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November’s Notebook of Flowers and Farewell to Fall!

Notebook-Flowers-Cahiers-Nov2014November’s here Today and Gone Tomorrow! And Gone all the Beauty of Fall whizzing by… My November “Notebook of Flowers” shows a Falling Leaf and bouquets of Ilex berries, Autumn Roses, Hydrangeas, Red Anemones and Tulips in Autumnal Rustic Reds, Browns and Oranges….

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a Fall Bouquet in the studio….

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a quick but large sketch of 22″ X 30″… showing a light touch…. inspired by all my Fall Travels!

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Fall’s cornucopias of gourds and pumpkins, and squashes and corn…..

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Bushels of Thanksgiving Bounty….

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Abound in landscaping everywhere as a last hurrah before winter!!!

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And especially the Chrysanthemums brought my eyes a feast of colors…

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Chrysanthemums caught my fancy this fall…. they were everywhere in beautiful big mounds!!

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and mounds!….

 

 

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and  mounds!

 

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and mounds!!!

 

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and mounds! …..as Inspiration for my Notebook of Flowers pages!…..

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Grapes, pumpkins, chrysanthemums!

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Oranges and Purrples

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Purples and Oranges….

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Pots and pots and…..

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Pots of Chrysanthemums in the Plaza by the 5th Avenue Apple Store….

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An explosion of Mums wherever you go!

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overflowing in pots or …..

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in front of the Hampton LIbrary, Bridgehampton

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and in flower beds decorating NYC apartment buildings’ properties.

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They say that Chrysanthemums are the last flower of Autumn… They are right!

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My October Notebook of Flowers! Looking for Chrysanthemums everywhere, I found them also at

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The Rockefeller Estate, Kykuit, in Sleepy Hollow, a place I finally visited, featuring extraordinary views and

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a modern art collection including decorative glass sculpture by Tiffany,  gorgeous “Mum” landscaping,

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A Rockefeller Garden in late Autumn, a Fall Finale to gardens everywhere until Spring!

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but not a goodbye to Fall Chrysanthemums!as they are my featured flower in

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 my October Notebook of Flowers/ Cahiers de Fleurs……I decided to paint flower and nature studies and share them with you in a notebook journal style for purchase on Etsy…..Each month I will paint a few pages of art in journal style and create reproduction prints on watercolor paper (8.5″ x 11″) and send them to you…. Available by Single Months or as  a 12-month Subscription. Choose a vertical single image or a double page spread format. Available now on Etsy. Original Art Watercolors will be available for sale soon on Etsy too.

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November features Autumn Bouquets! “Notebooks of Flowers” Watercolor Prints can make great gifts….thinking ahead to December!   Savor the beauty of monthly watercolors of gardens, flowers and nature in “Notebooks of Flowers”  from GardenSpiritsNY!  Farewell to Fall and  Greetings to “Notebooks of Flowers”!

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