Monday, January 17, 2011

Inspiration Avenue: What's Your Favorite Month?

This week, for "Inspiration Avenue," we are to pick a month that is our favorite. Three guesses as to which month I've submitted! Hint: the below card was captioned "Have a Beary Happy Halloween!"

Honestly, my favorite month changes all the time. I've a special spot for August as I'm born then-- and hooey on those "new" astrology signs, because I am a total Leo (with admitted Cancerian elements, because I can listen/adapt/recede backstage when necessary to not be full on roaring into the spotlight Leo). Rant over, but I've been a Big Cat too long and I'm not going back!

Anyway. Onward. December has holiday cheer, and commercialism aside, people who do truly enjoy kindness and giving to others. Even the corny music and decorations everywhere make me smile, and I always get a little sad come the New Year and the festive cups in cafes, the music, and all the holiday things kind of fade away.

February has Valentine's Day, which no matter one's status, guarantees lots of chocolate and drugstores flooded with cute plushies holding hearts, who need homes, etc. Valentine's Day is a good excuse to treat oneself, a friend, or a partner to a plushie critter who will get to leave his or her store! Yay.

However, I can safely say, that (obviously) October is a pretty strong candidate for a favorite month, because Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love to dress up and to give and receive candy. Yet, I also think that my love of theatre, stories, and characters is why I take Halloween so seriously. The idea of being whoever you are, and want to be, is something I've always valued-- but it's easier said than done.

For people who draw, or do anything theatrically, it's possible to create new worlds, characters, and other things, to a pretty good degree. Yet, things like Halloween allow anyone to be themselves, or an extension of themselves, on a day of the year where being silly/free/dressed up is to be met with celebration, fun, and playfulness, whereas those things are harder to swing during the rest of the year.

So, that's all for now, folks. Curious to see what months everyone else has posted about!


Carola Bartz said...

Love your entry, your drawing is beautiful. My favorite month is October as well, and one of the reasons is Halloween.

Msartist said...

I love your drawing for October! Yes, I love fall too, but this year I have picked another month~
Happy Creating, Theresa

Amanda said...

This is a fun post. Love the drawing, very cute. October is my runner-up for my favorite. Love Halloween too!!

artangel said...

Your artwork is so adorable! I had similar isues in choosing - it's so hard to pick one favourite month isn't it, they all have their own individual charm?
PS I'm a Leo too :)

Magpie said...

There are a lot of great things about October. It is probably in my top 4 favorites! Your drawing is so sweet and fun!

peggy gatto said...

I had such fun looking around your special place!!

Judy Goddard said...

Ya know, I love October too! I love the way the evenings kind of enfold the world. And the lovely breezes scented with fallen leaves.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It was fun following you through the months until you showed us your favorite. Quite a process. Love the decision and your drawing. Great IA Challenge piece.