Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Merry Christmas Grandpa!

A little over a year ago my Grandpa (on Dad's side of the family) saw a picture I made of a brown trout and he wanted it, but it already sold. So back in August Grandma Mary and I started plotting for a Christmas Eve surprise. Grandma Mary commissioned and I cut leaves. Grandpa was happily surprised.
This picture is made of: lily, tomato peel, aucuba, money plant, skeletonized magnolia leaf, onion peel, periwinkle, fall leaves, azalea and heuchera.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Glory To God In The Highest!

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke 2:9-14

Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 18, 2009

On Mom's Back

This mama bear is very patient and nice, kind of like my mom. My mom has five cubs and we all get on her back from time to time, but she’s very patient and not quick to growl. She knows that we get older every day and that someday she may miss having us on her back- maybe.

This picture is made of: banana peel, pampas grass, mushrooms, cornflower, maple, bark, mulberry, eggplant leaves, oak, garlic peel and mica.

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Culprit

This picture is made of: corn husk, cotton, cattail, smoke tree, maiden grass, pampas grass, aucuba, poppy seed, lettuce, mica, dogwood, mica and fall leaves.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Double "In Daddy's Arms"

At my last show I was commissioned to make two of the same picture for two different people. It shows that even though both pictures are made out of almost the exact same plant material, individual leaves naturally look different.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Time is Here

video

It's the Christmas season! My family has been decorating for the last two days. Above is a slide show of a Nativity I made out of corn husks.