Friends, I just found these photos stashed in my summer folder on my computer. It makes me realize how much the outdoor lighting has already shifted from late summer to early autumn. I gasped when I saw the bursts of yellow against the periwinkle blue and rustic barn. Such a surprise of color, somehow.
I can't seem to keep my mind focused these days, perhaps it's a back-to-school rebellion somewhere deep inside my cells. Lately, every time I try to finish-up a project it still ends up, "Almost there". Even though I'm not heading off to classes this fall, I have to wonder if somewhere in my cell-memory a part of me is daydreaming up at the clouds as someone beckons I come back into the classroom. I think somewhere in that story, there's a pad of paper and a pencil and a dozen sketches of large-winged butterflies too.
Oh, and a huge Swallowtail butterfly has been coming to the bougainvillea in front of our living room window these past few days; flapping its gorgeous yellow wings as it leans in close to the bell-shaped blossom. I think pale yellow and periwinkle and magenta are most certainly "earth tones"! Wouldn't you agree?
If you would also like to be distracted, take a peek at these artists whose work I stumbled over this weekend at the world's most amazing magazine store: Chris Silas Neal and Gordon McBryde. (I'm smitten with Neal's work while I love the blue sky photos by McBryde, perhaps they helped inspire today's blue-sky post. And... if you haven't seen these Polaroid note cards yet then you might want to take a peek, they are currently making me swoon.)
Yours in daydreaming distractions--