With the warm glow of Autumn sweeping over the landscape, the grand yellow maple leaves captured my attention with both their size and colour! The abundance of this variety of maple also inspired me. Everywhere I looked, were these beautiful trees laden in golden leaves, laying them at my feet, like a blessing. Before I knew it I had handfuls, forming leaf bouquets. The yellow is so bright and happy I just had to work with them. In the process of making this leaf crown, I was inspired by the drape, and the way the leaves layered, they wanted to be so much more than a crown, they wanted to be a cape or wings! I love how materials and medium ‘speaks’ and one process leads to another. This crown was made with fallen leaves, ground collected. I bound them into a crown right away using household string. I have used this process numerous times now, for another look at my string and leaf binding, you may like to see this fresh green violet leaf crown.