Sunday, 28 February 2016

Bringing Nature Into Your Home

I love to decorate our home with items we find in nature. Every Sunday I’m going share one of these arts and crafts projects with you. I hope some of these ideas inspire you to bring nature into your home.
Week 1: Dried flowers, grasses and seed pods in a wooden vase.
The next time you're out walking in the forest, park or your garden, gather a variety of items that are beautiful to you. It's amazing what you can find in the middle of winter. I try to gather a mix of colors and textures. I'm also drawn to anything with a unique shape. I made this vase out of an old beaver chew log but you can display your items in anything you have or find. Have a great week!



Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Land Art Challenge

Each week I'll head out into the forest to create art with the materials I encounter such as rocks, sticks, ice, leaves, soil and water. I will take a picture of this temporary artwork and share it with you here on Tuesday. It would be fun if some of you joined me in this process and shared your pictures in the comments. Here is my first picture. 


Saturday, 20 February 2016

Roots

I love the way the roots of a tree grow around rocks in the soil, creating unique curves in the wood. A few years ago there was a flood in the Bow Valley and many trees were uprooted and left lying on the riverbanks. As I looked closer at these trees I saw new trees within their tangled roots. I gathered some of my favorite roots and turned them into Wintertree candle holders. I was out early this morning gathering more.
Whimsical Wintertree
Goddess Wintertree
 

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Winter painting

The unseasonably warm weather was calling me outside to paint this morning. There's still quite a bit of snow on the ground but I managed to make it work.



Sunday, 14 February 2016

I See

I see trees in roots
Mountains on branches
A sunrise on birch bark
Art in nature





Saturday, 13 February 2016

Glad you could join me

I started this blog because I want to bring you with me into the forests, mountains and wild places that inspire me to create art. These are places where my creative energy soars and I feel most connected to the earth. These are the places where I gather resources, dream up new ideas and create with nature. These are the places where I feel joyful.