All my life I have been inspired by color. In my home, my clothes, in nature. As October arrives I think of orange, the color of harvest and the color of joy. Think of all the beautiful colors of the fall leaves celebrating the season! As I thought about orange, I immediately thought of the bright, joyful Chinese lanterns. I love their color and shape. I used this as inspiration for the cover of my fourth quarter traveler's notebook planner. After using gesso to prepare the kraft cover, I painted layers of acrylic paint until the yellows and oranges blended to my delight. I added white to accent areas of light and make my lanterns come to life!