24.10.13

autumn rose






















Each autumn I find myself inspired by the autumn roses.
I love that they are still there,
made even more lovely by their beginnings of faded autumn decay.

I love the name Autumn Rose.
I think if I were to have had a little girl I would have called her Autumn Rose, is that not a lovely name?

But instead I will offer up this name, put it out there if you like, make something new.

Begun in the autumn and inspired in the most poignant way by the roses I catch glimpses of around me,
they make me take a breath,
and want to possess them in a way I cannot.


the need to rip pretty vintage papers, stick pictures and use my new washi tape,
and somehow collage together,
beautiful material and pieces of crochet has been growing for a while.

........and I wonder if I am infact one who journals?
I know I am a collector of pretty things.
and the scribbler of good advice, and I do love to remember a good quote.

so I think this journal will become a place to collect my quotes and scribblings together.
If you could see my wall of post-its, you'd understand.

and now I have a new way of typing these quotes,


........and I'm really rather happy about that. Brother de luxe is very at home here!

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My first quote will be this one by Eckhart Tolle, that I keep going back to at the moment,

"some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that a space is being created in your life for something new to emerge" 

I'm really trying to go with that.

Before October is over I must show you this months screen saver picture found on geninne's art blog. Her birds and artwork are lovely and I actually kept her December screen picture up for months. I think the same may happen with this one too. Another pink glow in my life!

Hope the autumn is going well for you,

Heather
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26 comments:

  1. A lovely, thoughtful, autumnal post, Heather. I love your collage & journal - just perfect for keeping quotes and memories.
    Hope you've enjoyed some sunshine in your part of the country today, it's been beautiful here.
    xx

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  2. Simply beautiful. The photos, the prose, a joy to read and see! Chrissie x

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  3. Dearest Heather
    What a beautiful post. I adore the idea of a little girl being called Autumn Rose, so pretty just like your collage and crochet. I too like to keep inspirational quotes nearby to lift me up in troubled days, thank you for this one x take care xox Penny

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  4. Autumn Rose is a perfectly perfect name, I agree Heather. I am soooooo jealous of your new typewriter, the colour is yummy. I really enjoyed reading your thoughts today, thank you for sharing them x

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  5. Such pretty pictures and a lovely post!! Love your sweet journal! :) Happy sweet day to you! xo Holly

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  6. Dear Heather,

    I like the name Autumn Rose very much indeed! My youngest daughter's third Christian name is Rose and I keep it close to my heart. That quote is so true. When I look back on my life I realise in retrospect,, of course, that ├ępisodes which seemed very dark did indeed with time give way to beautiful changes.

    Warmest wishes for a creative autumn to you, dear Heather.

    Stephanie

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  7. Beautiful, Heather... So much loveliness to see here...
    And thanks for linking to Geninne's Art Blog, a lovely find indeed!
    All the best, xhaafner

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  8. Really enjoyed the pictures, your typewriter is gorgeous and will surely type gorgeous things :) xx

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  9. Thank you for sharing your lovely and calm thoughts.....I love, too, Autumn Rose as a person name, but it will not match very well with our Italian surname!!!! ;oD
    xxxx Ale

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  10. Your photos look great and I like the look of your journal.

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  11. I love faded autumn roses too, really beautiful. I love your sketchbook.

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  12. A lovely post Heather. I really love the idea of a journal and even though I had one when I was younger, I haven't really managed it in recent years. I think however you have just inspired me to start one again. Such a wonderful quote by Eckhart Tolle and like you I find his words rather inspiring. There is something really beautiful about the Autumn Rose and what a pretty name it would make. xoxo

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  13. I have so enjoyed your lovely post Heather - 'Autumn Rose' is such a pretty and meaningful name - I think a rose is 'perfection' in a flower. Your typewriter looks so good sitting there and wonderful that it's usable - especially when you have such as Eckart Tolle from whom to quote; this one really resonates with me. I wish you happy journalling in the weeks and months ahead! Joy xo

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  14. I had a friend once, named Autumn Rose. I thought that was a beautiful name, as well. :-)

    I love the journal cover. What a great reminder!

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  15. What a lovely thoughtful post Heather ... I love Autumn Rose as a name and you journal couldn't be any prettier ... Bee xx

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  16. What a lovely journal....Autumn Roses are one of my favourites too....what joy this time of year brings. xo

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  17. Lovely post. Made me feel calm and serene :)

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  18. Heather the name "Autumn Rose" is absolutely gorgeous... My daughter is named "Hannah Rose" and I tell her she's my rose flower...
    I love your journal, the paper and the washi tape... so lovely and so feminine.
    I think your journal would still be a journal with bits and pieces and post it notes... even photos or clippings... whatever describes you!
    Stay dry in the up coming storm.
    I hope you have a great Sunday,
    Tammy

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  19. Another fan of autumn roses here and I'm loving your journal page :)

    I think all creative bloggers are just journallers by another name.

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  20. Oh, such gorgeous photos here! Yes, I love autumn roses, and am always astonished by how long into the autumn they continue to bloom. x

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  21. Lovely post. I think I need to jot that quote down somewhere too! Love your journal page.

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  22. Love it all... the name, the post, the journal, the photos, the cushion, the typewriter -- simply perfect!

    Beata xox

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  23. Beautiful post Heather....such pretty photos.....I love reading your posts, they are so inspiring and beautiful. I can't believe it! My new typewriter arrived this morning and it is the same colour as yours! I can't wait to try it out. I love the idea that I can type letters to my friends the 'old way. I had one similar in my childhood and never knew what happened to it so I feel quite excited that I have one now.......ohhh I will be like Miss Marple tehe I have no blog at the moment as I found that I couldn't commit to it very often. It was twocupboardsinakitchen. I have manged to make up a facebook page though and hopefully will start up the blog again some time........pop over to say hi some time. x :)

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  24. Such a pretty post, I really enjoyed it.
    Love Autumn Rose - my youngest, just turned 18, is Caitlin Rose Selina... ;)

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  25. I loved crochet cushion. Its really nice..
    love, gamze

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