October 22, 2009

Red Fall Leaves


“We learn to be kind, accommodating, and nurturing to others while denying our own thoughts and desires. Creative expression requires just the opposite-----lots of self-nurturing and a willingness to speak our minds.”

-Christina Thompson

From Women Embracing Creativity at amazon

We are having gorgeous weather this week! Those days in the upper 60’s and low 70’s with clear skies are my absolute favorite. Went swimming the other day and a friend was out stretching for her run and I told her that it’s days like this that made me wish I was a runner. But only days like this!!! LOL!! Ahhhh, to be out enjoying that weather. I really need an outdoor project other than trimming bushes, pulling up weeds…. I’m a virgo, the Earth sign and you’d think I’d like that sort of stuff.

I looked out my bedroom window this morning and the entire tree was RED! A gorgeous red. I should’ve taken a picture of that, but I wanted to grab a good red leaf and paint it. Here you have it. Simple dots done with my white-pen ink. Still getting to know my brush and ink.


Gina said...

I love your leaf!
I think the kids and I will go grab some leaves and paint.
Thanks for fall inspiration!

Janet said...

That leaf looks great with the white dots! I never thought of doing anything like that but I may have to give it a try when we finally get some leaves turn color.

I'm a fall weather lover, too. It's always been my favorite time of year. And I'm a Virgo but on the cusp of Libra so I say I'm a Vir-bra!

Victoria said...

Very fun! Our maple out front just popped it's color today... dazzling how fast it happens. Love the quote as well.

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