Goodbye, Summer, Goodbye

After having a relatively normal summer, weather -wise, followed by a delicious autumn tease the first week and half of September, summer roared back with a vengeance. This  uncomfortably hot, increasingly humid, and drought-like weather caught me off-guard. I had already washed and stored away all of our summer shorts and tee-shirts; I couldn’t help but wonder if the birds, many of whom had already migrated, felt confused as well. Were they regretting their decision to leave so early? With that thought, I was inspired to make this mixed media canvas:Bluebirds-1

For the focal image, I chose a picture of two bluebirds looking in opposite direction (from Tim Holtz’ “Layers botanical collection”). I prepared a 30 cm X 30 cm canvas with multiple layers of gesso, texture paste and acrylic paints, as well as snippets from Tim Holtz’ “ephemera pack”. Once the background was thoroughly dry, I glued the bluebirds and other pieces to the canvas with matte medium. I stamped the question “Which Way?” to a small scrap of chipboard and fixed it on the canvas to complete this project.

What about you? Are you enjoying this hot weather, or do you prefer cooler autumn temperatures?


3 thoughts on “Goodbye, Summer, Goodbye

  1. Very pretty!!!. We are having what we call Santa Ana Winds ATM which are hot winds that blow in and ruin our normally cooler temps. There are also major fires close by which is making the air smell like smoke and ash is blowing around. My poor allergy nose it hating it atm!. I want the cooler weather back. =)

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