Printing shapes of plants: I was looking around for some nice shapes to do some plant printing and I found this one, I do not know the name, I have not seen it before.
Dipping the shape into some paint and then see what happens:
Some earthy tones inspired me for a small creative project. First I tore up some paper pieces and arranged them layer by layer, just playing around, adding more dark or bright tones. I started off with a square but ended up with a circle. I then glued them as a composition.
I also used some of the colors as a reference for combinations. Another fun afternoon in the studio!
This week I waited for some amazing sunsets, yes waited because it was slow going. But pretty spectacular with a golden lining...
These are all jars of plant material with water, to let the sun and warmth extract the colours. I took this photo on FLORIADE Expo, where there was a pavillion built like this. It is called Shade by Nature and is a project by the Almeerse Wolunie, a society of wool-lovers.
I liked the design, the colours, the process and the idea of finding natural colour. Inspirational...
This Tiny House was designed for the horticultural magazine Groei en Bloei, made of wood and the roofs were covered by plants. I loved this colour combination, it was all happy, fresh and bright. It can be seen at FLORIADE Expo in the Netherlands until October.
I tried to capture the colour combination with some pencils:
Are you in need of a shelter? I think we sometimes all are. The feeling to hide, to rest, to be comforted. I had this image in mind and tried to draw it.
You can find shelters in all different places:
- curled up like this drawing
- in an embrace of a person (known or unknown)
- in a physical building, like sheltering for the rain or sun
- in silence
- in the comfort of nature
- in presence of God
- in art
We need these shelters to heal and refresh.