"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Inspiration in nature

I've been stitching on the art quilt but it's not quite ready to show you yet ... but very soon!


















Meanwhile, I got a little distracted today by these gorgeous yellow flowers. Arlee tells me they are called "hypericum perforatum"or St. John's Wort! and are natural anti-depresssants. I think that may explain my sunny nature as I used to pick these from my high chair in my Nan's garden ... anyway, they certainly are very sunny flowers


































Anyway, one thing led to another and I found this gorgeous leaf down by the cottage garden gate - it's a keeper! It has so many wonderful colours in it, I'm not sure I can do it justice with my camera but here are a couple of photos of it


















Even though it has some damage to it, I still really love it for the colours and textures














And this very pretty irridescent mother of pearl button with flowers and leaves is a very recent purchase
I don't know what I'm going to do with it yet, I just had
to have it!

6 comments:

Clevelandgirlie said...

Feeds my soul - everytime I come and take a peek.

Joei Rhode Island said...

Yummy colors....and button...All I can say is YES!!

Julie said...

Stunning colours and what a gorgeous button.

Pom Pom said...

The colors found in nature bless the soul, don't they? Beautiful photos.

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

ideas...............!

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Those flowers are beautiful. Nice photos.