"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Autumnal Face

No spring, nor summer beauty
has such grace
as I have seen in one
Fall is here!
And, now as it was
when I was a child, if I
find a little cluster of crunchy
fall leaves in my walking path,
my heart beats a little
faster, I pick up the walking pace
and stomp my feet on
the cluster of leaves just
to hear that sound.

Scrapki Wyzwaniowo has a wonderful fall challenge us us! Check their blog out, and you will
find an abundance of rich, colorful, and innovative art projects to stir your mojo and get to
creating something for the season.

The small leaves were created with a
Sizziz die-cut, and a leaf punch, with lots
of applications of shimmering H2O's.

I took this photo of my 10 year-old niece
during a fall day a number of years ago.  She
is my autumnal face. :)


Thanks for stopping by.


  1. So amazing, full of grace and beauty!! Love the exquisite design and the gorgeous color, the lines of poetry, the stunning leaves......all Superb!!!! You never fail to inspire and ignite some deep emotion in me! Thank you for this beautiful artwork, Joyce!

  2. Beautiful layout Joyce!!! Always love seeing your work!

  3. So beautiful and so perfectly balanced!!!...Great layout....Hugs from The Netherland.

  4. I love love love this Joyce! Thank you for playing with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo!!!

  5. just drop dead beautiful, love LOVE the leaves!!!! the deep rich colors are magnificent against the stark white...just exquisitely done, love the poem too, it adds so much to your page....a real beauty :)

  6. Such a beautiful layout! very romantic and elegant and the leaves are gorgeous!

  7. unbeliveble! can't stop watching for details! thank You for playing along with Scrapki-wyzwaniowo!

  8. Fabulous! Love the colors and details!
    Thank You so much for playing with us at Scrapki-wyzwaniowo :-)

  9. Very Ellegant and beautiful project!. thank you for playing along with Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo. Hugs! Sylwia