Foto Art Friday – October 28, 2016
Recently, I saw a quote that spoke to how autumn was nature’s way of telling us letting go can be beautiful, or something to that effect. The sentiment, if not the exact words, stuck with me, and became the inspiration for this piece. The rainy autumn leaf was taken while wine tasting in Napa Valley, California, but it could have been a leaf taken anywhere that experiences the brilliant colors of autumn. I added in collage elements of vintage music (as sometimes a song takes on much significance during a time of loss), brushes of birds flying (as birds leave their nests every year in autumn when they migrate), and other colors of the season. I found it appropriate that the leaf was covered in raindrops, perhaps signifying the tears that comes with letting go. And, finally, the advice to simply “let go”. At times, we cannot move forward without letting go of the past.