November: from extrovert to introvert on only 30 days
I offer my November painting a few days into December due to the fall of Fridays and blog posting. But in contemplating the month clear through the end, November has revealed something to me in it’s vibrant colors, crisp mornings, and whisking, whipping winds. The lively colors of the vineyard accentuate the folds of the landscape; it is like a last shake of the sheets on the line before they are dropped in the laundry bin, cupboard bound. Or like a beautiful Turkish rug right before it is rolled up and packed away. Throughout the month the yellow, orange and red of the fields has slowly faded, dropping and drifting with each passing day and as if to say to December “these colors are not for you” the last night of November there was a wild scrubbing windstorm. November stomped away from the party taking her flaming cloak with her leaving only the most tenacious leaves clinging to the near naked vines. Perhaps the wind was sent to remind us to take a little turn inward, fold up your party dress and pause. Before the extrovert fest ahead of us during the December holidays, we should pause and take a little moment to breath. My son, who early on recognized his need for quiet internal time to recharge, dubbed this time “Turtle Time”. I encourage you to take a little Turtle Time, fold up on the couch with a cup of tea, and take a deep breath, embrace the quiet while you can.
Saturday December 3rd I am having an Art Show and gift sale, if you are in the area please join me follow this link for more info: SHOW. To see this November painting and other works from the blog and more follow this link: lisathorpe.com.