Back to School

There’s a definite chill in the air; the conkers are starting to drop and, this morning, the soft smoky smell of a bonfire from a garden several houses down from ours filled me with the unmistakeable feelings of AUTUMN.

Fat rosehips on the hedge

My usual back-to-school feelings associated with this time of year feel more intense than in other years.

I don’t know why. It might be because I have just started a new journal

KNITSONIK Bullet Journal in deep oceany blue-greens, with a massive pink and silver crystal sticker stuck on top

SEPTEMBER in new Bullet Journal, all laid out in very soft greeny-blue shades

…it might be because I’m running another edition of KNITSONIK Bullet Journaling from tomorrow through September…

KNITSONIK Bullet Journaling - Bullet Journaling for the Messy and Inspired

…it might be because I’m working on a new online class to mark what would have been the end of Shetland Wool Week

…it might be because I signed up to Salina Jane’s Summer Art Classes and am really enjoying being a student again, and having prompts to draw and paint and make messes…

Rose quartz egg and little fuzzy succulent, drawn in bullet journal in Salina Jane's Art Class

Rubber stamps featuring beads and swirly shapes, laid out in KNITSONIK Bullet Journal, created in Salina Jane's Art Class

Pink Moon collage made in Salina Jane's Art Class

Mood rubber stamps made in Salina Jane's Art Class

…whatever it is, I am deeply grateful for these enriching, online knowledge-exchanges and for having classes around which to structure my time and my work.

I hope that whether you’re going back to school in Real Life, or Online, or some Mix of both… you can stay safe this Autumn, and find some sparks to help to keep you warm.

I hope that books and pencils and paints and thoughts and artists and ideas and stories and poetry and words and dreams and sums and plans and the own richness of your creativity can give you hopeful and inspiring things to hold onto as the weather turns colder and the days get shorter.


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