Now that Halloween is over, we can really get into the part of Fall I love. Today I pulled out my Indian corn, preserved Fall leaves and cedar and little pine cones and decorated up the house. I love this time of year, its like New Year's to me. I get a real battery re-charge when the air gets a bit chilly, sweaters come out of hiding, and rich plaids appear. I go all funny over a nice Pendleton wool plaid anything, and collect 'fat quarters' of cotton and flannel plaids. Once when I was gushing over some stack of holiday plaid squares I'd just bought, my Mom asked "what are you going to do with them?" and I said "just look at them, for inspiration". (insert raised eyebrow look here)
These two pieces were painted with watercolor. They're roughly based on actual clan tartans - with good bit of artistic license thrown in! The 'decorative side' of me could just sit and paint this kind of thing all day long.
So Happy Plaid Season everyone! - just remember to wear them responsibly.