I almost ran out of days this month to finish the August challenge organized by fellow Blogging Business Artisans teammate Linda of lindab142. “Fall is coming,” said Linda. “Create an item for autumn or blog about what you like about fall/autumn.”

Fall happens to be my favorite season. I love how the heat of summer shifts into cooler temperatures, how the air turns crisp, and the leaves change colors and drift to the earth. Both indoors and outdoors, you’ll see rich colors such as harvest gold, burnt orange, olive green and every shade of brown. Traditional tastes and smells include pumpkin and apple, cinnamon, cloves and hot cocoa. I’m sure I’ve left out a few, but needless to say, this is a season that for me is too short. It can’t arrive soon enough, either, as the hot, humid weather of August weighs down on everyone. Late this afternoon the thermometer read 103 degrees, most definitely not picnic weather . . . unless, perhaps, if you’re a lizard.

Because I enjoy fall so much, you’ll always see products reflecting the colors of autumn in both of my shops, JN Originals and Mister PenQuin. I am currently adding some new handmade books to the latter shop that have “fall” written all over them. Today I finished the lined journal below, which I’m going to have a hard time not keeping for myself.

August Challenge

I’d love to hear how you feel about fall. Is it your favorite season, too? To see how other Blogging Business Artisans members handled the August challenge, visit August Fall Is Coming Link Party.

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3 thoughts on “Autumn can’t arrive soon enough”

  1. What a pretty journal! I love the lined paper option, too.
    Fall is not my favorite season — but it is #2, after Spring.
    I will be grateful for some cooler temps, and I love the colors of the Fall foliage.


  2. Your new journals have all been so great! I have a hard time watching summer go, but I love fall, too. I look forward to seeing more of your new fall designs.

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