Today we started decorating the home with autumn art. We put up the few decorations we saved from last year, and made some new ones as well. I like to start off with just general autumn things (autumn leaves, owls, etc); in October we will add Halloween stuff, and then in November we will replace the Halloween with Thanksgiving decorations.
We played around with symmetrical painting again, this time using only red and yellow for “autumn leaves”. I keep seeing a uterus in this symmetrical art; I’m all for birth art (I have a placenta print in my bedroom) but it’s really starting to bug me a little!
(I know, the mantle is pretty bare right now.)
In the kitchen, we have two frames that hold a seasonal picture by the two big girls. This year for autumn, they glued on a paper tree, and then finger-painted autumn leaves. Which turned into entire hands full of orange, so that led to some regular hand-printing fun.
In the playroom, we hung up our leaf garland, which is now 3 years old and the colors have all faded. I think we will be making a new one this year, or at least not taking this one with us when we move.
We also now have a collection of autumn crowns made, so from time to time you might catch a glimpse of an autumn princess or fairy! 🙂