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Ever since I was little, I’ve always found Autumn really busy, beautiful and exciting; it’s almost like there’s too much to fit in!
…Anyway here’s the catch up!
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Amongst other things, I had an old artichoke, a couple of fading figs and some pink snowberries…
Having eaten my boiled egg breakfast, I felt I needed more inspiration and realised that I hadn’t had a proper contemplative look around the garden for a while…so I did!Autumn is taking hold at the moment not only with colour but also with it’s natural mess; the drying out, the fading, the scattering, the seeding…and just it’s general sense of slowing down and knitted textures…
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I am always, always surprised at how long it takes me to organise what seems like something very simple, and then always even more amazed when I think I’ve actually achieved it…but at least now there are tickets available for my Christmas Workshops in Brighton, even though at the moment it seems miles away!
I only have a small place here, therefore tickets are very limited, so if you miss out and would like me to run either a one to one or a small private workshop, please just ask and I can always try and sort something out.
This year’s Christmas workshops will be a little different from last year’s but you can have a look at this post from last December to get a feel for things…
This is a catch up of 2 weeks as I didn’t manage to share them last week…
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I’ve been desperate for September to arrive so that I can talk about Autumn and the wonderful sense of change it brings: it’s smells, it’s colours, it’s light, it’s sounds, without feeling like I’m betraying Summer (…I’ve always felt a bit guilty that August is my least favourite month of the year! )
This morning I tried a new cycling route which was so beautiful; passing fields, flocks of little sparrows taking off from hedgerows, tractors in the distance, brown seed heads alongside greenery, a golden edge to the light and soft bird song…
The ride, with the season softly soaking up the countryside inspired me to create something at home… I had picked a couple of thistles and some of the brown seeds above ( I’m not sure what they are ), but I wanted to recreate the feeling with plants from my own garden… I got a bit distracted by tidying up my scruffy window boxes… I like them looking a bit wild, but they definitely needed a sort out, so I added succulents I’ve been growing in pots and some white cyclamen… …and so to the arrangement ( I had also found 3 conkers on the side of the road from my ride when I was nearly home )
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