A (9"X6") $ store Composition notebook I covered with paper, washi tape, fabric, a pearl swirl, lace & hearts. The canvas heart was zig-zag stitched around the edge and 'frayed' and distress inked~
Please don't get me wrong! I loved the snow as a child. There were several years I remember when my dad would 'flood' a portion of our large side yard and make us a skating pond! In Michigan it would often last all winter long. And so did the snow, piled high in the neighborhood yards till Spring~
And I loved 'snow fort' building (remember filling old sand buckets? how many times!?! 100's of buckets of snow and hours of play...)
Then moving to CO just before turning 12 gave me an even greater appreciation for all that cold fluffy white stuff! We moved to Colorado Springs, which sits near the bottom of Pikes Peak. To see that Rocky Mountain range covered in the silvery-white frostiness convinced me of it's grandeur~
And the Autumn season is unmatched in Michigan I think. The beauty of it all is incredible!
You could plan a vacation just around those colors~
So, where is this going? Oh yes, 'Letting Autumn In.' : )
I'm on a 'learning curve' right now; after my recent losses, and much prayer and study - - and one of the things I am consciously trying to do differently is to live in the present; in the 'here and now' and enjoy where I am. I used to grumble about Fall, because I knew winter was coming. "I hate being cold! No garage to park in and our winters here are so long! Getting up when it's dark and cold, coming home from work when it's dark and cold . . .BRRR . . ." just a brief sample~
BUT this year, this 'here and now', I don't want to be that way : ) I want to TRULY 'Let Autumn In' and enjoy all it has to offer.
This is my mothers family. She is front left, ( a bit of glare on here white dress.) I printed the description on top of the photo! (rather than on the back which was my intention. That was one of those 'happy mistakes' I think : ) Scrap paper, paper doilies, some of my favorite gold ribbon and some canvas triangles & burlap strings~
Letting Autumn in doesn't mean "Horrors No! Winter is coming!" It means: One of the most glorious times of the year has arrived~ and I will, this time (and henceforth ever ever : ) offer Thanks for all I have and all God has done for me. : )
A photo book (maybe about 6X7"?)I made quite some time ago, using absolutely all scrap bin stuff! (except for the front and back covers which I believe are (click >) 7Gypsies. The heart is canvas and stenciled w/Gesso medium. Lots of paper scraps and a bit of string, eyelets, ribbon and lace. The image is from (>) Maja Design papers
I'm just at that vulnerable place we all find ourselves - maybe only a few times in life; but I'm learning to give-way~
Wishing you a wonderful week-end! As for me, I'll be raking leaves . . . : ) and hopefully some crafting!