summer has flown…

the talented and prolific Valerie chose INDIAN SUMMER-GOLDEN OCTOBER-AUTUMN as October’s Art Journal Journey theme which sends my mind in lots of directions…magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-golden-redbud-leaves

just when I think summer might go on forever it turned cooler which is perfect for open windows and warmer clothes...magpies-nest-glow-of-october-rainy-day

we finally got some much needed rain too…magpies-nest-flown-rubber-stamps

soon I will give up running barefoot around the house and get out my cozy slippers…
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autumn makes me think of golden leaves andmagpies-nest-sunset-plane-heading-to-dullesgolden sunsets so I added lots of gold to my scraped paint pages which was tricky to capture in my photos…

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the WONDER page on the right began with an index card that I had made awhile ago…

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~* Happy October *~

“Autumn carries more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.”~ Jim Bishop

22 responses to “summer has flown…

  1. Oh my sweety that are dreamlike pages, they could become part of a fairy tales book. I love it so much,especially how you colored it. WOW!
    Big Hugs
    Sabine

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  2. These pages and photos are gorgeous, and I love how well you illuminate the theme in the whole post. And yes, it’s nice to snuggle into warm slippers and sweaters again. Thanks for a wonderful entry for AJJ in your lovely, golden Patty style. Time to switch my light out and sleep! Hugs Valerie

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  3. ah yes, I know every season has its joys, but I am sad about summer ending. Lovely photos and beautiful journal pages. Just put our heat on today, and I’m having to change around from flip flops to cozy slippers, and from tees to sweaters and sweatshirts. Working on art and organizing along with some renovation work which is actually a good thing as I believe our router needs to be replaced and having hardly ANY internet the last few days…so if you don’t hear from me you know why. Happy Autumn my friend!

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  4. Heart leaves….wow! Gold is one of my faves too. Wishing you warm feet, as I will soon be barefoot.

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  5. Wow, liebe Patty, your journal pages are gorgeous as always. And I love your photos.

    Have a wonderful Sunday

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  6. Wow, this latest theme must have triggered all kinds of wonderful memories for you, dear Patty. Both the photos and the art are fantastic. Very impressive on both counts.

    Have a superb Sunday and a wonderful October, dear friend.

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  7. That theme could go many ways. You did a great job. And that sunset is gorgeous!

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  8. A beautiful view from your home, dear Patty, and oh your pages, of the golden fall coming closer every day,- are so wonderful, in all the glory of gold and your gorgeous colors. Love your photos, too, as always, dearest !!
    Happy October, feeling cozy in and out, with warm clothes, and the warm color tones in nature !!
    xoxo

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  9. A wonderful spread – so beautiful and amazing imagery in this post Patty!
    Here the last warm days are history now.. rain came… and I think it will get much colder the next days as well.
    Happy Sunday and thanks a lot for such a ***wonderful*** first entry to the challenge ! I am sure you will take time to make some more pages – the theme is a good one, isn’t it?!
    hugs
    Susi

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  10. Fall is the one season I miss living in Florida. Thank goodness I can enjoy it through your blog posts! Bare feet will continue for quite a while here. Love your golden heart leaves at the top of the post. And, as always, beautiful pages.

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  11. This is gorgeous Patty. I love the touches of gold you have added. Summer has flown, and lucky you to get some rain. We have lots of grey and a light drizzle but we need real rain. I have had to give up the bare feet already though. back to my slippers-hey that could be a journal page right there. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs-Erika

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  12. Gorgeous pages, love them very much. It’s wonderful that the cooler weather and some rain have arrived, I’m much happier 🙂 Happy Sunday xxx

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  13. Fabulous golden touches! Your pages are glorious and so are your photos! Laughed at the barefoot comment – I have my cosy slippers on already!! Wishing you and Jim a Happy Autumn! Chris…and Tony xx

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  14. Lovely pages, cosy slippers around here too! Autumn is coming on fast…thankfully rain too. happy creating. xox

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  15. Gorgeous pages and I love those touches of gold.Its a stunning sunset scene, one to sit and watch as the colours change. Had a smile at the warm slippers, so comforting for cool feet days.
    Yvonne xx

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  16. What a fabulous sky. And you are SO right — summer has flown by. I still want to grab onto it. That fence stamp is just perfect for these lovely pages!

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  17. Your pages are so beautiful Patty! I love how you have shown us snapshots of your golden inspiration and the gold is a lovely way to bring autumn alive on your artwork :-). I’m already wearing my cosy slippers, they are new and so comfy cosy! I love your Harvest decorations, I have never seen a white pumpkin before – they are so elegant! Wishing you a Happy October! J 🙂

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  18. Beautiful pages Patty!

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  19. Most times,when I read your posts, I go into a melancholy sort of trance, they lead me somewhere in my past and bring back some sweet memories- if only for a fleeting moment- this one one of those times. Not sure why~
    Lovely pages dear Patty and a lovely post xx Jackie

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  20. So beautiful and true! Love how you used the gold to simulate a golden sky.

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  21. Beautiful pages Patty! xxx

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  22. Beautiful Patty – really gorgeous! I do love your tablescapes — I am not good tablescapes at all!
    Sandy xx

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