Music is our theme at Three Muses, and blending and layering at our Flickr Digitalmania challenge site. I've combined the two here. Several background layers and a couple of silhouettes, with the featured singer being Adam Levine. Blending and layering is always fun! Thanks for stopping by.
My muse went wandering off with the "goldfish" challenge at Digital Whisper. I'm not sure this fellow will win the stylin' contest, but he seems to think he's mighty fine! He's from a coloring book, filled with fabric samples. Thanks for indulging my silliness!
Marie has chosen "Moon" for the theme of our art at Take a Word this week. I've opted for a serene night scene with a full moon's path across the water. Everything was cybersurfed. Thanks for your visit.
Autumn and apple barns are synonymous to me. There's nothing like the smell of an apple barn filled with baskets of fresh, crisp apples. My mother bought 4 1/2 bushels every autumn (the amount never varied). Some were stored in bins in our storm cellar for winter treats, and the rest were peeled, sliced, and cooked with sugar and cinnamon, and canned, the jars added to the shelves in the storm cellar where she proudly displayed rows of canned bounty from her garden. Memories are gossamer things, hidden in the shadows of our mind and brought back by certain sights and scents. So it is that autumn and apple barns bring back pleasant memories for me. Thanks for visiting here, my friends. My wee apple gatherers are compliments of Jesse Wilcox Smith.
This is a photo from a visit to this lovely old inn in Story, Indiana a couple of years ago with some long-time friends. It's said to be haunted, but the spirit didn't join us for our lunch! The walls inside are filled with items from yesterday, the tables and chairs are a collection of primitive furniture repurposed and dressed with vintage linens and candles. Icy cold sweet tea is served in Mason jars, the food is wonderful, and the ambiance is superb. The scarecrow is one of my sketches. Autumn in Indiana is a wondrous spectacle!
School is the challenge theme this week. Of course I think of the little one-room country school I attended, Grade 1 through 8. (Yes, I really did!) Our teacher had to arrive early in winter to build a fire in the pot-bellied stove that provided heat. This is a composite collage reminiscent of those little country schools. My aunt taught at one. She boarded with the family of one of her students, and rode a horse to the school every day! We children used to hope to be lucky enough to be the one chosen to take the erasers outside to clear them of chalk dust by beating them together. Times have changed a bit!