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Fall Musings

 Finally, found a little bit of time to participate in Chris' All Kinds of Weather Theme at **Art*Journal*Journey.   I decided to do a nice and calm Fall Day - just cool enough for a light coat and hat. 

The background was painted super fast and sloppy, but I think that it makes a cool backdrop for the fun words that were included in one of the ArtStack collections I recently purchased. It fits me - I can always find something else do other than what I am supposed to be doing.  I am sure I am not the only one. 

I normally love to go outside during Fall because it is way too hot here in the Summer, but this year I have stayed in more.  Why?  Four recent snake sightings - all different types.   Hope you are enjoying your weather wherever you happen to be. 




  1. love your artsy background with the trees and the path, great journal page.

    I'd stay in if there were snakes around :)

  2. Good evening, I love your painting-journal page. when we lived at the woods house I didn't mind the non poisonous snakes as they allot of rodents etc but the copperheads-yikes they were scary if close to the house

  3. Great journal page Nancy and is awesome for a page done fast and sloppy. You are so talented. Great saying. I’m a big procrastinator. Snakes….yep they are out here too. I avoid places where they are. Have a great week. Hugs jx

  4. Snakes would keep me inside too. Eeeks. I am loving your fall page, and your quick painting looks fantastic. And nice quote too. There is always so many things to do and not enough time, so life does end up being pick and chose, doesn't it? Thanks so much for sharing this with us at AJJ. It is a beauty and fits Chris' challenge perfectly. Have a great week. Hugs-Erika

  5. It's a beautiful Autumn scene Nancy!
    Keep safe!

  6. A super page Nancy, you have created a fabulous scene for your fun words.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  7. Ooh! Snakes! I think I would be keeping much to myself and not enjoying walking if there were snakes around my area. Hope they catch them soon.
    Lovely page in your Journal and yes, I can relate to that quote, so easily. I do like the background you have painted, the way you have painted the trees is so effective. A real delight.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  8. A fantastic autumnal page for Chris's theme at AJJ, thank you for linking with us Nancy.
    I don't think I would walk any where if there were snakes about. Stay safe.

  9. Love the quote.....true of course! I love the thought of walking in this wood, hopefully snake free. Hugs, Chrisx

  10. Fabulous card! And I can relate to that sentiment!
    I have enjoyed the fall weather this year...lots of nice days my way (except was chilly outside) But for several days this past month it was warm enough for me to craft on my front porch. It was wonderful. I don't like being on display...where anyone going by could see me...but it is a crafter's dream. The weather was nice so I wasn't stuck in the house and I could be doing somthing that I love to do the most...and there was so much light to do my card making.
    Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments you have been leaving on my cards they are so appreciated. Hope all is fine with you and your family...Blessings, Jill

  11. So true —procrastination rules!
    best… mae at

  12. A beautiful Autumn scene Nancy!
    Hope those snakes don't hang around too long!


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