Fall is one of my favorite seasons. I love the warm, earthy colors, the crisp temperatures, and all the decorations that people add to their houses.
Every fall, I search the woods for the perfect autumn leaf, without spots or tears. And every fall, I fail to find one. This year I decided to give up my search for perfection and embrace imperfection. All these leaves are beautiful, even with their spots and tears.
“And all at once, summer collapsed into fall . . .” ~Oscar Wilde
On a recent walk with my camera, the sky was overcast, so I knew I wouldn’t get any dramatic light and shadow photos. I decided to concentrate on shooting unusual angles of the tombstones and plot borders in a cemetery that I walked through.
Usually, I use beautiful objects as inspiration for my designs. But sometimes, I like to stretch myself and use mundane objects.
On a recent city walk, I gave myself the assignment to take photos of circles. Below are two of my favorite photos, sidewalk plumbing covers, and a car tire.
Using these photos as inspiration, I created the following circle drawings. Someday these circles may appear in one of my pattern designs.