In my head I see September as the beginning of the calendar year, not January. Autumn is my favorite season and the smell of wood smoke in the cool air is heavenly. It's time to settle inside and get busy. I have several ideas for paintings that I'm anxious to get started on using oil.
The last year and a half I've been doing mixed media/collage work and enjoying it. I even won an award for one of my pieces. But now I have to focus on painting in a realist manner in oil and watercolor. I'll still do mixed media/collage work on occasion to relax.