I know, I know – I’m late for Changing Seasons party! Sorry!
As always, it’s hosted by my dear friend Su from over at Zimmerbitch – do yourself a favor and visit her fabulous blog if you haven’t already.
This month’s theme is quite easy to detect: it’s trees and leaves.
November started really beautiful this year: relatively warm and dry, and what’s even more rare – we got to enjoy all those pretty autumn colors.
Normally when the seasons turn from summer to winter, autumn is about two seconds long.
The trees turn brown from one day to the other, and on the next all their leaves have fallen to the ground.
But not so this year! No, this time the trees showed off all their pretty colors, and were even still green while the ground was covered in different tones of yellow, orange and brown.
It was a real feast, and I enjoyed several lovely walks in parks.
Naturally all those beautiful trees inspired me for this year’s Christmas cards production.
A couple of YouTubes videos made me try out a new technique where you kind of blob the watercolor on the paper and then using a (reusable) straw blow it into different directions.
I wasn’t sure if my experiment worked, so asked my friends on Instagram if the Christmas tree theme was recognizable which they assured me it was. So if you want to blame anyone for your ugly Christmas card this year, you can blame them. 😉
And nature inspired me on another project as well, this time I chose ginkgo leaves from my own little tree, press-dried them and then coated them with acrylic gold paint.
I think the paint did a great job at enhancing the little grooves of the leaf’s structure, don’t you agree?
And since it was so warm at the beginning of November I made good use of the weather and visited our cute panda bear babies again.
Not quite sure though if I should feel offended by this giraffe’s reaction…
I think some of you might already have met my new “dog”? He’s very easy to care for since he’s made of popcorn!
And no, normally I don’t play with food, but it was a movie night, and the movie was kind of boring, so…
And last but not least my monthly overview, inspired by my friend A Wonderful Sheep:
In case you’re wondering: yes, I had my hair cut off on the 8th. And no, I still haven’t managed to get a photo taken of me with my new hairdo. 😉 Maybe next time. 😉
And this was it!
Hope you had a lovely November, and am wishing you an even more beautiful December and holiday season!
For rules and guidelines to The Changing Seasons please take a closer look at Su’s post.