It all started during my first year of college... We had an assignment in our color class to collect leaves and create a collage. This was always one of my favorite projects because it involved nature and color (and positive feedback from my professor and classmates always helps). We collected leaves for a couple weeks and I used pages I pulled out from my hoard of National Geographic magazines. Below is the project that I turned in. The photo quality is poor because these photos are from 7 years ago, but tilt your head to the left and you get the gist of what it looked like when it was hanging up for critique... that and the one on the bottom (far right) is supposed to be flipped 180 degrees.
Now every year when fall rolls around, I always find myself walking with my eyes searching through the leaves on the ground for that perfect leaf. Clove and I went on a walk while Cora was napping and I took the extra baby-free time to collect a couple leaves, remember my days in art school, and snap some pictures.