Line drawing is near and dear to my heart. The above picture is just a few of my drawings. It's my favorite form of expression, I am a doodler. When I am on the phone, I tend to make a page full of botanicals and dogs. Not sure why, but I do it mindlessly. This … Continue reading Line Drawing Inspiration
Check out this post from 3C Style! Dominique has put together outfits based on nature and I promise you will be captivated! She has inspired me to stay strong, stay stylish and I am seriously crushing on this fabulous fashion!
People are naturally drawn to the bright colors and organic look of flowers. And the view of animals often brings an Awww feeling as well. Personally, my fashion aesthetic is rooted in part in my love for nature and art. The colors and patterns of flowers and critters always inspire me new outfit ideas! When I pointed that out to Roda, from Growing Self, in a comment on her blog she replied So cool! Let’s do this. And that’s how the idea of this special project started. I was already planning to style some outfits based on Darren’s flower pictures so naturally we asked The Arty Plantsman to team with us. Another friend of ours soon joined us: Lisa, from Lismore Paper. We are the Fabulous Four.
The third wednesday of each month you will see outfits styled by me, and art from Lisa, that were inspired by Roda’s critter…
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Check out Growing Self blog. Roda captures nature's finest critters up close and personal. You don't want to miss this!
Visit the Arty Plantsman. Darren has an incredible wealth of plant knowledge and his art is out of this world. He is so inspiring!
When Fashion and Nature Collide: March 2018
This is the first of my contributions to the special collaboration announced here on the 18th. These flowers and Roda‘s critter photos have provided the inspiration for Dominique‘s styling and Lisa’s art this month. Please go and visit their own blogs and see their posts.
Iris elegantissima – photo by author
Iris elegantissima (more formally Iris iberica ssp elegantissima) is found wild in Turkey, Iran and Armenia. The classic area being in the foothills of Mount Ararat where it has been described as looking like a drift of discarded handkerchiefs where it flowers in the grass: You can see a good example at: http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-bearded-iris-iris-elegantissima-iris-iberica-ssp-elegantissima-ararat-12820999.html
Iris elegantissima is one of the Oncocyclus Irises, a group within the same section as the classic bearded Iris of gardens. It has similarly large flowers but on stems often only a few inches high.
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Fashion and Nature flow together seamlessly. I love the texture and vivid colors paired with a vintage flair that spans across decades. Timeless pieces regardless of the trend. Nature is an inspiration for my art as it is paired with elements of texture, ephemera, and pieces like lace and etchings. I also love to walk outside … Continue reading When Fashion and Nature Collide – March
I am so excited to announce a collaboration with three amazingly talented, beautiful, and beyond creative friends; Darren, TheArtyPlantsman, Dominique, 3CStyle, and Roda, Growing Self. When I was asked to create art for this project, I cannot even begin to explain how passionate and excited I am to be a part of this team. Dominique … Continue reading The Collision…March 21st
Calodracon nobilis, also known as the Cabbage Palm, Good Luck, Palm Lily. This plant makes for remarkable botanical art, but I was pleasantly surprised by this plants medicinal properties. The root placed in vinegar is used for preparation against bleeding. The leaf, in form of infusion oil, is used to treat wounds. Infusion of three … Continue reading Medicinal Plant Botanical Art
Originally, I was going to post about doodling and my favorite artist pens by Faber-Castell. Then, I ran across this Blue Pincushion (Brunonia australis) from an 1840 gardening magazine. The star shaped petals add so much texture to the drawing and I love the color. Some of the leaves had to be restored because of … Continue reading Botanical Paper