Late August is a time of change. The light becomes golden, the air gets crisp, farmers harvest their bounty, and families prepare to send their children back to school. Where I live, this time of year means that the country fairs like Common Ground (my fave), Windsor Fair, and Fryeburg Fair are all just around the corner. Although I never want to see blueberry season end, this means it’s almost apple picking time.
In the spirit of change, I decided to mix up the design on Folkloriat. I wanted a layout that’s a little more clean, simple, and fresh. The color palette is inspired by the plumage of the most beautiful and special bird, the cedar waxwing. In my family, birds were always a source of inspiration. My dad started his career as an ornithologist, and I spent hours in his office as a little girl reading field guides and sketching owls and songbirds. We even named our pets after birds (read: Sparrow the cat) and frequently went birdwatching. I still tote around binoculars in the trunk of my car. Feathered friends are close to my heart.
For the past six months I’ve been working on an exhilarating project, which came out of my “Me Year” and organically evolved into something much bigger. I’m not ready to spill the details, but I can’t wait to share it with all of you.
Also coming up soon I will be posting about making your own soy wax candles with essential oils, field trips to some of the Maine country fairs, and new perfume that I’ve been loving.
What are you changing this time of year?