Showing posts from October, 2013

A World With Octobers

Beautiful Words...

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers."
L.M. Montgomery

I've been working on another collage on canvas with
teabags and leaves.

You might remember this one below, that I did a couple of years ago 
before we moved to Seattle.
This collage has special meaning to me.  
I remember picking up this larger than my hand, maple leaf 
while visiting Seattle on business and trying frantically to 
get it back home to Las Vegas without it getting
squished on the plane...because, "we might not get the job and
 get to move to Washington, and I won't get to experience 
this kind of autumn again for a really long time." 
Yea...silly huh, but that's what I was thinking.
Anyway...I digress...
When you're a kid from the desert, you get excited about 
stuff like this. 

So, here we are almost 2 years later, and I'm living in 
a world where there are "Octobers," and leaves...
lots of leaves! 


This time, I wanted a…

Painting Leaves

Being inspired by all the colors of the 
season, I got out my watercolor paints 
to play.

Do you remember this post? 
Nature's Paint
Where I picked leaves and flowers and smashed them onto 
watercolor paper and fabric and some of the darker colors
printed right onto the paper.  So Fun! 

So, this time, I picked a few leaves and brought them in and painted them 
with watercolor paint and pressed them onto the paper. 

I think the Japanese Maple Leaf turned out the best print so far. 
I just kept repainting it with different colors.

An easy and fun way to make a greeting card or note.

This Japanese maple in our side yard has turned the most lovely 
golden yellow color. 
Directly across from it is another one but it's leaves are more reddish/orange, 
and it's where I got the leaf to make the print.
 I didn't take a photo of that tree, because sadly, it's starting to die and looks 
pretty scraggly. 

I think the weather here has been strange lately.  The evenings and morn…

Autumn's Glory

Fall color, it's everywhere! 
Whether it's just outside my door, driving on the freeways or simply 
walking around the neighborhoods,

I take note of it all, wherever I am.   I'm grateful for all of
Autumn's Glory!

On this day however, I visited the Japanese Garden here in Seattle. 
It was a rainy morning but promised sun in the afternoon which was 
exactly what I was looking for with my camera. 

A peaceful, zen like garden.

Sprinkling rain in the sunlight sparkles on the water.

This blue heron was still for so long, at first I thought it was a 
statue.  Turns out, he was just keeping an eye on me. 

As the sun came out, the colors looked even more saturated in the light.

Reflections in the water.

Lace Leaf Maple

I've been enjoying visiting some blogs and seeing your photos and activities 
this time of year.
I've crocheted a cowl scarf for a friend, a simple long scarf for myself, mason jar and 
candle cozies and still working on an afghan!  
What sorts of artsy…

October Happenings

My favorite month. 
Even when I lived in the Nevada desert I loved October. 
It's when things started to cool down from the hot summers. 
Now, even more than ever,  I love this season/month! 

This year, I made an autumn wreath for our front door. 
I am REALLY excited about decorating for fall. 

Even two of our cats fit into the colors of fall. 

There's been a lot of squirrel watching lately, 

...and bird watching, 
when it's not nap time.

...and burning beeswax candles and incense 
when it's damp and rainy outside. 

Even though today was beautiful and sunny, you can just feel it in the air 
that the colder, rainy weather is just around the corner. 

I hear that November is the wettest month around these parts. 

So, until then, I shall soak up the sun and play in the dirt 
when I have the opportunity. 
This is my neighbor and friend, Stephanie.
She lives across the street and 
 always looks so cute when she works in her garden.
Isn't her hat adorable?  
I l…