|Beautiful Duntara, NL|
|Bridge, Duntara NL|
|My Duntara neighbour|
|“Around the bay” dining table|
Finding natural things for decorating my summer house becomes more difficult in September, and I accept it as a sign that it’s time to close up and move back to my St. John’s life. As I make the final drive back to the city I can feel myself subtly changing . No more rocking chair as I watch the sea gulls swoop and meander . No more ocean waves or full moon over the bay. No more twinkling lights of Bonavista across the water. No more total silence. No more summer friends.
Fall means something quite different in my life. It heralds the reality of my peak production time for design and blogging, and a decrease in art production. Reminding myself that the ease of the summer months would not be so special if I could do it all year helps a little. But that final trip out is always bitter sweet.
|City dining room table|
So it’s planning time. September is the month when I feel anything is possible. It’s about deciding where I want to go and coming up with a way to get there.
I’ve been putting a lot of thought into the next step for this blog. My original purpose was to use blogging as a way to consolidate my ideas about various design topics, and at the same and provide practical information about design that would answer questions that average DIY homeowners might have. I’ve written about all sorts of topics and my list of popular posts shows which have been most read, some with hundreds of thousands of page views from around the world. That always blows my mind. Now I’m ready to change it up a bit.
|Third Weekend in October, 85 x 110, quilt pattern by Ruth Powers|
This fall I am planning more local and national posts about interior design, art and gardens- my three loves. I have friends lined up who are willing to open their doors to me so I can photograph and write about the many ways they make their houses into homes. If you know me you may be getting a call. Stay tuned for my first AT HOME installment.