Sunday, October 21, 2007

October Finished






















It was quite the Bead Vortex that I fell into, even in a week with several nighs where I was tossing and turning I still managed to get both October and August's pages done.

It is interesting how things turned out with October's page. I had several ideas that changed and the look definitely changed as I went. With all of my pages having photos taken outside you are now beginning to see a bit of the effect of the change of seasons with October's page. The page feels much like Fall feels to me , earthy with rich colors and a sense of calm.

My original idea with wrap around the edge leaves got scrapped and so did it's follow on idea and the original leaves that I made for this page will show up somewhere else in a project I am sure. I am so glad that I used the Russian leaves from my class at Bead Fest and then made more to go with them. They had the right amount of detail and were not so heavy as to weigh down the look of the page.

4 comments:

freebird said...

I like all your pages but I think this is my favorite so far. It just makes me feel like I've taken a walk in the woods, relaxing but invigorating too.

KV said...

This page is exquisitely done, Angie -- fall is my favorite time of year, too.


Kathy V in NM

Hélène H said...

Yep, it's really very nice, reminds me of blackerry picking trips, and I like the contrast of the wilderness in this piece with your very civilized porch.

Robin said...

I've never had much interest previously in learning Russian leaves... but NOW I do. They are so lovely and perfectly frame your piece. You captured everything about fall in this piece... a busy time of change, a little raw, a little foreboding, but at the same time beautiful and wild.