I have FINALLY gotten back to my Autumn page – made from gobs of divine russets & claret colours & gel transfers of the roses I showed you a couple of posts back. The text reads ‘Autumn whispers in light & shadow’. I ADORE Autumn. I love the dappled light that appears through as the leaf canopies thin, I love the long, low sunsets, I find the blend of colours on the decidious trees literally SHOW STOPPING – & I have on MORE than ONE occasion, stopped the car, just to look at the colours of leaves on a tree! OK – some may find that a bit kooky – but read the banner at the top of the page! I adore colour – I live Claude Monet’s torture & did for a long time before I read how he expressed it……he said ‘Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. To such an extent indeed that one day, finding myself at the deathbed of a woman who had been and still was very dear to me, I caught myself in the act of focusing on her temples and automatically analyzing the succession of appropriately graded colors which death was imposing on her motionless face.’ I can be shocked and relieved by this at the same time – HOW terrible – that he was so ‘absent’ at such a significant moment and yet – what ‘presence’ to be able to make such a critical observation despite the circumstances – I did it just a couple of days ago when my daughter was upset….noticing how her crying had made the ‘lip’ of her eyes seem more white & pronounced – there is NO hope for me – I am TRUELY obscessed by colour! You don’t see it very clearly on the scan, but there is a sewn pocket of paper on this page & I am going to sew some autumn leaves to put in here one time when I have the sewing machine out.