October dresses in flame and gold…

magpies-nest-october-right-pagethe free image of the rose lady had been patiently waiting in one of my art journals which is a thin book with glued together pages that I started back in January (still plenty of room in this altered book)magpies-nest-october-poem-simple-abundance

after seeing this October poem in one of my copies of Simple Abundance I knew where my pages would be headed next (the book is inspiring on many levels with lots of quotes and uplifting reading… it is also my favorite go to book when I am doing found poetry which is different than just using verse like I have done here)…magpies-nest-october-left-page

we had some record breaking hot temperatures for a few days and now our Indian Summer has gone and left us with crazy wild winds and much cooler temps so the poem fit that nicely too…magpies-nest-patty-szymkowicz-october

pieces of two different napkins along with some smeared gesso using a plastic pallet knife finished two more pages for Valerie’s Art Journal Journey Indian Summer – Golden October – Autumn challenge

29 responses to “October dresses in flame and gold…

  1. Wonderful spread Patty! This is so beautiful done!
    Thank you very much for another WOWSER to AJJ !
    I wish you a happy weekend- enjoy!
    We have had very cold days – but the weekend started out nice and sunny..
    oxo Susi

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  2. What a beautiful spread this is!

    Sally

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  3. I love that you said “ONE of my copies of Simple Abundance.” I have more than one, too and I love that book dearly. In many ways it altered my life in a very good way.

    I love the spread, the different textures and of course the rich colors and beautiful image and poem. Very nice — as always!

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  4. Hi Patty, your journal spread is totally gorgeous and totally ‘Patty Style’, which I love, as always. Great poem, too. Here the weather has been cold, wet and windy! It’s autumn….Thanks for another wonderful piece for AJJ, Alles Liebe, Valerie

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  5. Oh, so gorgeous Patty. I love Fall and all the colors. Very pretty here in the north.xoxoxo

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  6. Christie Juhasz

    Another fabulous fall spread!

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  7. I forgot about the book Simple Abundance, which has been sitting ignored on my shelf for too long. I need to dig it out and refresh myself I think. You made a wonderful spread. I love how you used all the leaves around the poem and portrait. Very pretty. Hugs-Erika

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  8. “Release one leaf at the end of the day”… I love that! For me it means a lot… Beautiful images, Patty! xo

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  9. Jaw dropping gorgeous, Patty. Those napkins are fantastic and the poem is beautiful.

    I went through both my tissue and napkins the other day looking for something to inspire me, but found nothing that was even close to autumn inspiring. You have found some lovely pieces and put them to extremely beautiful use.

    BTW, the story you shared on my blog was funny and never TMI!

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  10. I love the colors you used – orange, brown and blue – and the great textures. The poem and the face are fabulous! In future I also want to try to use a book by glueing the pages.

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  11. Wonderful pages Patty! That’s a beautiful little verse! It’s jumper weather here now, but we had a lovely walk in the Autumn sunshine yesterday.
    Happy Sunday!
    Alison xxx

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  12. oohh patty,what a wonderful pages,love the leaves and the lady in the middle,you makes anyway the best pages.
    here is cold and rainy,not so good for walking,but the autumn is here too,diffrent leaves is fall,i love this a lot.
    thank you for stoping by my blog.
    have a nice sunday,dear patty.

    hugs jenny

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  13. A lovely poem to go beside the beautiful lady. Its a gorgeous journal spread, love the colourful autumn leaves., I love the way you use the napkins on your pages, something I must look out for when I have a shopping day.
    Yvonne xx

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  14. So beautiful a poem, and your lady a gorgeous image, dear friend. Your spread is totally amazing and beautiful, with the used napkins and stamps. Here it is also colder now, but with a little sunshine today, which at once makes it all look more friendly ! Just like your stunning red leaves and the rose lady together,- creates a feeling of warm early autumn and love , in my soul!!
    Hugs, XX, Dorthe

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  15. Beautiful poem and gorgeous pages. I love the textures and colours which feel very much like fall. It’s a bit chilly and windy here this weekend, but I still love it. Hugs, Shirleyxx

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  16. Beautiful! Love the leaves scattered around the page…much better than scattered across the lawn. 🙂

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  17. Gorgeous Patty!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Your free Rose lady and those leaves,which I thought were real- perfect marriage along with your verse!
    Happy autumn to you as well! xoxo

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  18. Oh My! This is such a wonderful spread and the words you have used…perfect!! Hugs, Chrisx

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  19. Flaming red leaves, a nice oldfashioned Lady and a lovely poem, all together gives it a wonderful new autumn page. Bravo!
    Liebe Grüße
    Hugs Sabine

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  20. absolutely gorgeous pages dear Patty! Beautiful words from Simple Abundance too.

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  21. What breathtaking pages Patty! Your lady was waiting so patiently for you and I am sure she is so very pleased with her new surroundings! I love the way you have framed the pages with those beautiful autumnal leaves and the poem really speaks to me – I love it! Wishing you a happy week! J 🙂

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  22. You have such a collection of wonderful pictures which you make into these marvellous collages. The lady looks as if she comes from another world, and really does as she comes from another time. I love the way you have surrounded her with the rose coloured leaves, she looks just right there.
    I would never have thought of using this book as a source and like Erika it was forgotten on my shelves, but I’ve just retrieved it and it looks as fascinating as ever. I’ve only one copy but of course we can now easily photocopy..
    Love both your pages here, so delicate and with a lovely atmosphere of peace.

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  23. such a beautiful page and I love the poetry

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  24. Beautiful! Your energy amazes me…… always!

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  25. Hi Patty! Absolutely wonderful page! The design is really spectacular.
    Mar 🙂

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  26. Stunning, elegant and inspiring pages Patty and as always I’m blown away by how you put this all together. (and I learn so much, including what found poetry is)
    Thanks for your recent visits and lovely comments too. Hope all ok with you. Gill xx

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  27. This reminds me of Woman In Gold 🙂!

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