Sunday, 6 November 2011

"Moon of Falling Leaves"

Just a quick up date after another busy week. However I did manage to fit in creating my  November page.
2011 is nearly through - it is unbelievable. 

 "Moon of Falling Leaves" is the Lakota for October, whilst November is "Moon of the Coming of Winter". There are still plenty of leaves left to fall . With no frost to finish them off the geraniums are still adding to the colour scheme in the garden as well as a few out of season miscreants like the companulas.
For the November background I used Derwent Inktense pencils with some cut-out stencils created for my creative sketchbook course. The squares are plain brown paper.

Here are a couple more pages pages I have created using Inktense and Karisma colour pencils. 

Cotoneaster berries - a detail taken from a photograph
and in my smaller book, an experiment making a rubbing from a cutout I made of a sparrow. 
 I am very pleased that over the last year we have cultured a fair size colony of House Sparrows that live in the shrubs in the garden - and kick up quite a din too. Two or three years ago we hardly saw a sparrow, it was once such a ubiquitous bird that we took it for granted but its numbers have declined over the last decade or so.

Hoping to get my Apple Mac this week, so fingers crossed,  next time I blog....
Have a good week whatever you're up to,
Jill

16 comments:

Iz said...

I love these pages - this is something I really must do next year (does that mean I get to buy another sketchbook?!)

Sandra Hall said...

You're a real artist Jill, your pages are gorgeous and all the little sketches on your journal blocks are delightful :D

jan said...

Beautiful pages, I love your sketches

Heloise said...

Enjoy using you Mac when you get it.

flutterbycrafter said...

Oooo I love all your sketches they are stunning. You'll love your Mac, I've had mine for a couple of years now and I think it's fantastic, much better than a PC xx

ju-north said...

Beautiful as usual!

Anesha said...

Beautiful pages.

laurie said...

wonderful journal pages, this is my first visit here, beautiful

Clare Wassermann said...

Hi - it's great to see how you've incorporated the sketchbook course ideas into your drawings. I used my Inktense pencils for the first time yesterday. Have you tried the subtle Graphitint ones?

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Hi Jill, love the colours for Nov. The berries are fantastic as are the sparrows and all your drawings below :-)
Anne x

Things Hand Made said...

Well, just in case the calendar is looking a bit empty you could wander over to the postmans knock blog and see if you fancy the idea of a Christmas "do"?

MILLY said...

November, where has this year gone, the weeks just fly by.
Glad to see you are enjoying your sketch book course. Loved your cutlery pages, love story was my wedding present, but so few pieces left, lost cutlery...a mystery, where does it go!

Menopausalmusing said...

I'm all behind with your blog. My goodness, but I love that page for November - so vibrant! Good to know you have house sparrows - a distinct lack of them here.
If I had an apple I would just sit and stroke it.........

Emma said...

These are wonderful, love the out of season color - got some in my garden too, for now. Enjoying our hungry Hedge & House Sparrows.

Thanks for your kind words ;)

thekathrynwheel said...

I'm so pleased that you are continuing to show us your calendar pages, I always love seeing yours, and you were my original inspiration for doing this! I can't believe we are nearly at the end of 2011 either, I swear my life has speeded up since starting this challenge! X

Linda said...

Enjoyed reading your journal pages ....hope your back is fully recovered! Love those lines in your berry painting.