After doing such a tight and controlled page like "Refresh & Renew" that I showed in my previous blog post, I needed to let loose!
I started with free association writing, which is how I always start, then added white acrylic paint and started drawing whatever came to me with a charcoal pencil. I added some white and black gesso and the leaf images became the dominant image.
I wasn't sure why, so I looked up the meaning of the leaf. Some of the words that came up were hope, sadness, revival, truth, growth, healing, decay, renewal. All of these words really resonated with me, so I added them.