Being inspired by all the colors of the
season, I got out my watercolor paints
Do you remember this post?
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
I think the weather here has been strange lately. The evenings and mornings are
VERY foggy which I think is pretty cool,
then sun peeks out in the late afternoon for a few hours before it starts
all over again.
The strange part, is that we haven't had any rain in a while, and it's not in
the forecast through the rest of October.
I hear November is the rainiest month anyway. So, I'll continue to
enjoy the colors of the leaves before the wind and rain blows
them all away.
I love this old school house on the corner of our street.
I took pictures of it in the spring too when this tree was
covered in pinkish white blossoms!
I've been fighting with a cold for a while now that won't seem to
go away, so there's been lots of hot tea, reading, crocheting, and napping going
on around here.
So grateful I can just look out my door and walk around in my own yard
and enjoy the beauty of this season!
Thanks for dropping by,
i like your leaf painting, too!
All our leaves are pretty much off the trees and laying on the ground all brown and crumpled. Snow predicted for the weekend. I hope it doesn't stay yet. I'm not ready.
Hope you get over your cold soon - allergies maybe? I get them during the rainy season. :(
I love your leaf painting and you're right it would make a beautiful card...
I forgot how colorful it was here.
Feel better soon!!!