Shannon Berrey

October musings

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. – George Eliot

There was a bit of frost this weekend. The leaves have created a colorful blanket over my once green lawn and the faintest smell of smoke and damp earth is filtering through my cracked windows.... 

I added a bit more circumference to my rock rug. With assistance, of course. It's so comforting to have a project that I can return to...or not, that gives me such a feeling of contentment. So much clarity happens when you simply settle into nature and just sit with it.   

And while I was strolling the creek, collecting my rocks, the kittens had a fantastic time. They had more fun than the dogs, I do believe. They would dip into the water, jump from rock to rock and challenge each other to new and better tricks. Their curiosity is so entertaining.

And speaking of entertaining...we walked the streets of the River Arts District and got to visit with artist Jonas Gerard. His van should give you an idea of what is hanging on his gallery walls. 

He is quite the character and has a tremendous following. We tried earnestly, with no success, to get him to divulge the technique he used in a series that so beautifully illustrated light and texture.  

I also got to enjoy some fantastic music at Isis Restaurant and Music Hall. It's this old school deco theater that has been restored to offer great food and live music in West Asheville. We were entertained by the bluesy, jazzy talents of Carsie Blanton and Anais Mitchell.

If you have the chance, check these ladies out. They are fantastic. 

It's always surprising how you can instantly be reminded that you miss something so intensely... 
With so many changes going on in my life and those so close to me, it feels as if October has wistfully pulled back it's deep colorful curtains and lovingly whispered 'Here is your stage......Enjoy!!?'   

And I'm choosing to listen to October. 

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I'm an artist, interior designer, wife and mom. Join me here as I share projects, ramblings, and inspirations.
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