2014 ART JOURNAL – DRIED PERSIMMONS & AUTUMN COLORS WITH JAPANESE TRINKETS & TREASURES

November 2014 Art Journal - Page 134 WATERMARKAUTUMN IS COMING TO A CLOSE SO I GLORY IN THE COLOR PALETTE OF FALL.  At the La Jolla Farmer’s market there are bouquets of Marigolds, mini pumpkins on branches &  a few sunflowers.  The market florist has made up cornucopia baskets with autumn leaves & bunches of red chili peppers.  It is persimmon season in San Diego & there are baskets of orange fruit everywhere.  One vendor has cellophane bags of dried persimmons & they are so pretty.  I buy myself a Pink Lady apple that is crisp & fragrant.  It is apple picking season in the San Diego mountains.  At the thrift store I find a number of vintage Japanese trinkets & treasures – some paper party favors, a metal butterfly pin &  a wonderful celluloid Japanese charm necklace!  All for under $10.  Autumn fun.

 

SAN DIEGO CHRISTMAS – POINSETTIAS IN BLOOM AT THE “MONET” HOUSE

My secret name for this neighborhood house is the “Monet” house & they have a beautiful poinsettia blooming out front right now.  Christmas in San Diego is flowers blooming, walking on the beach & being grateful that I live here.

SUNSET & SAND ART – SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA

SUNSET AT THE BEACH was a lovely amber sky with blue-gray shadows.  Pink clouds in the distance before the sun set. Surfers catching a final wave in the fading light.   Walking on the beach admiring the patterns in the sand left by the receding tide.  Beautiful evening, which I didn’t want to end.  I could live at the beach forever.