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Haiku by John Bailey
Almost everyday, we take the dog for a walk along this path in our neighborhood park. A perfect place to experience the seasons as we stroll along….cherry blossoms in the spring, cool shade in the summer, colorful leaves in the fall and bare branches in the winter.
I couldn’t walk past this assortment of lovely leaves everyday without bring a few of them home to play with…..it all started out so innocently. I’ve since learned there are about as many ways to incorporate leaves into art as there are leaves…..maybe not… if it’s your yard they are covering, then there are definitely more leaves.
First, I painted the backs of leaves and made prints.
Then I dried and glued leaves onto book pages……..
Then I pounded them to transfer the pigment onto fabric……
Pounding and steaming are another blog in themselves.
Who knew how much fun leaves could be, maybe, George Cooper when he wrote this:
October gave a party
The leaves by hundreds came-
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing and
Professor Wind the band!