I thought I'd commemorate my 100th post (100!) by showing my latest obsession with Autumn leaves, their colors and textures. I'm planning on collecting and drying them to use to decorate for Christmas, although I will probably not have much time. There's never enough time before Christmas, but on top of that, we'll be heading to Israel for a week or so. If anyone has suggestions on places to go and people to see please let me know! The leaf above was collected whilst hiking at Redwood Regional Park
The wind in Sacramento during Thanksgiving caused leaves to fall like snow. Absolutely magical! I collected a few and stacked them methodically to keep them all together. The different shapes layered together look so pretty!
The negative space they create reminds me of projects in Intro to Drawing class at art school.
These I pilfered from my neighbor and his magnolia tree. I love the stories these leaf collections gather with remembrances of friends and family and happy discoveries.