I accepted the fact long ago that I am not normal, not quite like everyone else, and I'm cool with it. Yes, that's me in the photo and my mother swears she has no idea what was going on there. I suspect this was just one of the early signs of my un-normalcy.
This time of year as the days are getting shorter and people are thinking of football and harvests and autumn colors, I'm still in summer mode. I have to be drug into fall kicking and screaming. I don't know if it's my reluctance to let go of summer or just "me", but my take on autumn colors is even different than most people's.
I've been making some pieces that seem autumnal (in my mind) with tree themed focals and greens with browns. I found a brass tree of life button at a Renaissance Festival in Colorado this summer. I think it looks pretty nice in a band with a combination of khaki and brown with some myrtle green and turquoise. The back really shows off the colors.
Oak leaves and an acorn are front and center on the next button. I went a little more traditional on this one, keeping with the myrtle green (it's a sort of blue tinged green) but dropping the turquoise cord.
The overall piece is a little darker without the lighter turquoise and I sort of like that.
It "feels" kind of warm and cozy to me, like a snuggly sweater on a brisk evening.
I might even be convinced to like fall if it didn't mean summer was over. I've been known to wear sandals into November, trying desperately to hang on to the very last shred of summer. And to go back to the not normal thing? I've also been known to do this more than once. *sigh*