I just noticed how drawn I am to orange this autumn. I have dived into nature’s colours, and autumns imagery, quite unconsciously on many pages these past weeks. Nature effects all of us of course. It’s so obvious and oh so beautiful, surrounding us all the time even in the cities. It’s not strange that it ends up in our heads and poors out on the page.
I’m using collage as my paint brush, and adding in lots of warm colours. Yellow, orange, brown, sepia and red. And “space” – which later becomes room for writing.
The maple leaf used (again) is actually a photo from a magazine found in my stash. Love it for right now. The gray stone perfect for journaling (using a white pen). Also testing out my lime green dymo tape here (Thanks Maria for the gift!).
And how about this wee creature:
Most of the painted bits are scraps by someone else that are now incorporated into the me-ness of this journal.
Here is another spread that I think is quite autumny (at least in colours):
Take a closer look. My favorite part is the illustration on the right with the guy cutting down pieces of nature from a tree to save (?) for later. And detail of the whole:
If you feel like infusing some creativity into this week I hope you’ll consider signing up for my DIY Postcard Swap – autumn version!
If you too have made autumn pages I’d love to see them! Does your colours change with the season?