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Saturday, December 20, 2014

merry christmas!

this is a montage of flowers from this past summer.
each one was lifted from a photo, and, using photoshop, positioned on a photograph i'd taken of a slate shingle.
  perhaps you recognize some of them....
you can click on the picture to make it larger.
i't would be fun to make a movie....one flower at a time in its place,
but that is a project for next year!
love to all of you, and thanks for visiting my blog!

Monday, December 15, 2014

seed pod wreath

another wreath from the spare bounty of the winter - making me very happy to go out and forage!
this is a small wreath on a bittersweet vine base measuring about 8" in diameter.
rose campion seed pods are the little bleached ones, and i bleached the nigella pods also.
then for contrast, i used the tulip-shaped siberian iris pods around the outside edge.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

dried wild rose hip wreath

another rose hip wreath made from hips gathered from the wild roses that bloom in the thicket.
i made the bittersweet vine base and enjoyed allowing the stray wild bits to do their thing. 

 yes, they are withered, but that is what they do.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

grasses of winter - a wreath


 here is a wreath made from four types of grasses.
it measures about twelve inches in diameter.