These botanical/biological drawings are rather intriguing to me, as I ponder early life forms that weren't quite plant and weren't quite animal...at least I don't think so....clearly my science background is weak, so I'm going to do some investigating. I'm not interested in copying nature exactly, but using natural forms as a springboard...I've never been one to work directly from "life" as it were, always preferring to make something brand new from my imagination. And yet....I'm suddenly dying to have a microscope!!! I checked online for kid's microscopes, but almost every review talked about how awful they were and that you really couldn't see anything, not to mention that they broke right away. Don't know how I'll get my hands on a "real" one, but it's on my list of things to pursue.
Also, on my list of things to pursue is a sewing machine...I'm going up to Sioux Falls tomorrow to do some investigating and research. I certainly don't want to give up stitching by hand, but there are many avenues I'd like to pursue that I can't really get serious about because some of it would really require a sewing machine. I haven't used a sewing machine since I was in junior high school (I was one of those inept young ladies who ran the needle through my finger!)....watch out!!
Botanical Specimen no.6
This little specimen has a lot of tiny stitching on it, which makes it look kind of lace-like. The found text reads: "found under the roots of the oak tree"....who in the world knows what it is!!!???
I do like this little book page...just so simple...
Page From The Book Of Planting
I know I'm itching to get planting in the garden....hoping the snow and cold weather is over, but around here if you bring up the ideas of spring being right around the corner this early, people are quick to tell you that March is our snowiest month. I just don't know where they get that....it might snow, but then it warms up right away and disappears, as happened this week. I do hope, however, that we've seen the last of it! I should have several new pieces to show you on Monday....hoping everyone has a good weekend.
Welcome to the new followers....all of whom I think came over from Seth Apter's blog...Seth was the highlighted artist yesterday for the Made By Hand feature!