Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Welcome autumn 2013



The cooler evenings...the shorter days... the scurrying squirrels running to and fro collecting food... are all heralding the beginning of one of my favorite seasons... AUTUMN.  After so much rain and gloom in early summer,  I have basked in these glorious early fall moments.  With the changing season came the desire to get some home improvement tasks done before winter.  So we've been pressure-washing the house, sealing the deck, hanging more energy-efficient doors... all in anticipation of the colder days to come.

The home tasks have kept me pretty busy, but not too busy to work in my visual journal. Since our days are still sunny and warm, we have some gorgeous blossoms for cutting and displaying inside.


I love this old verse...
"Do not wait until some deed
 of greatness you may do...
Do not wait to shed your light afar...
To the many duties ever near you
now be true...
Brighten the corner where you are."

Wonderful Junelle inspired my recent pages... I totally related to the idea of "layers of life"... using delightful translucent layers (I used stitched-down deli paper)... fiber blossoms... silk streamers... and thumbnail photos peeping under the layers...  I loved the symbolism of these pages... as the layers of life represent the metamorphosis of the spirit.  


My journal is made from an old discarded book... I sometimes use the existing pictures if they fit... this drawing was perfect for my feelings on self-judgment... It is so refreshing to garner the courage to be free to be me~


Some of my colors reflect the 
richer tones of the season. 

"For the beauty of the earth..."


This spread features a clear bag filled with paper treasures... tied with a hand-dyed ribbon...


All those who know me well know that I ADORE home... all the time... home is my refuge.... Autumn does give me even stronger feelings of nesting... in this case my nest is quite a wooly, messy, but funky nest...  


Here's hoping you're fluffing your nest and drinking in all the delights of these early autumn days~


2 comments:

Rebekah said...

I just adore your nest! The colors are divine!

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Love your journal pages Jane - so pretty.