I spent my childhood raking leaves, oh and jumping in them! I never thought about making art with them until I saw this page of a scalloped line made of fall leaves featured in Land Art in Town: Simple Inspiration Through the Seasons.
I will definitely be trying this as soon as the leaves start to turn here in SoCal. Hey, if you try it send a picture or post it on Facebook. I would love to see!
More about the Frances Lincoln book:
by Marc Pouyet
In town, it is sometimes hard to remember that the natural world is all around us. Here are over one hundred simple, playful, inspiring pieces of land art made with easily found natural materials, in a city setting. For anyone who wants to step outside the urban whirl for a moment of creativity, for families and for educators, Land Art in Town is a rich source of inspiration, a reminder that beneath the concrete, there is the beach.
Marc Pouyet trained as a graphic designer at the Corvisart School of Graphic Arts in Paris. He has worked as a graphic artist and children's illustrator, and artistic director at the children's publishers Nathan and Ravensburger. As well as producing land art and sculptures using natural materials, he runs workshops in schools and community centers for children and adults. He lives in Saint-Maurice-pres-Crocq, France. His first book Natural: Simple Land Art through the Seasons is also published by Frances Lincoln.