Friday, December 10, 2010
More items for the holiday craft shows.
These pressed flower bookmarks are done on backgrounds that I created either while paper marbling or painting silk.
Luggage ID tags. These are another new item for me. Thank you Jacki Harrington for the idea, and information. These are her idea, that she kindly shared with me.
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Accomapnied by friends and fellow World Wide Pressed Flower Guild Members the trip started in Beijing. While there we toured The Forbidden City, The Great Wall, Ming Tombs, and the Imperial Palace. We attended a tea ceremony, which surprisingly had us laughing to the point of tears, watched silk being made, saw jade being carved, and had our names carved in stamps. We shopped. Our mission : to find found great art, art supplies, papers and books, jade jewelry and gifts. Mission Accomplished !
Our long days of walking and walking ended with great meals like Peking duck that actually came with a serial number, and a Traditional Hot Pot feast.
The weather wasn't too cooperative during our visit to the Great Wall, but I managed to climb pretty high.
Steps of the Great Wall
Amazing to see and climb, not to mention a great workout!
Inside The Forbidden City: so much art and history.
From Beijing we flew to Guangzhou for the conference. There was work to be done, and fun to be had.
Judging the competition was difficult with so many great entries. It is however a job I was honored to do.
Teaching at the conference was fun. The students and members, from several different countries, were fun and quick learners.
We made the newpapers every day during the conference, here are some links:
We laughed, we learned, met old friends and new members. We even played in a chemistry lab.
On the last day of the conference we had a field trip. One stop was this beautiful street in Guangzhou.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
The swallowtail caterpillars continue to grow in masses .
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
sweet potato vine and cosmos to create the "meadow" and butterfly.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
This is also a Black Swallowtail larva, in an older stage than the small black ones.
He's hiding there, knowing he is not allowed in the garden!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
When I finally decided to do a collage, things went together more easily.
I made cups from leaves, flowers and hand made papers.
I added trim, flowers, words and more. I kept adding until I was happy with the result:
"Cafe' Brandi" - A Pressed Flower Coffee Collage!