Friday, March 02, 2007

For the Love of Nature

I was thinking about what to share with you this morning and then I remembered that I probably hadn't shown you this. Last year while I was at Artfest, I went on a nature walk and found some really interesting pieces of dried moss. Some of it was kind of lumpy in texture and then the other kind was whispy like dried grass. Unfortunately, the scan I did cannot show you the beautiful colours. The moss is the most beautiful shade of soft green. I also added a rusty brown seed pod I found. I just love how organic this looks. I don't remember where I picked up this vessel but if I ever find them again, I am going to buy several.



This was the other piece I did, using an old binder clip and a watchmaker's vial. The clip has two prongs at the back so if you had a shirt with a breastpocket, you could slip it over the edge of the pocket to wear it. I sandwiched the moss between the acetate "glass" the binder clip came with and then attached the vial to the outside.

It's interesting the kinds of art materials mother nature provides. I can't wait to go poking around again!

8 comments:

soleclaw said...

These are beautiful. So inspiring!! Nature is the finest artist.

Jane said...

Oooh! I LOVE Those IMAGES!

Ahhh! How I wish I was strolling along those beaches this year too...

SOAK it all in! ENJOY!
XoxoxoX
Jane

Kim Carney said...

that is wonderful ...

Kristen Robinson said...

What a lovely ode to your findings. I believe Stampington carries the watch vessels oh so charming aren't they.

XO
Kristen

Gina said...

Oh so neat!

lindaharre said...

What lovely little specimens! So artfully done!

Pen said...

What beautiful pieces! The pocket watch is just so inspiring, what a wonderful way to show off a special time in your life. The watch has such a wonderful, natural "feel" to it, makes you want to just hold it and gaze beneath the layers of earth! Gorgeous!

Shari Beaubien said...

These are lovely, Lelainia! Nature and her bounty never ceases to amaze, huh? Hugs, Shari