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Madison, WI, United States
A few roles I take on include artist, teacher and parent. I make art, and also love to craft in paper.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

It is finally Fall

Although I love warm weather, and actually am not a fan of winter at all, fall is my favorite season. I love the beautiful colors, especially around my hometown, where the hills are filled with oranges, reds and yellows. I love the harvest of pumpkins and apples and canning, and it happens to be the season of my birth. This year, in about three weeks I am going to turn 30. I am still not sure how I feel about this, but I know I would like to have a big party of sorts, and have lots of friends there. Otherwise I might be remembering my mortality a bit too much...







Back to the topic of Fall, last weekend Jewels and I and our husbands went apple picking (she blogs about it here) and I got 20 lbs. of apples that will be mainly turned into apple sauce to tie us over for the winter. I have to admit I am a bit of a Susie Homemaker, I love gardening, canning my own food and baking. I have skills in these areas (other than the gardening, which I haven't quite figured out yet) that were passed down to me from my mom. She makes the best pies and I thank her for passing her knowledge on to me. Maya and I made an apple pie this week and I let her do most of the work, and it turned out great. The crust was a bit crumbly, but it tasted wonderful :)



This week I also finished the painting that I had been commissioned to make, and I am pleased with how it turned out. Today I also made a new journal with vintage typewriters and am hoping to work on my cicada painting now. What are your projects this week?

6 comments:

ThePeachTree said...

You've been busy! That painting blows my mind :) You're such an amazing artist, Susan.

And that apple peeling action! Yum :)

Michele Maule said...

Your painting looks amazing!!
Love it :)

I am also totally in love with the typewriter journals...

Fall is my favorite time of year too. I love the colors, and the cool weather...

Eggman Studios said...

Okay, so first of all, *oh my god the painting looks AWESOME!*. Wowza!!!

And second, I love how "old school" you guys are with the apple peeler/slicer. Yummy! Apple pie! :)

Julia said...

So many different fun things happening over there :) LOVED how the portrait turned out!

wunderbug said...

that painting is so gorgeous!

secondly - i lovelove LOVE apple pie... and love making it too. it's definitely a bit of a lost art, piemaking. it's relaxing, don't you think?

Christopher And Tia said...

I've always wanted one of those apple peeler crank thingies. Lucky.