I didn't need a carrot to sit myself down for some beading yesterday, but I did listen to a BBC talk by Brian Eno while I did. You'll have to listen to it yourself (or read the provided transcript, both to be found here) to find out what he means by "art is everything that we don't have to do". I can't help but agree with what he has come up with as a description of culture which he says is really just the creative arts. It's fascinating where he goes with this. Don't let the first few minutes of intro put you off. And don't skip the question and answer section at the end. The topic turned out to be quite perfect to listen to while embellishing my quilt, as he expounded on man's inability to NOT complicate things, i.e. embellish even the simplest act.
I also grabbed my better camera when I headed out on my walk yesterday. Yes, it can handle the fall colors much better. I am particularly drawn to the rich golden tones of cottonwoods against a blue sky.
Yes, I find I can't get enough of them! And you'll note there are still some green leaves holding out against the shortening days. They say we are losing something like 4 or 6 minutes of daylight each day.
Yes, I really should make a quilt with these colors.