Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Years ago, I found these little metal coin sort of thingies (yes, I’m certain that’s the technical term) at a shop somewhere. Might have even been a UPS store or something odd like that. They were in a cute little basket on the front counter, and I could not resist them! Originally, I was thinking that my older daughter would love them, but when I put them in her hand, she just kind of shrugged, looked at me sort of quizzically, and quietly said thanks. I found them later coming through the laundry…
So they ended up in one of the cubbies in one of my many art supplies boxes. I think to myself every time that I see them that I’ll find something neat to do with them, cuz I love them, I love their sentiments, I love their feel. And the years went on by.
Welp, I have finally made them a home!
This fun page follows another project in the online workshop I’m attending. It’s funny, at first I wasn’t really even interested in doing this one. I had already gone ahead and watched something else and started working on another project. I kept rolling it around in my mind, though. The idea of the leaves was to use bits of patterned papers and get a feel for using papers in your art journal for different textures. That’s not something at all new for me, so I was wandering around not paying too much attention.
Later that evening, I was wanting to play in my art journal, but didn’t really have anything particular in mind. I went back to the tree branch with the paper leaves. I had one of those a-ha moments, I grabbed some of the scraps of my many artist papers (papers that I make for background and collage) to use for the leaves. I love using these papers, I have so much fun making them, and I love to see them later in other projects.
The whole thing turned into a super-fun and playful project for me, and it turned into the new home for my little metal coin thingies…I feel thrilled and joyful when I open to this page, I get to see some bits of my art papers and the little coins!