office nuts and rainbow!

hey! I started growing (another) avocado nut. this one is for my sunny office ^_^

see the roots? and the tiny sprout coming out of the top? there are 3 teeny-weeny leaves on it!

this is the sunny window ledge where it lives ^_^ along with other nuts - acorns i kidnapped from our street... which was used for reference for the awesome screen prints on 2 of the holiday styles!! see them at the portobello west show on Dec 13&14!!

AND, if you look closely, you can see the rainbow!!

still no dog...


all this talk of economical recession is getting me down. i guess it means we won't be getting a new doggie for xmas...

autumn is...

autumn is definitely my favourite time of the year. i love the way the air feels, and how everything smells, and especially how the cats' coats start to get thicker and they look so cute, puffy, and extra snuggly!!

autumn is a time of transition. and despite of the appearance of 'closing down' in preparation for the winter - with the trees letting go of their leaves, flowerless stems bowing in acceptance of their return to the earth - it's a time for us to focus our energy inwards. reflect. revere. heal.

i took a break from the regular flora and fauna routine yesterday, and spent the day crafting a simple meal carefully garnished with loving thoughts and good vibrations, for a few friends and family. took time to eat slowly, listen deeply, happily dwelling in that moment.

back to work at full speed today, and feeling pretty good! i am wrapping up the holiday production, and starting on design for the fall/winter 2009 season. meticulously researching charities and material sources, to mindfully design the perfect pieces! it'll be flora&fauna's second season. i have learned a lot about the business world in the first season (and i have to admit most of the learning was done the hard way), and am looking forward to applying my new knowledge, but also prepared to continue learning... and stubbornly not losing sight of the true purpose of flora&fauna - which, you should know, is flora and fauna.

hope you too have found that things you love that makes you feel like everyday is too short.

note: photo above is my dad's from a fall hiking trip at Spencer Gorge and Webster's Fall in Hamilton, Ontario.

jus buggin'

tonight, we had a special visitor who has decided that she will stay with us overnight on the drafting table, and continue her journey when the rain stops...

beautiful, yes?

btw, i have just added the comments feature to this blog. feel free to leave me a message! i'd love to hear from ya!

other people's blogs are often worth mentioning...

other people's blogs are often worth mentioning, especially if they blogged about flora&fauna!! heehee... check it out: