Thursday, March 12, 2009

Theme Thursday - Flowers

Have you ever picked up an old book and found a flower or leaf pressed between two of its pages? It doesn't happen often but when it does, I always stop and think about the person who put the flower or leaf in the book. Why did they do it? Did they pick up the flower on a walk or was it given to them by a friend or a suitor? Did they open the book to look at it every once in a while or was it forgotten to be found by someone else in years to come? This fascination with pressed leaves and flowers has inspired me to incorporate them into my artwork. I used them in this piece with a wonderful image from D.J. Pettit. This is my entry for this week's Theme Thursday challenge.

30 comments:

Kaz said...

Heather as always your artwork is beautiful and so are your words, I love reading your blog as well as checking out your awesome talent. :)

Ozstuff said...

I agree with Kaz. Your blog is so full of wonderful things - and thoughts.
Your Theme Thursday is scrumptious. Love the butterfly hat! Great work.

Lorri Lennox said...

This is beautiful, I love those colours you used. :)

Marilyn Rock said...

Gorgeous! Love the rich colors!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow wow wow wow wow Heather this very impressive. Wonderful purple creation. Love them.

RubyMay said...

This is so beautiful...I love the words. I love too that you've used real flowers.
Simply gorgeous x

vintage wil said...

As always beautiful work!great image and colors.

Buffy said...

This is just beautiful. I love your thought about the flowers in books. I never found one. I found little notes and pictures before. Which to me is always a treasure!

Harriet said...

Love it!

Gaby Bee said...

Fabulous, Heather. Love the colors you used and especially the real flowers. Really beautiful!
Gaby xo

Audrey said...

Gorgeous heather! Love the image!

ilonka said...

Beautiful card, Heather. I love the color.

Rebekah Smith said...

heather, i love this!:-)...

i'm one of those folks that's always sticking a leaf or flower in a book and sometimes i forget to get them back out when the book moves on!...i've always wondered what folks thought when they found them!:-)...it's wonderful to see you using real flowers in your work:-)

rebekah:-)

indybev said...

Beautiful use of the Petit image, and my favorite color! A beautiful card, Heather, and your comments made it all the more enjoyable to see!

Cathy said...

She has such a beautiful expression on her face and it's lovely as always.

Janny said...

It's always a pleasure to be here, its'a gorgeous piece of wotk Heather

Connie said...

Beautiful!!!

http://truutske.punt.nl said...

Gorgeous Heather. Love the colors and the image. Great 'flower'card.

Shelly Hickox said...

Oh my, this is breathtaking.

I have often found flowers in books. I used to be obsessed with pressing everything. I lost interest and so completely lost track of what was where. It's always fun to open a book and have something come floating out.

Willy said...

What a fabulous card and a lovely story!

Lynn Stevens said...

I agree with all of the above ,Love checking your blog,its so fasinating.Ever thought of writing a book?
I too have pressed flowers in books. I wonder if anyone has ever found them.

Silvia said...

Great idea using pressed flowers. Wonderful work.

Kelly said...

so gorgeous!

lorhen82 said...

Heather, I love the pressed flowers and the beautiful purple color. And you always include such great text in your art - love it! ~Lori

Alexandra Knittel said...

Fantastic Heather!

Jann said...

Beautiful, Heather--I love the colors!

Kris Dickinson said...

What a wonderful, whimsical piece!

Gillian said...

This is such a perfect and fitting theme for you Heather, I know your love of pressed flowers, stunning art piece:)x

Linda said...

A beautiful piece of artwork Heather - with lovely words.
(I love DJ Pettitt's work too...isn't she amazing?)
Linda xox

Lorraine said...

lovely colours..my favourite..this reminds me I havent done painting for awhile..great art