My idea of what the world experienced as "autumn" or "fall" was from the books I read as a child. I grew up in San Antonio, Texas. We don't have colorful falls here. We have gorgeous springs in years with good rains and you wouldn't believe the waves of color from wildflowers you see then in fields and roadsides. Our autumns are not spectacular.
I often saw these glorious colorful scenes and wondered what it would be like to actually experience them. Then when I was grown and married, we lived where the falls were beautiful! Still, my ideas of "fall colors" have been shaped by books.
Here are a few autumn color schemes I matched up from books I have on my shelves. The fabrics were in my stash.
|Anno's Counting Book by Mitsumasa Anno|
|The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton|
|Ox-Cart Man by Donald Hall|
|From A Year of Birds by Ashley Wolff|
|We Look and See, by Scott, Foresman and Company|
|Madeline's Rescue by Ludwig Bemelmans|
|From Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina|
Where do you get most of YOUR inspiration? (You don't really have to answer that, but it is something to think about!)
I'll see you on October 8th -my day to show my Leafs Me Happy blocks!