I began my first prompt for the “Falling For You” art journaling course with one idea. Then switched gears and cut the page out because I wasn't happy with it. After looking at some earlier photographs I took of the page, I decided I liked it after all and taped it back in. Please tell me, someone else has done this!
Our prompt was "What flavors say autumn to you?" I started out sprinkling a bit of cinnamon on the left page and glued down the container’s label. The more I worked on the page, the more I thought about fall and spices. Cool weather and drinking cider came to mind.
And that's what flavor autumn is to me - Spiced Cider!
So I went back into the kitchen and got a package of spiced cider out of the cupboard. And preceded to pour it all over the right side of the page. Love that smell! As I was working on the pages, they seemed to be lopsided to me. That's when I got my scissors.
This is what it looked like at first:
And here's how I finished it at the end of the day, when I taped the page back in. That’s why it’s a bit shorter, on the left hand side.
This spread also has a lot of gesso on it. I worked on the spread all day and covered up things I didn’t like. Guess it was an uncertain day, all in all. We brought our 10 year old golden lab (a real sweetheart) to the vet this morning, because she was limping badly. The doc is taking x-rays on Tuesday, but thinks it’s just arthritis.
And I have to tell you all what DH said to me Friday, when I came home for lunch: “It was raining harder than a cow pissing on a rock,” after I left for work. Now that’s a new one! I was sure to write that little saying down in my journal, maybe use it some day. I think DH gets these sayings from his grandpa - he sure keeps ME laughing! Oh, and I didn't see it raining hard, but I was in the bowels of the museum, at my desk all morning.