People have their favorite seasons and summer is mine followed by fall. Winter is a hard season for me, even in Southern California, as I am emotionally affected by days without sun.
This weekend I redressed Sophia the Art Mannikin for the autumnal equinox and since it was really hot that day, she asked to wear her hair shorter. The Salvation Army had a perfect "new/old" dress at half price, so here she is.
If you didn't know, the autumnal equinox begins in the Northern Hemisphere on September 22, 10:49 A.M. EDT. Here’s more about the first day of fall—the autumnal equinox—plus, facts, folklore, and some fantastic fall photos! (Say that five times fast!) This is from the Old Farmers Almanac. The Almanac has many, many interesting facts and folklore about this season, so check it out.
It is the summer's great last heat,
It is the fall's first chill: They meet.
–Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt
Again, in case you didn't know, the word equinox comes from the Latin words for "equal night." The fall and spring equinoxes are the only days of the year in which the sun crosses the celestial equator.
All I know is that this particular dress is in my own "larger" size and Sophia wears a size 4. The whole back is pinned in to show her svelte curves. But, if it gets hot again, I might ask her if I can borrow it. At my age I rarely wear sleeveless clothing in public, but I sure could wear this dress while writing and creating in my art journals.