Taking a closer look, and knowing that I would be creating an artwork with an Autumn theme, I focused on the colorful spectacle we were observing as we traveled north. I took lots of photos, collected leaves, walked through the brilliant vegetation and imagined how I would express this splendor with fabric, paint and stitch. Taking in the view from afar and looking closer too, I felt the space and depth in the landscape. The distant vistas were dappled with subtle color and then transitioned to saturated hues in the vegetation close by. As the cool verdant greens of summer waned, the warm reds, oranges, yellows, and pinks of autumn crept in. Repetition of parallel lines and radiating line patterns prevailed, creating harmony and interest in natures design.