Thursday, October 18, 2018


Good morning from a very chilly New Hampshire. We even had a few snowflakes this morning. Brrr. Not sure I am ready for this.  
So I am going to join  up to 2 challenges today.
 I want to join in to the new Halloween challenge at Try It On Tuesday. This is a page out of my Halloween journal/altered book. Maybe I should have colored the background page but I liked the black and white. Then I added some bits and bobs including the sparkly  tree and bat, as well as a couple of wooden cats that I colored.
I am also going to link up to Linda's Creature Comfort theme at Art Journal Journey
And I'll also show you the latest autumn look here in my world. (These photos are from earlier this week. Since then we've had  rain and wind, and since it is still dark here, I bet we have a lot fewer leaves left on the trees.)

Thanks so much for visiting me, and hope all is well with you.


Valerie-Jael said...

Love your owl page. Fantastic photos, too, Autumn is so beautiful everywhere. Have a great day, keep warm. It's chilly here as well, but no snow! Hugs, Valerie

Barbara said...

Ah, Fall in New England, my favorite season in my favorite place! Great Halloween page too!

CJ Kennedy said...

I like the black and white of your journal page especially the black cats. And the pun is too cute. I think our color is catching up to you. It's really pretty, but I wish it would stay warm. No snowflakes, here, that I know of. Enjoy your day.

Barbara said...

Tried commenting and got a weird return email that said it was not delivered? Huh? Nice post, love your Halloween theme! Hope this comment takes.

Caty said...

Woowww love your Halloween page Erika !! It´s stunning, lovely owl and cats.... I can see you have snow ?? it´s incredible, but it is raining now, can you believe it ? yesterday we had a summer day, and today an autumn day!! But here, normally the rain stays for some hours, or 1 day, 2 maximum... But let see what happens..
I wish you a very "nice" day,
big hugs, Caty

Divers and Sundry said...

What wonderful seasonal color! We're moving straight from green leaves on the trees to brown leaves on the ground here lol I think we didn't get the right amount of rain to get much Autumn color.

Linda Kunsman said...

Fab page for both challenges Erika! And I love the black and white background:) Gorgeous autumnal scenes. But Brrrr is right! We didn't see any snow flurries but it did get to the upper 30's last night-too cold too soon for me:( Thanks for joining AJJ again with your lovely art!

froebelsternchen said...

I think the Black & White Background looks very good to the owl! It's a wonderful page - I love the conniving owl and those cats fit perfect and bring a beautiful composition!
Thank you for not just joining Art Journal Journey but also Try It On Tuesday with this Altered Book entry!
Much appreciated!
And those amazing photos show all the autumn glory of your area! It gets colder here as well, you are not alone! I am sure
Mister Frost is arriving soon here too.

Big hugs!

froebelsternchen said...

PS: Everything o.k.! Got your messages and sent my answer now a second time - I think you got it already!

Hugs, Susi

Meggymay said...

Its a fabulous page Erika, I think the background looks just right for the great details you added. Its a super owl.
Thank you so much for linking this page to our theme at Try it on Tuesdays.
The photos looked amazing so many lovely colours to see in the leaf fall shots. Autumn at its beautiful best.
Yvonne xx

craftytrog said...

I'm not into Halloween, but I do love your owl page Erika. Beautiful Autumn photos too!
Happy Friday,
Alison xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

A great composition on this wonderful Halloween page Erika, Mr owl and the two cats look super, very halloweeny without being too scary....

The Autumn colours and the whole atmosphere of your photos make me want to take a walk in the beautiful area you live in.... You are so lucky to see that every day!!!

Lisca said...

What beautiful photos! So many different colours!
Thank you so much for sharing. Made my day.

Lenie said...

Your owl is so nice and I love your beautiful autumn pictures. It is my favorite season and I'm not the only one ☺

Faye said...

Thanks for the kind words on my blog. I hate to leave but blogging takes so much time that I don't have time for art. Besides I spend too much time on the computer, doing bills online, etc. Your photos are absolutely wonderful. It is not fall here yet although with the cool weather I expect the leaves to turn very soon.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I returned from Australia to fall colours too, in splendid sunshine, reds, golds and mauves. There is work to be done in the garden and I think that my jet-lagged body will let me get to it today. Either that or my wife will kick me out the door anyway!

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a fabulous Halloween page! Your owl is such fun 😁. I loved seeing the fall leaves changing too, such pretty colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! I hope you've had a lovely week and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊 x

Rike said...

I love your page with this owl :) and the black cats, the tree and the bat!
Very beautiful photos of autumn, my favorite is the 5th with the red leaves and the mushrooms - would be interesting to paint!
Big hugs, Rike

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I apologize for visiting so late, but this was the first time I felt good enough to get out of bed.

Your owl and cats are fabulous. I think if you had colored the background, you would have distracted from the focal image. I love it just the way it is. Sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey is the icing on the cake. Bleubeard even gives it two paws up!

Wonderful photos of the trees and leaves you are experiencing right now. what a sight you must experience because we don't get those brilliant colors here.

Gibby Frogett said...

Love your Halloween page and the owl especially... and I of course adore your autumn photos Erika and wondering what wildlife is lurking out of shot... maybe, a Pileated Woodpecker (as big as crow - wow!).... chipmunks? :)
Gill xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love your Halloween page - it looks great in the red and black! I loved seeing the colours of Autumn in your photos - we have a programme called Autumnwatch here and it is close to your area so have been enjoying seeing the flora and fauna of the area! Love those leaves in the 5th photo down especially! Hugs, Chrisx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Whoops!, so taken with Autumn pics forgot to Thank you for linking to Try It On Tuesday! Chrisxx

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous page Erika and I love that owl.
Lovely autumnal photos, I love the colours at this time of the year.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday
Avril xx