I'm rarely much for poetry, but I always think of these lines from Elizabeth Barrett Browning this time of year:
|Earth’s crammed with heaven,|
|And every common bush afire with God;|
|But only he who sees, takes off his shoes,|
|The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries|
Alone the verse wonderfully captures Autumn, but I read it in context for the first time today and found even more to love. If time permits, take a moment and do so yourself!
Anyway, onto the challenge!
For my pattern I chose "Vano" by Hanneke Sieben, just posted to TanglePatterns.com this week. My old favorite N'Zepple is in the background, and a couple of Bronx Cheers crept in as well.
I used watercolor pencils - Faber-Castell and Ikea's - for the color.
It's still early in the week so there may be more leaf tiles before it finishes. Either way, enjoy the season, and may the blessings of its Creator be on you!
Yup, I needed to do a few more leaf tiles!
More watercolor pencil, a brown Micron, and finally sparkly black and white gel pen highlights.
Not perfect, but I like it!
My inspiration was the leaf piles that will be decorating our sidewalks here in about 3 more weeks. I've taken many beautiful photos of the same, so I wanted to see if I could "ZIA" something like them. I started with the paint this time, then free-handed the leaves, and finally tangled them with grid-based patterns. As per usual, it looks better in person!
I have a feeling a few more of these may pop up before the season is done. Very fun stuff!