Sunday, 10 April 2011

Another seedhead

Well a seed really from Acer Palmatum or some such. Known as a Samara or more commonly,  helicopter wings ;)
I thought I'd finished with seedheads for now until I saw my tiny Acer tree just starting to come into leaf. It's been torrential rain all week till yesterday & today it's been glorious warm sunshine & I actually had a chance to get into the garden. I remembered I had some little seeds pressed betweeen the pages of a book that I'd collected from my parents' tree last October.


Sample 1

Scuse the flash, well it was bright earlier! The seeds are stitched by hand ( & gel medium above & below for strength) to a silver metallic powder painted piece of blue paper, the like of which I've never found again. So I used it instead of keeping it 'safe' in my paper stash. There are small bits painted papers from last week all stittched onto a 'matching' piece of found fabric. I've scribbled here & there with oil pastels & oil sticks & highlighted parts of the seeds with silver wax. A few beads & lots of messy threads, delicious!


Sample 2, more of the same but different.



A small collage about 5" x 7"



& one about 10 x 6". No idea what to call them, this one is really glowing!

I haven't read any blogs the last few days so after supper I'll treat myself to a little blog hopping, lovely for a Sunday evening.

20 comments:

Su said...

I've just found your blog and I love your work. The combination of plants and textiles is lovely, just up my street!

Fabric Art said...

Emma your three collages are wonderful, love the colors and that you use really plants, great work.

Anni

Jill said...

I just love the spontaneous feel to your collages, but appreciate all the work and experience behind them.

Robbie said...

Your pieces are QUITE nice! Clicking to see enlarge view is worth the time!!

Ro Bruhn said...

Gorgeous work Emma, love then all.

Suztats said...

Wonderful collages, Emma! I love that you use real keys in your work.

Katie said...

oh wow! I love the colors you used and it's really cool how you used those helicopters! just amazing!!

Beverley Baird said...

Such lovely pieces! I so enjoy seeing what you create!
Have a wonderful week ahead!

Connie Rose said...

I just love these little pieces, Emma!

bois-fleurie said...

They are just beautiful, I love the blue background, and the way it shows up the other colours.

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Nice work Emma. The staining of the paper and fiber is quite lovely. I know exactly what you mean about keeping a piece of paper safe in your stash, such funny attachments we make to our materials. xox Corrine

Jensters said...

Emma they are all so wonderful you have been busy.

suziqu's thread works said...

Emma these look absolutely FANTASTIC - Just love them and using what is out in your garden -
oh that appeals to me. I used an old rose I found in a herbal book which I had put there some 15 years ago. It was so exciting!
These colours work so well together and would look lovely in a journal.
Hugs, Suzy

Jenxo said...

emma these are beautiful, i particularly love the first one....

maggi21 said...

More lovely pieces. I do like the way the introduction of the terracotta colour makes the turquoise glow.

Linda said...

I love seeing what you've been up to Emma .....and these are VERY nice! I'm really keen on the idea of using organic materials, paper and fabric all together.
Keep on inspiring us!

Parabolic Muse said...

So organic and pretty. the beads really work.

LauraX said...

these are lovely Emma...you are so creative!

Heavens2Betsy said...

These are just gorgeous! All seeds are special aren't they? I have a stash of them waiting to be used. If only i could stitch.... sigh. Penny

Chloe said...

Hi Emma, thank you for taking a look at my blog :) I shall definitely be revisiting yours, I loved this work with seedheads, particularly the last piece, the colours are very appealing :)