September Big Leaf Maple

Sunday, September 19, 2010

For the month of the Autumnal Equinox I have revisited my Vernal Equinox leaf from March.  The maple (Acer macrophyllum) leaves that were just beginning to unfurl in Spring have now began to turn yellow and brown.  Though the leaves turn in a mottled pattern from green to yellow to brown here I gradated them from left to right to show the season's change.  I also reversed my half sun half moon motif from the Spring Equinox to show that the days are getting shorter.  Though it's the same size as the unfurling leaf I depicted before I tried to give a sense that this a bigger, mature leaf that is ready to fall into the Autumnal mulch.  Autumn is my favorite time of the year, so I'm looking forward to the upcoming months!

Wire Wrapping

Saturday, September 18, 2010

I took a class last week at a local bead shop to make a wire wrapped beaded heart pendant! It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed making the heart. Over the past week I made a wire-wrapped leaf for my daughter. I thought it came out pretty good for a second attempt! I think this is inspiring me to get busy beading again. I'm way behind on my BJP!

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