Since visitors for the first PopUp-Tearoom at my house this fall will mainly celebrating a birthday I had to come up with the appropriate placemat for the table decoration. I went through a lot of stationary material for inspiration. I am far from perfect of drawing something from scratch (especially living things) but with a little inspiration I am quiet good in modifying it for my own purpose. So after a rough overview sketch, I made a hand drawing and did the coloring in the computer afterwards. Whilst doing this, I got more and more comfortable with fall colors and I think I have finally accepted that summer moved on.