SEAWEED ART – As I walk along the edge of the sea with my camera in hand, I take photos of the art created by the sea! An ever changing art installation proving the beauty of impermanence of life.
ART JOURNAL NOTES – One of the things I love to do is to take spontaneous illustrated notes during art workshops I attend. Sometimes I am asked how I can do this so fast and my answer is I don’t worry about making mistakes. I move quickly wanted to capture things the teacher is saying that seem powerful to me. I create tiny thumbnail sketches that illustrate the principals the teacher is demonstrating for us. My class notes are illustrated because I am a visual person. When we are sent back to work on our paintings, I very quickly put washes onto my notes. Voila’ a lovely resource guide to help me to actually implement what I’ve been taught.
This workshop was taught by Calligrapher & Artist, Connie Furgason and the pumpkin and pear demo pages were inspired by her two samples.
FULL HUNTER’S MOON – OCTOBER – This year the Harvest Moon actually was in September because that’s when it was the closest to Autumn Equinox. Therefore, October’s full moon is called the Hunter’s Moon this year! When October’s Full Moon follows a September Harvest Moon, it is also called the Blood Moon or Sanguine Moon.
The Full Hunter’s Moon gets it’s name from the Native American Indians. Fields of grain have been reaped and deer & foxes come out at night to eat the leftover fallen grain to fatten up for the coming winter. When the Full Hunter’s Moon rises, the moon light shines through the bare tree branches & hunter’s can easily see the animals coming out of the forest. Native Americans hunted during this full moon to store up meat to see them through the long winter. Western Europe and many Native American tribes celebrate the Full Hunter’s Moon as an important feast day.