Autumn Check-In Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons. —Jim Bishop Fall, to me, is about transformation. It’s about letting go, just as the trees let go of their leaves and prepare for winter. It’s also a delightful observance of earthy jewel tones—golds, reds, oranges and more. Let earthy colors make more of their way into your work, as they allow the bright colors to shine forth. Allow this season move you to create and to express the glory of beauty before death, just as all the leaves tenderly show us each year. Let the coolness in the winds speak to your artist soul. Journaling Prompts In what ways can you take bold steps in letting go and letting your art shine forth more in your life? Besides leaves and trees, how can you express fall in your painting? How can you allow your paintings to come on fire from within? Spend even more time layering and giving each work more attention. Practice drawing and painting leaves, trees and the colors of fall.