By guest contributor Diahn Ott
Clockwise from top left: 1. Nate Duval 2. John W Golden 3. Layla Luna 4. Harmonica Goldfish 5. Ron Krajewski 6. Jeanette Jobson 7. Octavia Clark 8. Mindy Wilson 9. Julie King 10. Thea C 11. Rosa Murillo 12. Candace Squire
This time of year – in the northern hemisphere at least – the leaves begin to shed their summer coats for the dazzling, amber-coated ball gowns of autumn. I’m always inspired by the colors. Even the colors in one individual tree can range from spring green to goldenrod to ruby, like the photo in the center of this mosaic that I took in the fabulous Cherokee National Forest of east Tennessee.
It’s no surprise, then, that those same colors keep popping up on my computer screen as I spend my imaginary lottery winnings over at Etsy…such gorgeous colors by such creative people. I can’t help be dazzled by the changing light there, as well.
About the contributor: Diahn Ott is an eclectic, self-taught artist, working primarily in water-based media such as gouache, watercolor and acrylics. She loves combining paints with ink, images with words, and natural with industrial elements. What separates Diahn from other artists is her ability to locate, and accentuate, the beauty in the ordinary by manipulating layered elements with the purity of line work. Her work can be viewed on her blog, Ottwork and purchased at her recently opened Etsy shop, Ottwork Studios.