Thursday, November 11, 2010

autumn




I have been making progress in decorating for autumn :) I saw some christmas candle holders with ruffles and decided I needed some for fall. I am quite happy with how they look :) I am usually more of a creator than an artist, but I traced some leaves, colored them in crayon and painted them with watercolor. They are more vivid in person and right now are just propped up in the living room. They totally make me feel happy and in the autumn mood :) Which is saying a lot, we didn't get below 40 at night until last week! It has been a warm summer and fall!
Kam also had a rug she was getting rid of. We needed a new doormat. I painted it brown, cut out the Hi and leaves to make a stencil and sprayed it orange. Yay for a free seasonal mat. :)

This wreath had been long in the making. I tried to make a wreath in the spring out of a pool noodle covered in twigs... it was a fail and had been taking up space in my studio. I finally removed the twigs and covered the noodle in duct tape and then strips of the marigold felt. It finally held its shape the way I wanted. I used strips of felt to make ruffle "flowers" and then spread them on the wreath.
At first I really didn't like it, but then I added some fall leaves/berries/mums that my MIL found and had given me.
I am still thinking it needs a bow? But we are looking quite seasonal. :)

3 comments:

grammy said...

Love all your Fall Decorations (o:

Tibbslove said...

Katie, I love that you're posting more often! Keep it up.
-Beth

Kelly said...

fall must be beautiful at your house :)

now that it has snowed (hip hip hooray) you will have to get out your winter/ christmas decor...