The very last month of 2012. How swiftly this year has passed, and how full it has been. Painting these calendars each month has been delightful and fun. I can't believe this is the last one! I am already planning the set I'll make for next year. They'll go in a little different direction...I think there will be lots of color. My heart tells me 2013 will be a colorful year for us.
I'm going to take a little break from this blog for the next two weeks while I focus steadily on finishing my holiday house portrait orders. The ones that are intended as gifts have to be shipped out by the 14th, and there is lots of work to be done! Working this intently is exhausting but peculiarly peaceful. This whole season can be very gentle in pockets...quiet homes, early mornings, golden-lit trees, shearling slippers. Candles burning in black nights.
I hope you will find gentleness this month in tucked-away places, amidst all the hullaballoo. Be back in a couple of weeks!