🍂 Autumnal Mood is an art post card print of a chalk drawing by Geertje Kapteijns. Geertje is a visual artist living in Dordrecht (NL). In Autumnal Mood, you can almost smell the autumn air, hear the rustling of the leaves and sense the autumn season that includes Michaelmas.
This is a nice card to have during the autumn season as the daylight shortens, darkness increases and shadows become longer. With its matte finish and rounded corners, it has a museum quality to it that feels elegant.
MORE ABOUT GEERTJE
When Geertje’s children went to a Waldorf school, she was introduced to the way in which the seasons and annual festivals are celebrated and how children are able to be children during childhood. This has proved to be a huge source of inspiration.
She started making chalkboard drawings and over time, she released them as cards. The cards are small works of art that encourage a conscious reflection on a certain time of the year or a certain event and the feeling that goes with that. Drawings that make you look forward to remembering a beautiful moment.
WHY CHALK ART
There is something magical about a chalkboard drawing. Because of the black background of a chalkboard, you not only apply color when you start drawing, but also light.
Chalk as a material is vulnerable but also very flexible, you can make quick impressions with it, but you can also work with it in detail. The board drawings are transient, and eventually will be erased. However, this also creates space for a new drawing.
Geertje Kapteijns uses this chalkboard chalk here for all her chalkboard drawings.