Joining Rambling in the Garden
Question: If you were from another planet looking down at the Earth and saw a globe struggling with pollution, war, famine and the lack of resources given to health and social care……..How would you feel about seeing so much time and energy (and money) being sent up into an already struggling atmosphere for a few moments of transient beauty?
I make a plea for those resources to be redirected into our hospitals, giving homes to the homeless, preventing conflict, paying more to our carers and more scientific research into clean technology.
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Of course, with all of my heart, I wish you all a very happy New Year, bringing health and happiness to you and your families.
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I also wish for a raised awareness to come like an asteroid into our collective consciousness, otherwise our future is too bleak to contemplate.
I have created 3 shell Christmas trees and I’m wondering if one of these designs would make a good Christmas/ Winter Solstice/ Seasonal Celebration card…..
Do you think they would make good cards?
If so, which one? I can’t decide.
Number One: White Tree
Number Two: with Red Berries
Number Three: Swarovski Crystal Green Hearts
The cards would not have the watermark on them when printed. They would be blank inside, with my name a web address on the back.
I will be giving away 3 cards each to 3 entrants (names pulled out of a hat) and will post them anywhere in the world.
To enter you must
- be a follower of my blog – sign up in the link top right if you are not already following.
2. Let me know, in the comments, which tree you like the best
3. Let me know if you would like to be entered in a Giveaway.
You can enter anytime up until my birthday on 11th November.
The result of the Giveaway will be announced on or around the 15th November and the cards will be sent as soon as they have been printed.
As you can see I’m learning even more new terms.
The honeysuckle in my garden is having a second flush of blooms and the scent is heavenly in these sunny Autumn days. It inspired this Flat Lay piece of Assemblage art which includes a few verbascum blooms and birch leaves.
And did you know about Knolling ……… no? Nor me ….until I was enlightened by Instagram
knolling is “the process of arranging like objects in parallel or 90 degree angles as a method of organization”.
I’m so fascinated by the markings on these leaves
Yellow and grey are In!
(Mini birch forest)
Yesterday’s spiral of leaves were drying out but still looking gorgeous enough to adorn with some Marigold petals and Honeysuckle
Oh! Ah! Oooo! the morning dew on Marigolds!!!!!! I’m just loving this Autumn.
I’m not a fan of yellow flowers in the garden as a rule, but couldn’t you just dive into this buxom bloom.
Why not add some honeysuckle berries
I did 3 hours of digging in my garden yesterday in the Battle Against Bamboo (and bindweed!) So I could enjoy some guilt free playtime with petals and leaves.
A Flat Lay extravaganza!
Not In a Vase, but all from my garden, I am once again joining in the IAVOM Garden Party this week.
Posted in art from natural objects, garden, Vase on Monday
Tagged assemblage art, Autumn, birch leaves, flat lay, honeysuckle, In a Vase on Monday, knolling, leaves, marigold, spiral, verbascum, yellow and grey
Posted in art from natural objects, garden
Tagged Autumn, birch, birch leaves, Fall, flat lay, liquid amber, maple, Silent Sunday, spiral, spiral of leaves, sunset, sycamore
I’m learning all sorts of new terms through Instagram hashtags. I had no idea that arranging things like this had a name – it is called ‘Flat Lay’ apparently. I have done this ever since I was a kid – I just love arranging things, now I have a proper grown-up name for it.
Joining in with Cathy for In a Vase on Monday.
Posted in art from natural objects, daisies, garden, Vase on Monday
Tagged amalanchier leaves, assemblage art, assemblage art with natural materials, Aster, autumn colours, Autumn leaves, design, Fall colours, flat lay, In a Vase on Monday, leaves, liquid amber leaves, nasturiums