It's Fall, Y'all!

9:47 AM

It's here, it's here! Finally! I've been itching to hang out my fall wreaths and put up so autumn art. Tis my favorite of seasons!

We're not really feeling it yet here in Florida, but they say hope blooms eternal...it was 73º this morning, so yay, weather!

To celebrate the changing seasons...somewhere else...we're going to be having some fun with sunflowers, lettering, border treatments, splatters and complementary colors at Keeton's this coming Saturday, September 26th, in Bradenton.

Did you know that the sunflower is Russia's national flower and they produce more sunflowers than any other country?

Me either! Oddly enough, sunflowers originally came from the United States.

Do you know the difference between a wild sunflower and a domesticated sunflower (and no, this is not a joke!)?



Wild sunflowers have lots of branches and small flowerheads while the domesticated sunflowers tend to be single-stemed with one large flowerhead.

Of course, that one flowerhead thing is a little misleading as the flowerhead actually consists of up to 2000 individual flowers that are attached to a receptacle base.

And last, but not least, there are over 60 different types of sunflowers and the flowers are grown in the United States, Japan, Russia, and Europe.

I hope you'll come and join us! There's something to be said for pretending it's a pleasant 70º degrees outside with a brilliant cerulean blue skies so bright you almost have to wear shades.

Hope to see you Saturday!
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Please don't forget to check out the new Independent Learning Classes over at The Imaginary Realm!

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  1. ...anyone who lives within driving distance of Keeton's is lucky! I'd love to come to one of your workshops. It would be a hoot and inspiring. Have fun! (p.s. Love the sunflower and the autumn-y feel of the art!)

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  2. Sounds like lots of fun. Happy autumn

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  3. So sorry to miss this painting workshop. I know how much I would have loved it! Sunflowers are so cheery ... they always bring a smile. Hope the workshop went great!

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  4. Dear Laure wonderful journal page and so interesting to read that sunflowers are Russia's national flower. I always seem to learn something new when I visit. Hope you are enjoying cooler weather. Hugs

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  5. Dear Laure wonderful video. Very inspiring. Your writing is beautiful too. Have a super day. Hugs

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  6. Dear Laure- wishing you the sane to. Looking forward to my visits here in the coming year. Hugs!

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