'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Today's offering is an experiment with colours and mediums...it's a bit of a mishmash of vivid colour, using acrylics, Neocolor crayons, gel pen, a stencil or two and Posca pens... I just kept adding bits with no aim in mind. As you can tell, the badly drawn (smaller) leaves are mine...he, he - the larger ones are stencilled. No stamping on this for a change...just lots of doodling.

As I was playing, I was thinking about leaves and the cycle of life. Beautiful, new, green leaves gradually change and become individual works of art, each with their own individual colours...but always beautiful. Seasons are necessary, even if we don't always welcome them with open arms. We can learn a lot from nature. So today I'm thankful for seasons and especially for the different seasons in my life. Each one has its own treasures - its own fruit - and with each one comes new grace for the moment.

The berries are there for Rike's AJJ challenge, which is fruit and/or veggies and I'm linking to Leah's Art Every Day Month
Why not join us? There's no need to create every single day...
Thank you for calling in today
Back soon
Cath
xxx

12 very kind comments from lovely people:

My name is Erika. said...

This is a beautiful piece and I love the idea behind it. And the colors. They seem to be disappearing in nature, between the dark and cold, colors just vanishes. It is so great to see it in your art CAth. Happy Wednesday, Hugs-Erika

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Beautiful. Janny

Rike said...

Beautiful mixed media page with amazing doodled leaves and an very interesting background! Of course I like the red berries for my theme at AJJ, thank you very much for joining with this artwork!

DVArtist said...

Well.... your experiment worked out perfectly. This is just gorgeous. Full of bold colors that blend together beautifully. Love it.

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous art and beautiful colours Cath! I love your thoughts behind this piece too.
Alison xx

froebelsternchen said...

A graceful page, wonderful played and put together Cath and your thoughts go so well to the art! Another wonderful entry for our
AJJ topic! Thank you for joining in again!
Susi xxx

Kerry @ Art to Alchemy said...

Once again, love all the layers and the color combinations!

Meggymay said...

I really liked reading the post Cath and how you you were thinking when you created the beautiful autumn page.
Yvonne xx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

This is lovely. Great, vibrant colors.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm also thankful for seasons. It's boring when you have one single season all year long. That would make me happy, too. Of course, I simply adore the beautiful journal entry you created, too. It's great for Rike's theme at Art Journal Journey. And it is mesmerizing overall. I had hoped to get here sooner, but real life got in the way today!

Neet said...

What a riot of colour - I can see you enjoyed creating this page in your journal with all the different mediums you used. I love the background you have created - those touches of white make it pop as does the red of the berries. Not sure which leaves you refer to as your own hand drawn ones, they all look professional to me.
Hugs, Neet xx

NatureFootstep said...

It is dark outside my window sooo, I love this beautiful, colorful piece :)