Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Autumn Leaves & Haiku

 You can create a fantastic autumn journal spread with very little effort and a lot of fun!
  1. Select 1 or more beautiful autumn leaves. (enjoy the journey as you search for your perfect leaves!)
  2. Select 2-3 colors of craft acrylic for your background and apply the paint randomly with a brush, sponge or old credit card.  Let dry.
  3. Select 2-3 colors of craft acrylic and apply the paint to the right side of your leaf with a brush or sponge.  Randomly press your leaf on the page. 
  4. Repeat step 3 using the same leaf or a combination of leaves.
  5. Leave a space to write a thought, poem, quote, or song lyric regarding autumn.

Here's my spread complete with the very first Haiku poem I ever wrote.  I remember trying to convince my teacher that "squirrel" is two syllables, but she wasn't buying it!  (Thus, chipmunk)

 I have remembered this poem every autumn since I composed it in 5th grade, and even though I've never heard a chipmunk chatter, it still puts a smile on my face and prompts me to write more Haiku. 

I hope you'll give this spread a try and enjoy an autumn stroll, collecting leaves and "Happy Creating!"


  1. Love it - especially the chattering chipmunks! Wish I could remember the first haiku I ever wrote. Hmm... saying that reminds me that I *may* still have some of my old high school poetry around here somewhere :)

  2. I Love this!!--the abstract feel to it--thanks so much for sharing!


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