Today, my calendar tells me, is the first day of Autumn. I've noticed it edging in on us. I've noticed it trying not to be hot, trying to soften its stark, blinding light. Just last week, I noticed the sunshine filtering through the tree branches, proof that the desert sun has dropped lower in the sky. Ah, such relief. And I'm ready for change. Even after a summer of new developments, switcharoos, and change overs. For some lovely reason, anything that happens in autumn feels kinder, gentler, more impactful.

Since the beginning of September I've been eyeball deep in writing and art projects. It's been a stumbly start, but I'm back to writing and arting full-force. I hope to post more often too. Especially since I'm inspired to share some interesting personal items that have come into my possession since spring. These mid-century keepsakes and craft items, like the tangle of leftover embroidery thread pictured above, inspire me in cool and curious ways. Often I imagine characters and stories that relate to the objects and materials...often these characters ache to have their voices heard. Hmm. We'll see where that goes.

Wishing you a joyous and inspired autumn!
"If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it, and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good."
Roald Dahl