Saturday, September 26, 2015

A Little Color

So there's a little autumn color starting to show around here.
This leaf photo reminds me of a Gelli print that I might make.
 And you can see the start of the color change here. I snapped this photo the other afternoon on my walk. Pretty soon it will be just ablaze with color.
Ready or not, fall is really here!
I can tell because Trader Joe's is having their pumpkin fest with pumpkin flavored foods. The whole store is full of pumpkin.
I LOVE this instant  Pumpkin spice chai tea mix. Like a liquid piece of pumpkin pie.

But A LOT fewer calories.
And I have another journal page for the windows challenge this month at Art Journal Journey. The window is pretty abstract, but I wanted it not to look onto pretty scenery but more onto what someone's future would be.  And I was still playing with TH found relative cards on this page.
I used a background made with some spattered Brushoes. I added to that some ledger strips from a checkbook, which were glued down and lightly covered with some gesso. The border edging is a Dylusions stamp and then I added some hand drawn and painted circles. I didn't want to draw the edges of a window in, because the future isn't quite that defined. Not sure if this worked or not, but I like it.
I used some Copic markers to color Jorge's clothing and hair. He is quite a dapper like guy, don't you think?
So I've been good at meeting my 2 goals for the week-which were to make some studio time for myself and to work on reading my book (The Girl in the Spider's Web). Then this book arrived from Amazon the other day. I had been looking at it awhile back in a bookstore and decided it was a must have. Yup, still agree. And I have been reading it too, which I must say has cut into my reading my novel. But I have learned a lot of about acrylic paint and I really want to try some of the techniques. Hope to find some time this weekend, though today I need to run errands in a BIG way.  But I think the hubby and my daughter are coming along so it should be a fun little drive about. Maybe I can get my husband to buy us a late lunch or dinner too. ;)
So I hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. If you are you to anything fun I'd love to hear about it.
Thanks for stopping by.


Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely photos, I love seeing the leaves turn and then fall. Your journal page is wonderful, great colours, and a fantastic idea to see through a window into the young man's future, thanks for joining us again at AJJ. Glad you met your goals, have fun with your new book. And pumpkin spice tea sounds very gooooooooood! Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

What beautiful autumnal photos Erika and the page is gorgeous! What a super idea ! Have fun with the friends and I can imagine that this book is gorgeous.. I have the standard ( think it is her classic one) Nancy Rayner Acrylic techniques book ..and this is absolut fabulous ! I think I will wait for this one as well coming out in german language.
Thank you for another fantastic idea to Art Journal Journey Erika!

rose of Walk in the Woods, LLC said...

Yes, autumn has arrived in my little corner of the world too. :) I love observing the transition. Your photos are lovely and I dig that journal page too!

denthe said...

those pink and green leaves are amazing. So beautiful .... Love the composition of your journalpage, and thanks for sharing that book: looks really interesting and something I'd like to put on my Christmaswishlist .... :-)

Corrine at said...

The abstract window is pretty cool. Jorge and his cute dog...not much color here and not much in more northern Maine from here either. I think the draught is effecting leaf peeping. Sigh. xox