Wednesday, April 27, 2011
something very strange happened!
today i decided to press my flower in a different way...with a hammer!...
i wanted to do some quick cards and i hadn't done any flower pounding in awhile, so today was the day!:-)
but, something very strange happened!...i happily tapped away with my hammer...peeled the paper towels back...started to scrape away the leftover botanical material...and realized that the pounding was turning green!...bright green!...i sprinkled some of the freshly picked blooms on the background of the pounded flowers, so you can compare...
how odd!...but, kinda kool:-)
any ideas about why this happened?:-)
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
pressed flowers, insomnia and birds!:-)
i couldn't sleep last night!...my head was full!...of thoughts, ideas, things to do, things that hadn't been done, this and that and round and round...so, i got up!...
three in the morning, the house is quiet, i make a pot of coffee and think about what to do while i'm up...seems like it might be a good time to play flowers!:-)
lately i have been challenging myself by choosing a random envelope of flowers and making something with whatever happens to be inside...this has turned into a grand adventure and many new flower folks and flower critters have been born:-)
barbara has been a big inspiration to me this past week...she has been playing with colors and telling us about her initial bookmarks...initials...hmmmmmm...that reminds me of a wonderful class i took from kate years ago about initials...we made a collage of pressed flowers into an initial and it was lots of fun!:-)
hmmmmmmmm...i'll bet i could use these same techniques to do a shape!...the birds are singing, it's just beginning to get light outside...birds!:-)...i could do a bird!:-)
so, i cut out the shape of a bird's head from some beautiful autumn leaves...and then used the flowers from my random envelope to decorate her...placed on deep green fabric and surrounded with butterfly weed (thank you, pat!:-))
my bird of many colors really started my day beautifully!:-)...and that's how we got to pressed flowers, insomnia and birds!:-)