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Autumn in New York


I just returned from one week in Houston and then San Antonio, Texas.  Yesterday as I walked into my building at work, I was overwhelmed with the changes in the trees that occurred while I was gone.  Several years ago I collected fall leaves to use as inspiration for a quilted, silk wedding chuppah (canopy) that I made for the wedding of my son.  I now find that I just can't pass up a beautifully colored leaf.  So here is my leaf from yesterday.  Nature did a much better job with the brilliant colors than I did!

Even though I very busy during my trip, I did do some visual journaling - and hope to post those pages this weekend.


I love your choice of colours for this drawing. The background is great - the colours and format complement the leaf and set it off beautifully. (NB to me: learn from this -start to put in some background in my drawings...)

This an absolutely beautifully rendered leaf...........I might have to go search for one...but here....it will be like finding a needle in a haystack!!!

Lovely, Shirley! And I am so glad that you left a link
to see the quilts. I had to email these to a dear
friend who was married under a chuppah--I know
they will give her such delight.

Simply gorgeous Shirley!

If I saw that leaf all by itself out in nature I would immediately identify it as all yours...a gentle beautiful palette...so you! :)

Gorgeous leaf! Love the geometric background, and the painting overall is lovely. Your fork and spoon below are great.....

That's a gorgeous fall leaf. I don't get all those colors where I live so I've been enjoying the leaves so many of you are painting. I like the background design on this that turn it into a little work of art rather than just a leaf too.

Shirley, I feel as though I went to the convention myself. And the Chuppah photographs are stunning. thank you for putting in the link. Susan

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