It was an amazing fall day yesterday in the Pacific Northwest! Hubby and I took advantage of this blue-sky day by taking a walk at Manito Park.
It seems that everywhere we looked, nature was showing her glorious autumn colors:
It was wonderful to see so many people out enjoying the day… we saw people taking family photos, several dog walkers and many people just breathing in the beauty like us.
It was easy to put the busy work week behind us when we were dazzled by these colors as they reflected on this pond:
And with such a spectacular photo like this one:
Life’s troubles seemed to disappear.
Wishing you a moment to reflect on the beauty around you today…
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I have always loved maple trees – their sturdy branches, autumn display, not to mention their lovely leaf shape!
I planted a Maple tree a few years ago and was recently inspired by its leaves in my yard:
To create this collage last week in my art journal:
I used a copy of an old photo of someone I didn’t know, a song from a children’s songbook, my Gelli-printed deli paper, a Maple leaf rubber stamp and an actual Maple leaf to create a cut-out of a leaf with handmade marbled paper I purchased.
It looks to me like this little boy would love to be climbing a Maple tree or swinging from its branches on a swing!
Wishing you a happy day with sweet memories from your childhood! 🙂
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Tagged art journal, autumn, autumn leaves, childhood memories, Gelli-Prints, Maple Trees, mixed media collage, Monday's Mixer, nature, old music, old photos, paper collage, rubber stamps