14 October 2008

Fall is falling
Its is finally starting to feel like fall here in central CA. I welcome the cold mornings, crisp days with beautiful afternoon and the chill that comes with the come of darkness. I enjoy bundling up and reading to Hannah, or making art or curling up in my chair and working on the lap top. I have found that my muse is more eager to come out an play. I guess she just takes a summer vacation each year ;).
Lately, I have been back into my journaling and since we are working on the "art journal" issue of Portals I have been seeking out inspiration for both it and my own work. Above are a bunch of snaps I have favorited on Flickr recently (click on it to see the credits for wach picture). I am finding lots of inspiration in rich colors, textures, autumn leaves and scribbley pages. I am finding it a little esasier to let go and get messy in my own work. I am happier with what I have been producing lately. Shown here is a page out of a book I have been working in the last couple of days. Its all about Hannah. I am looking for quotes about childhood and discovery to add to my pages.

Finally, I am preparing for AFF which is just a week away. I am looking forward to my time in the Pacific Northwest spent with my BFF Sharon and the many creative people who are attending and teaching. I am way behind in my packing and especially my trades. It may just not happen this year. I will be putting finishing touches on the swap I hosted this year and look forward to sharing pix of those when I get back.


  1. So looking forward to meeting you at AFF!! Love the journaling inspiration!

  2. Don't FEEL BAD HEATHER... I am running around like a crazy woman.. packing, creating.. etc.


  3. What great pages! I'm so envious that you are going away to create!!!! Donna's going to be there too? I think doing journals has been the most fun I've had with my art...they are so liberating....

  4. What is AFF? I live in the Pacific NW, and hadn't heard of this one...
    Love your sweet collage!
    xo, Tammy

  5. we're all crazily getting ready for AFF. Just relax, don't worry about trades and come play and have fun! CAn't wait to see you there!@

  6. Lovely page you created Heather! The mosaic of journals/collages is wonderful!
    Have fun at art fiber fest! be sure to take tons of pictures!