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! 🙂