It's Sunday night and I'm sitting down with a tea. Seemed like a good quiet moment to try my hand at blogging again. It's something in between keeping a Facebook page for the stamps and a personal journal. Both are now pretty much habits for me. I find this a little confusing as it seems to be smack in the middle of both outlets. I'm interested in so many things - what do I "talk" about? How much do I share of myself? lol, I'm sure I'm over thinking it and one day I'll look back at this and smile at how shy and inexperienced I was ;)
My current idea is that I plan to write about anything to do with art. What inspires me visually, what creation I am dabbling with and of course anything stamp related.
So, that brings me to this blog post... It's been a beautiful Fall here in Southern Ontario this year. A gorgeous symphony of colour was in full force during the last couple of weeks and now the cold rain is helping the leaves to the ground.
I went for a walk one morning after the rain and found a surprise on the sidewalk. The colour had soaked out of the fallen leaves and had stained the fresh concrete beneath them. I couldn't help thinking that this was mother nature's version of stamping! I took WAY longer than expected to get to where I was going because I had my camera out and my nose to the ground the whole way!
Here are some of the pictures I took. I think the layering effect is just gorgeous! Along with the texture in the sidewalk and the muted colours they really remind me of mixed media paintings...
|I moved this oak leaf aside to show the stain left beneath it|
|I couldn't believe how defined the edges of some of the leaves were! Some even had veining...|
|These cones are from an Alder Tree. I guess this effect isn't limited to leaves. These cones had more than enough pigment.|
|The horizontal texture in this photo was made by car tires. Even more layering!|
|Love the depth that was naturally created by some leaves staying put longer than others before they were brushed away by pedestrians or the wind.|
|My experiment at home... |
That's it for now :) Hope you are enjoying the changing of the seasons as I am.