heart sing!...love the beeswax candle..did you make that one?(me and my sis used to roll our own it was such fun)

LOVE your art..wow..the chalk added to it..is stunning..another beautiful piece! you are super-talented !
Wishing you a happy day..
Victoria~

Yanneck said...

Thanks for your visit and comment.
Your flowers are beautifull.
kisses

PoetessWug said...

I love your flowers!...Real and drawn. :-]

erin said...

hi lucinda,
lovely sunflower, you busy girlie! good luck with the call back. thanks for visiting me today...yes, tunes and inspiring images help, also wine drinking, the mind games can be daunting though...i got through them though, right after posting and it is my favorite painting so far! yippie skippie. several times i have wanted to e-mail you back directly, but you are listed as a "noreply-commenter" address....i'd love your e-mail address if you'd like to share it?
here's to making good art,
erin
xxoo

Laura said...

Simply wonderful!

Marisa said...

Beautiful photos and drawing. I have planted dahlias for the first time this year, and I will be very happy if they turn out as beautiful as yours. Good luck with the audition.

A Brush with Color said...

Glorious! Happy distractions are important, in the grand scheme of things, aren't they? Love your sunflower drawing, and the desk arrangement is spectacular.

Marty said...

beautiful painting and images !
wish you a nice weekend