Category Archives: art from natural objectsImage
Today we made flower mandalas
Little Miss M aged 4, with Granny taking orders and happy to be the artist’s assistant.
Master R, who wanted to make an edible mandala
Miss E, aged 9
Joining in with Cathy and the international Monday Garden Party that is ‘In a Vase on Monday’.
The beautifully painted leaves on The Green Dragonfly today prompted me to find the photos of the leaf doodling I did on Nevis.
I never did discover the name of the plant this leaf came from, it grew near the sea.
Each morning I would create little arrangements on the table on the veranda
I can’t stop arranging things – even the loose tiles in the swimming pool could not escape
…….. a coral collection
some of which I doodled on wondering if they would combine with a seahorse to make little hanging decorations
What do you think?
This is so beautiful, I just had to share it from: http://alisaburke.blogspot.co.uk
plain grey pelican
diving into the shallows
small fry for breakfast
Joining in with Ronovan’s weekly Haiku Challenge, prompts PLAIN and FAST
combining it with our One-a-Week Photo prompt for this week of BIRD.
Cathy and I compiled the list for the year, just for fun. Join in as and when you like using new or archive blog posts. We love to see your take on the subjects – always a fascinating variety. Leave a link in the comments to be included in the Round-up.
My daughter and her family (Miss E, Master R, Little Miss M and Mr.M) went on holiday last week. To welcome them home I made this little cameo, which is photographed in my hall before I took it to their house.
Joining Cathy for her worldwide garden party held every Monday over at Rambling in the Garden.
I used hebe, hazel, primrose, succulents and this flower spike from a laurel
A few empty snail shells were put in the corner as Little Miss M loves snails – when she was 2 she collected them and made houses for them.
In the early 1990s I worked at Dansel , a bespoke woodworking Gallery. If you are ever in Dorset it is well worth a visit. It was a wonderful place to work and very tempting. I am lucky enough to have a few pieces from those days. Each piece was signed by the maker. The mirror frame was made by Simon Teed.
If you would like me to pick a card for you, let me know in the comments.
The picture you can see in the mirror is a piece of felt I made at a workshop run by Di Pattinson a few years ago.
I can highly recommend her workshops.
The piece was immediately pinned to a canvas painted with acrylic paint mixed with sand and there it sits – I always intended to do more to it but now I think I like it as it is. I could fix the pins at the back with Sugru.The diamond weaving hanging below it was made for me by Miss E for my birthday. She knows my favourite colours! Orange and pink together always a winner!
Maybe, I could fix it on to the painting ……. hmmmm ….. ….
I’ll leave for a while….. I think I like it ….. what do you think?
growing and playing
One of the things I love doing most with my grandchildren is sowing seeds and sharing in their wonder as they see the seedlings appear. The top right picture is of some double sided sellotape laid on paper for sticking collage material on. Click any photo to see it larger.
Our Photo Challenge prompt this week = SEED
Ronovan’s Haiku Challenge prompts = SECRET and BURN.
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