Thursday, October 26, 2017

Autumn Nymph

Hi everyone. It's  another dark and wet morning. Oh I would love to sleep in more today.:) 
Many of you asked yesterday if I really get up at 5:15 AM. And yes, I do. Yawn. I agree. It is too early to roll out of bed at this time of year. I can guarantee you that when I retire-in hopefully  a few years :)  - I will not be getting up quite this early.
Although I must say this morning, as I can barely keep my eyes open, the 2 dogs are all frisky and playing tug of war with a toy. Send me some of your energy please! Ha-ha.
So today I have a journal page for Elke's challenge Landscapes of the Soul over at Art Journal Journey. It's a little bit different kind of page for me. 
I used a Gelli printed background from my stash, and then I painted this face.  I had even painted the hair, but then I found a bag of foam leaves that I had. I decided they would make her more interesting than painted hair. She became the autumn nymph.

And here's the quote.

I have a long work day today since tonight we have open house for the middle school students who will be coming up to our high school next year. It's a pretty low key night as I have my room open for building tour groups to come through and see what we're like. I usually manage to get a bunch of work done in the process, so hopefully I can get myself all caught up. This week I have been cramming to wrap up material before mid-semester exams next week. I am ready for November and some low key weeks.
That's all for me. have a great day.


Valerie-Jael said...

Love your autumn nymph, you know I am fascinated with this season. My dog and cat were always dreadfully energetic early in the morning, strange but true! Have a nice day, don't work too hard, hugs, Valerie

CJ Kennedy said...

I like the breezy background and the leaves in her hair. It's so hard to get motivated without the sun. it's pouring buckets and I hope it stops soon as I'm afraid with all this rain the basement will flood. Stay dry today and hope your day is more productive.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a charming entry for AJJ. You are definitely on a roll!

Hope the night goes well and you don't have to stay up too late. And here's also hoping you find time to get work done and not have to answer a ton of questions. Have a great day (and evening).

froebelsternchen said...

Your autumn nymph is adorable and I love the quote as well! And most of all this textured background - super!
Hope you can call all the stressing things done very soon!
Getting up soo early you are a heroin . That's the exact same time my hubby gets up every morning but I am deep in my dreams at that time.
Thank you for a wonderful entry linked to AJJ dear Erika!

Anonymous said...

your nymph you have imaginatively designed with their beautiful colorful leaves!
Also the background fits the weather!
I am very happy about your site again
Thanks for linking to landscapes for the soul at AJJ

So getting up early is really not so good but I often get up at 6 o'clock.
but I do not have to work.
I wish you all the best in your endeavor
happy day Elke

Dortesjs said...

fine Nymph ;O)

Meggymay said...

I love how you used the autumn leaves for the hair. It is a fantastic painting Erika. You added a great quote to go with it as well.
I hope you managed to get caught up.
One more day until the weekend.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

What a lovely autumn nymph you have created, the foam leaves are perfect for her hair and the quote is brilliant! I hope you had a good day and are not too tired after your open house šŸ˜. Take care and have a Happy Friday! J šŸ˜Š

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

That is way too early to get up, Erika, but I know you gotta do it until you can retire and then sleep in! Even though we are retired, we don't usually sleep in past 8 a.m. at the latest, and most days are up by 7 a.m. or earlier. Still it's nice to know we CAN sleep in. Hope the open house goes well.

Rike said...

Your autumn nymph became very pretty with these colourful foam leaves as her hair and the dark background fits perfectly!

Jeanie said...

Gellis do make the best backgrounds, don't they? I love the texture and color dimension it gives to your work and the leaves really pop with it!