lundi 27 mars 2017

Sunny monday

Bright sun and warmth on the hills, a day like this is a gift. I worked in the garden this morning, a lot of cleaning to do at this time. Flowers blooming everywhere one looks.
White violets.

My favorite photos are close-ups, especially close-ups of the hearts of flowers and the complicated heart of hellebores fascinate me i acknowledge.

This camellia, perfect mandala.

I can't resist to share this quote from Eckhart Tolle :"Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature. The first recognition of beauty was one of the most significant events in the evolution of human consciousness." E.Tolle  A New Earth

I realized recently that i never showed you the stamps i make with foam, they are very easy to do  and i use them in many works.
I first draw my pattern on paper then transfer it on the foam with tracing paper. I cut the pattern out  and lastly glue it down on foamboard.

I don't create only animals or vegetal stamps. I like to make abstract patterns too.

I use them a lot in an altered book where i express my love of animals and nature.

If you want to give a try at handmade stamps, mixed media artist Tracy Bunkers published an excellent book  some years ago: "Print and Stamp" 52 ideas for handmade, upcycled print tools"
where she shows how to print and stamp with ordinary stuff we have at hand: rubber bands, garden knilling cushion,paper clips... My next step in creating handmade stamp is to teach myself how to carve them. More to come!

I send  you peaceful thoughts friends, may you be well and at ease. Namasté

4 commentaires:

  1. I can't believe you're so far into the season that you have flowers! especially since we have just had a round of snow and freezing rain. A little purple crocus that bloomed the day before is buried underneath though so we know spring is coming. Your shots are exquisite.
    Delighted as well by the ingenuity of your mounted foam stamps and the charming images you made.
    Gardening and creating- what could be better!
    peace x

    1. The temperatures here are generally mild but this year i think we feel the effects of climat change more than usual.I come back from a walk wearing just a sweat-shirt when , at this time of year, we usually still wear winter clothes.But perhaps is it just a warm parenthesis.
      Many ideas for new stamps, a new batch coming soon!Thank you for your kind words my dear, i wish you a sunny week end, be well!

  2. This makes me miss the west coast! We are having our first spring here in Maine and it is about 20 degrees below normal for this region, so it has been a cold March, with some warmer temps hopefully coming soon. I do miss having flowers and leaves in March, I will admit. I like that quote too-thanks for sharing.

    1. I can understand that after so much snow and cold you yearn for flowers and some sun and the animals will appreciate some warmth too!Sending my best thoughts your way Katherine!