Friday, October 13, 2017

Autumn Ablaze: Invitation to Create

Where there is passion, there is autumn with its brilliancy and anticipation for landscapes ablaze with color, hope of pumpkin-spiced days, and evenings of starry or moonlit skies.

autumn is ablaze
golden-tinged trees color life
with inspiration
©CVarsalona, 2017

The trees are in their autumn beauty,
The woodland paths are dry,
Under the October twilight the water
Mirrors a still sky;
-William Butler Yeats, The Wild Swans at Coole

Above photography by Devin Hartnett, Kent Kristensen, kmechling, Carol Varsalona
Let's color the world with autumn joy this season! 

Filled with the spirit of autumn, I traveled across the country to Tuscon for the National Council of Families Learning 2017 Conference and found fall in a different light than back east. Clearly, the Sonoran Desert has a hypnotizing spell at sunrise, welcoming each autumn day.

Knowing that early autumn is a season of color and vibrancy, I invite you to find fall in your locale and create digital magic alongside me for the Autumn Ablaze Gallery. You may not have autumn leaves where you are, but the following song will inspire you to create. 

Deadline for the submission of all offerings: November 28, 2017.  

-Be creative

-Capture autumn digitally via a photograph, inspirational quote, original poem, artwork, short video, audio readings of original poetry, or short musical compositions.

-Sign each digital offering with your name and locale.

-Size your digital offerings to fit the gallery. 450 pixels is the best sizing

-Send your jpeg offerings to @cvarsalona at gmail with the subject heading , Autumn Ablaze.

-Also send your digital offering to #AutumnAblaze.

Who should join this creative endeavor to give tribute to the richness of the autumn season? EVERYONE-I encourage adults and students from all walks of life to  participate in this global gallery that will allow voice to soar across the world. 

Let's showcase our talents, photographs, poetry, musical compositions, and artwork to create a digital collection of the beauty of autumn.  

You can access the previous fall galleries: Finding Fall, Autumn's Palette, Autumnventure at
http:beyondliteracylink, for samples of digital offerings.

Special Feature: 
If you would like to add spooky, digital treats to the Autumn Ablaze Gallery, please do so. Here is mine!

sights fall before my eyes
friday 13th
©CVarsalona, 2017

Now please join the charming children's poet, Irene Latham, at Live Your Poem for the Poetry Friday Roundup brought to you by the number 13. You will be in for a spooktacular treats.  

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