I must have been thinking about soup when I began this journal spread that was initially inspired by magazine paper that I tore into strips and glued to my page after randomly applying red, gold and black craft acrylic as a background. I cut out this bowl of soup from the latest addition of Woman's Day, as well as the spoon and the "October" and "Soup's On. I wrote the phrase "comfort food" in a repeat pattern to give additional texture to the background, and I printed a list of soup ingredients with gold craft acrylic to add balance. I finished the page by randomly adding gold craft acrylic dots for added visual interest.
Several days after I completed this spread last week, my oldest son asked me if I would make soup for him. Of course, I'm ecstatic and happy to do so and I can't help but wonder if this bit of synchronicity is a sign that autumn evokes the same feelings of comfort in him that I feel.
The comfort of coming in from the cold to a place of warmth, caring and safety from the elements is a feeling that must be universal. Maybe it's the feeling of being loved and cared for that gets imprinted from that first bowl of soup we're presented with when we're sick with a cold or flu, or maybe it's just the result of one very successful Campbell's campaign.
All I know is that it's October and the soup's on! Whether I'm in the studio or in the kitchen, I'll be "Happy Creating!" and it will be Mmmmmmmmmm -good!