I lay amongst the autumn leaves... by linmarie

I lay amongst the autumn leaves... by 


a layered composition self portrait from 2 of my own photos.. used pse 8

the poem below I wrote on 11/08/2010 …almost 2 years ago to date…… about a lonely autumn tree… now this suits what I am truly feeling.. about me… on this date 09/18/2012.. for I love the forest and autumn.. it is my favorite place to be.. when I need to reflect and think…

I am hanging on to my autumn coat…..

standing all alone
in my autumn coat
auburn leaves
identify me

first snow has come
fallen soldiers
around me lie
resting now as should I

soon I will be covered
in a blanket of white
i am told not to be scared
it will insulate my young life

spring will bring warmth
enough too shed my coat
it will be time for a new color
green will be the new look

I will grow a few inches more
under the canopy of love
my elders, the pines and maples
that tower from above

they will protect me
through out the rain and shine
wrap their limbs around me
during windstorms that blind

when no one else is listening
unless you are one with us
you will hear my lessons from them
blowing in the wind gusts

the rustle of their leaves
the sway of their branches
as they express themselves
all parents have lessons

so fear for me not
next season I will be here
and waiting for your visit
to admire my new veneer!

write written by linmarie-11/08/2010
original page of poem with the tree

I am a self taught artist and have drawn and painted since I could hold crayons or a pencil in my hands..
My brain is an attic filled with treasures yet to be explored or recreated.. I am a Veteran,a wife, a mom, a grandmother, a sister, a daughter and a teacher!!! My pallet is full of life, color and energy.. I hope you will see and feel that in all of my artwork.

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  • linmarie
    linmarieover 2 years ago


  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 2 years ago

    Isn’t it amazing how our past lives on in the present. This is indeed an awesome write written for this day in your life. You have come a long way into your healing already. May the days ahead bring you the peace you so richly deserve.

  • I agree, when I was creating this piece JR.. all of a sudden I remembered that little poem and like the little tree.. it also fit me right now and how I am feeling and how my life is changing from one season to the next.. thank you for your love and support.. it means so very much to me!

    – linmarie

  • Linda Lees
    Linda Leesover 2 years ago

    19 September 2012

  • thank you very much Linda for the acceptance into this fine group!

    – linmarie

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanover 2 years ago

    This is very unique, i love how your blend several pictures together…. this is very impressive. Just want you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers…. but, you seem to be handling things very well…. hugs!

  • thanks sis.. I have been practicing doing layering affects with my photos in the pse 8 program.. I find it tricky ,, but enjoy giving it a toss around.. teeheee… and love you for the prayers and hugs.. ♥

    – linmarie

  • CanyonWind
    CanyonWindover 2 years ago

  • thank you so very much Pops!

    – linmarie

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago


  • thanks so much Liz.. its fun playing around with the layering techniques in photography..now if I could just get my groove back for traditional painting.. ahhhhhhhhhhhh,, winter is coming soon.. hopefully I will get the mood..

    – linmarie

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago


  • thank you very much my friend♥

    – linmarie

  • labaker
    labakerover 2 years ago

    brilliant idea for an image, and lovely poem XXX

  • thank you very much my friend♥

    – linmarie

  • Robin Monroe
    Robin Monroeover 2 years ago

    wonderful image and a beautiful poem:)

  • thanks so very much Robin♥

    – linmarie

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynover 2 years ago


  • ahhhhhhhhhhhh,, hugs and kisses back sweet Guendalyn♥

    – linmarie

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