Friday, September 22, 2017

The Autumnal Equinox


Depending on where you live in the world (based on those pesky time zones), today is the day we in the northern hemisphere celebrate the Autumnal Equinox.  It is the day when night and day are virtually equal in length.

I had Yvonne of Meggy's Way who is hosting Art Journal Journey this month with her theme Colo(u)r in my World in mind when I created this piece I call Autumnal Equinox.

Because the lighting is so bad in my dining room where I normally photograph my pieces, I decided to scan this entry.  Materials include a used file folder, several of my handmade shimmering mists, colored pencils, and a real leaf.

This is actually a prototype of a piece I want to make for a Christmas gift.  Instead of a used file folder, I'll use an old book cover.  Do you think it could be gift worthy?

It's been so hot and dry here (in the mid 90s F/30+ C yesterday), it 's hard to believe autumn has truly arrived.

Thank you for joining me today as I observe the Autumnal Equinox.  You will also find me hanging out at Art Journal Journey where my colors today are those inspired by autumn.

21 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

What a beautiful piece, one of m faves. Great colour and style, and I'm sure it would make a great gift. Have a fun day, Hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

The circles look great! I can almost feel the crunch of the leaf.

Cindy McMath said...

Oh I love this Elizabeth! I think this is definitely gift worthy. Love the colours, the design and the different media.

craftytrog said...

A beautiful Autumn page Elizabeth!

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Good morning wow what a beautiful page Elizabeth, one can smell the Autumn in the air now here in the UK. I do think it is a lovely time of year, especially picking blackberries in the hedgerows.

Big hugs x

Meggymay said...

This looks so beautiful and yes it will be a lovely gift,
I love the autumn colours and the single leaf framed with the fine circles draws the eye so well.
I love the 'colours in your word' today Elizabeth, they made me wish for a still autumn morning, no sound, just peace and serenity all around.
Yvonne xx

kaybee said...

Love this! and very gift-worthy. Happy equinox Elizabeth. xxx

My name is Erika. said...

Fabulous page. I think it is a great way to welcome autumn. Simplicity at its best. Happy Friday too. Hugs-Erika

RO said...

It's lovely, colorful and creative. I'll be waiting to see it as my Christmas gift soon! (lol) You do such amazing work. Happy 1st Day of Fall. Hugs...RO

Dortesjs said...

great celebration of the Autumnal Equinox, equal in length love your leaf ;O))

kathyinozarks said...

I love it Happy Autumn

CJ Kennedy said...

It's a lovely piece. The circles make me think of the blustery winds. Of course, your piece is gift worthy. What you should ask is the recipient worthy of your hand-done work? Will they appreciate all that you put into the creation? Materials, time, and a bit of your soul?

froebelsternchen Susi said...

An exclusive composition - and for sure worth to be used as a gift!
Such a beautiful and interesting play of colors - that really captures autumn with a hint of summer! Oh - I would be happy about 30°Celsius - we need the heating since more than a week here. Nearly frost during the nights. I am freezing the whole time even though I have put my winter wardrobe out.
Thank you so much for such a beautiful post and piece for Art Journal Journey to celbrate the Autumnal Equinox.
Happy weekend dear Elizabeth!
oxo Susi

Neet said...

I love it! It is indeed the Autumnal Equinox and I love autumn. Driving home from a friend's today I noticed the trees are starting to turn to a lovely golden colour (some of them, depends on the variety I guess) and I look forward to seeing the lovely glow of autumn, cuddling up in front of the fire (albeit gas) in warm clothes. I love autumn.
Love to you, Squiggles and, of course, Bleubeard himself xxx
Hugs, Neet xx

Caty said...

That´s really wonderful Elizabeth !!! Congratulations!! I love this card, colours and the leaf inside. Just magnifique !!
I wish you a very nice weekend,
Big hugs, Caty

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

Wonderful inky goodness surrounding that first sign of Autumn. Feels like it here today. xox

Divers and Sundry said...

Definitely gift-worthy! I like the colors and composition, and I think anybody would love to get such a gift :)

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Elizabeth; very cool and this piece will make an awesome gift. you could make greeting cards with this even; no two the same which would really be neat....great job and as da tabbies say 984 paws UPp and wavez ta bleu N squiggles ~~~~~~~ ♥♥♥

Caterina Giglio said...

Well Dr. E. I am in love with this image for the equinox, well done!! Happy fall to you and the kitties.. x

Rita said...

I love this piece! :)

Jeanie said...

I love this piece! It so beautifully reflects the season and is masterfully done. Glad you scanned -- it shows well!