Holiday is the word that comes to mind today. The fire colors of the turning trees (I live in Ontario, Canada) come to mind today. Many blogs are showing Christmas cards (eek) and Halloween cards (muahhhhh.) Right now, in the Jewish Faith Tradition, it is New Year's - Rosh HaShanna. It is a times to give thanks, to begin again, to celebrate the year past and to look ahead, with new eyes, to the upcoming and fresh year. One of the traditions of this time is to blow an instrument called a "shofar." My card today celebrates both the Horn of plenty (Thanksgiving) and the Shofar, (both represented by the Paisley motif,) taking into consideration the striking colors of Halloween. The card begged to be surrounded by the most colorful accessories in my studio, of course, my inks.
OK folks, not yet ready for Christmas cards, but thank you to all who start making and showing them in January.
May everyone celebrating these holidays, in all faith traditions, be blessed with happiness and wonderful memories to celebrate for years to come. SQUISHY HUGS.