Broken tiles

August 31st, 2009 Comments 0

Found old broken tiles and glass buried in the earth.

broken tiles mandala 650

Used with red, oranges and pinks.

broken tile red detail 650

It’s like a tree of life.

broken tile mandala whole 650

Garden

August 30th, 2009 Comments 0

So much beauty in the sun.

sun in white flowers 650

Strange compositions.

rake and petal 650

Sunbathing opportunities.

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Crab apple line

August 21st, 2009 Comments 0

I showed my brother my blog after making this, (but before posting this), and he said “oh, you should go and see the line the crab apples have fallen in, they follow the branch exactly”.  Tee hee.

crab apple line 650I wish crab apples were as tasty as they look.

Blackberry spiral

August 18th, 2009 Comments 0

blackberries 650

blackberry spiral 650They look almost too good to eat.  But not quite.

Growing Mandala

August 17th, 2009 Comments 0

It does it all by itself.

tile moss 650

From beginning to end

August 17th, 2009 Comments 0

I took a picture at every stage of making this.  My feelings about it changed from pleasure to displeasure, to pleasure again.

1. Sawdust

sawdust 1

2. Organise

sawdust 2

3. Crab Apples

sawdust 3

4. Geranium petals and jasmine flowers

sawdust 4

5. Twigs and grass

sawdust 5

6. Destroy!

sawdust 6

7. Wipe clean

sawdust 7

I don’t think there was a point where it was ‘finished’.  It’s just a process.

Kew

August 14th, 2009 Comments 0

Wonderful day in Kew.  So much there.

I loved the senses garden, and I stopped there for a while…

kew fuschia heart 400

kew lilies 500

I love alpine flowers.  Inside the alpine greenhouse was one of the most incredible flowers, a pixelated crocus:

kew crocus 650

A bee posed for me:

kew bee 650

I can’t wait to go back!

Tomato Heart

August 13th, 2009 Comments 0

We had a lot of tomatoes, an unopened shop packet, and then a delivery from a wonderful gardener; tomatoes of all shapes and sizes.  So we decided to make tomato soup.  First time I’ve ever made it.  I poured boiling water over about 15 large tomatoes, then peeled the skin off. It was a wonderful sense experience, I recommend it just for the feeling in your fingers.

As I had enjoyed the skins so much…

tomato heart 650

I didn’t plan the size of the heart, but the skins fit perfectly.

tomato heart with tomatoes 550

Tree seeds

August 11th, 2009 Comments 0

As I was laying these down, a man asked me if I was going to eat them afterwards.  He thought they were pringles.

tree seed pods

Carnival ‘S’

August 3rd, 2009 Comments 0

I didn’t go to the carnival with my dragon, but I did make something that reminded me of carnival in some inexplicable way.

carnival s 650

Here are some details:

carnival fire 650

It was windy, so I couldn’t get the petals to lie in an orderly fashion.  Which is wholly appropriate.

carnival detail 600

pea carnival

That’s a pea in the bottom right corner.

This was just fun to make, to appreciate bright flowers, and feel good.

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