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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

He who plants a tree, plants a hope.

He who plants a tree
Plants a hope.
Lucy Larcom
Hello to my wonderful blog friends!  I thought I would share with you a collage I finished the other day.  I made it by first coating a board with wall putty and when the putty was dry, I painted it with watercolor for the trunk, the grass and the background.  I like using a variety of shades when I do this.  Then I used colored pencils (also in various shades) to outline the tree trunk and grass, and to put swirls in the background.  I love how the colored pencils bring out the texture of the wall putty.

Then I got some book paper and colored a few pages in various shades of green, purple, aqua, fuschia, yellow orange and blue.  When the book paper was dry, I cut out the leaf and fruit shapes, trying to find nice words on the page.  Some of the leaves and fruits have words like love, time, truth, God, heart, teach, prayers.  After pasting all the leaves and fruits, I decided I wanted to put in some birds (oh, you know how fond I am of birds if you've visited before).  After painting the birds, I pasted them on as well.  I plan to use this image for some of the products we make for our shop, Papemelroti.  I will add some quotations to the background (digitally) for some of the products.  Hope you like it!

That little bird has chosen his shelter.  
Above it are the stars and the deep heaven of worlds.  
Yet he is rocking himself to sleep without caring for tomorrow's lodging, 
calmly clinging to his little twig, and leaving God to think for him.
-   Martin Luther

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Beth Stone said...

This is a lovely piece! I love the swirls and the soft colors and texture. Nice job!

Janet Ghio said...

This is so pretty, It reminds me of some of the trees you see on the vintage embroidery samplers.

Jennifer Juniper said...

Hey, guess what? I forgot to announce that you are the winner of the firefly blankets gift certificate from Hope Studios' Tutorial Tuesday!

Congrats to you! If you can respond to this email with your email address I can pass it along to Firefly Blankets :)


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DeeJae said...

This is my first time to your blog. I found it through a rabbit trail of links looking for altered art, atcs, mixed media. Trees always catch me eye and your tree is beautiful. I like the Martin Luther quote too. :-) Looking forward to peeking around your blog more and seeing more of your art.


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