Thursday, September 2, 2010

Dreaming of Autumn

What else should I be dreaming of?  It's been 90+ degrees for days and I'm sick of it!  Yesterday it hit 99 and it was humid too.  Yuck.  Anyway....I received Elena's Journal of Dreams last week, and have been thinking about what to do in it.....well, the temperatures inspired my wishful thinking.  It's September.....let's have some autumn!
Here is the two page spread:

Elena made her journal with the fabulous Fabriano watercolor paper, and that stuff is a dream (speaking of dreams) to work on.
I started with colorwashes in stream and butterscotch, then added some colored paper towel bits.  Stamped some Tim Holtz leaves with different distress inks, sprinkled on some distress embossing powders and heat set them.  There are also some leaves stamped on old dictionary pages, cut out and glued down.  Some fibers were added to the spine as well as on the pages.  
My journaling consists of some words I associate with autumn on the first page, and just repeating the words autumn and fall on the second.
Closer looks at the two pages:
I'm not sure where the woman fits in, but she looks like the spirit of autumn to me (that's my story, anyway).  She is from Stampsmith, and I stamped her on a bit of paper left over from a background experiment.
I hope Elena likes the pages.  I just wish that dream of autumn would come true already.

16 comments:

lee said...

I love the idea for the leaves! It all comes together well.Great work!
Lee

Victoria said...

Perfect dream! Your art is always great!

Tammy D said...

Neat!

Kerry said...

Eileen, it is just beautiful! I think it all works, the colors are wonderful and everything flows so well. Your work is so inspiring, I always learn so much from you. Thank you.

Elena said...

Elena LOVES her pages my friend!!!! Thank you for the love that goes into your beautiful work! You totally rock!

PS: see you soon!! Woo hoo!

Dorothy said...

Very nice Eileen!

Inge said...

good morning Eileen,

WOW 99 ° F is indeed hot ! July has been hot in Belgium, but august was much colder ( hardly 68 ° F) and much wetter.
I'm not looking forward for autumn already... this would mean it's going to be a long winter... Temperatures don't have to be much warmer for me, but some sunny day in september would be nice :)

I'm not complaining : we have a real moderate climate here and I feel rich to live here and not in Pakistan...

Your autumnpages look colorful and show the warmth of autumn. Your pages look very layered and that's what I like a lot. Wish I could see them in real :)

greetings from belgium
Inge

Diann said...

Beautiful pages for Elena! I too want fall to come on. I love how you created these pages and they are great works of ART...I seem to learn new tricks of the trade each and everything I visit your blog!
You are indeed a great teacher!
Diann

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Eileen How very pretty and colorful...it does look like Autumn.......Like you I am so ready for it....we're actually supposed to have beautiful weather here this weekend!!!!

scrappin-scrappin said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I'm sure your friend will love them!! We have been in the hot box here to and humid, but nature turned on us and threw us in the cold box with 50 degrees and Real Windy, so feels even colder!! Wish there was a happy medium!

Patzee said...

Great images! Love the use of leftover papers. And the Stampsmith gal is an unexpected touch. Beautiful journal pages!

Barbara Mason said...

The pages are lovely and cooling Eileen, summer in NYC was never a favorite -- I can feel the leaves falling from your pages -- really good work combining those dictionary leaves. It will be 93 here today -you are not alone in waiting for cooler temps...

Nancy Lynn said...

Your pages are very nice. I am dreaming of cooler days myself.

Lori said...

Love these! The colors are just awesome, and I agree, the lady is the spirit of autumn. Wait a couple of days, right now it's barely 70 degrees here, and hopefully it's headed your way...

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABULOUS FABULOUS Pages, Eileen!!

teri said...

I appreciate the contrast of the various shades of green with the raspberry and butterscotch. It feels like a walk through the forest in late summer -- dreaming of autumn indeed!