i have been keeping artist journals since the year 2000. i fill 1-2 journals each year. so, i now have about 30 of them. on occasion, i will rifle through old journals looking for something. most recently i was looking to gather up all the 5 year plans steve and i have written together in our 30 years of marriage. i want to take them to France with me in two weeks, and review them. see what i can learn from them. anyway, whenever i page through my journals like that, odd bits fall out. business cards. menus. napkin notes. illustrations by the kids. and, maybe most often, pressed botanicals. here is the “fallout” from today’s search. it’s pure chance that the textures and colors play so nicely together. a slightly faded glory. more glory than faded, i would say.