10.17.2008

Kindergarten redux

One of my Artist's Way exercises this week was to collect leaves or flowers and press them in a book between sheets of wax paper. Pretty much what we all did in kindergarten. I was skeptical, but it turned out to be a fun exercise! It was amazing to pay closer attention and take note of the variety of shapes and colors that the leaves have turned right here on my street. It's an excellent way to become attuned to the beauty all around us that we usually take for granted. I'm doubly lucky since fall is the perfect time of year for a project like this. Maybe those kindergarten teachers knew what they were doing after all ...

3 comments:

Bevlove said...

Totally gorgeous leaves. You have a nice variety and you definitely deserve an A+.

casch said...

I love the way you photographed them. It's a lovely picture. I may check my neighborhood for some colorful leaves also. It's a bit early for here, but getting close.

Toyoki said...

Wonderful exercise, collecting and drying leaves. You're lucky you can find colorful ones. Here in Hawaii we only have green or brown. Not at all very autumny.