This one requires little explanation (click for larger version). I will say that this is a pretty exact portrait of a real red maple leaf, and I was psyched that I managed to draw it to touch the border at all of it's tips on the first attempt. Our youngest couldn't believe I hadn't traced the leaf, which he saw lying beside the finished drawing.
And so the ephemeral (the leaf is long ago curled up, browned, and in some wet heap up in the mountains) is made permanent, passing through me on the way. I really like that aspect of drawing.
Drawn on deep pink circular card stock. Gotta get more of that.
PS - I wrote this post back in mid October, and then never published it. So it's late, now, with all the winter weather hitting the Midwest and Northeast... And I DID get more of this pink stock.