Inspired by nature and craft… I’m wondering what beeswax and wool can do together.
Oh my. I finally made it over to Big Huge Labs and their Mosaic Maker. What a fun, fun toy. I’ve been meaning to do this forever, and just hadn’t gotten around to it. They also have a tool that generates a WordPress header image. Whoo Hoo! I am so NOT a techie, that I love it when other (brilliant) people come up with tools like this that take the headache out of trying to do something infuriatingly mind boggling fun on the computer.
Anyway. I’ve been gathering dreamy, natural-form photos on Flicker, and I love seeing them together like this. Inspiring, indeed.
1. 20090110_0109_4, 2. La belle Astrance…avril 2006, 3. …, 4. …, 5. …, 6. …, 7. Dried Seeds, 8. Untitled, 9. the shot of the day., 10. Untitled, 11. dry, 12. Bokeh Flowers, 13. Untitled, 14. Untitled, 15. secret garden of Princess thorn, 16. pass over the hedge of thorns, 17. come feel the sun, 18. We Apologize For This Interuption, 19. frost, 20. …, 21. Untitled, 22. i was thinking about hundertwasser, 23. –, 24. Untitled, 25. Nostalgia
Gorgeous, isn’t it?
This was one of my birthday presents this summer, a gift from my mother and father in law who live in Bonny Doon. We think it is a Jay nest. The interior is earth, and it is quite large, with a very architectural feel- as if it was built, rather that woven, like many of my other nests. It was attached to something (the house? A tree?) on the side that is not there.
I want to share, today, a couple of other artists who work with nature imagery. I love their work- take a few moments to click on the links and enjoy some stellar artwork. The first is Emily Clawson, who’s painting was hanging next to mine in the “Translucent” show in San Francisco this summer. Her seed pod work and wing series are my favorites- the wing series is especially ephemeral, with enlarged patterns of dragonfly wings drawn with graphite and then transfered onto the wax. The second is Sharon Beals . I first encountered her work in Farley’s coffee house in San Francisco (kick-ass chai). I was blown away by her photos of nests, and am still scheming about how to get my hands on a print for my own walls. They are so beautiful, with velvety blacks and the nests absolutely glowing on German etching paper. Go take a look.
Enjoy your Sunday!