Monday, July 19, 2010

My New Discovery

Have you figured out what this is? I'll tell you: It's my new way of drying corn silk, corn husks, wool and anything else I can put on it. It is made out of layers of bread trays. I think they will be perfect for the job, they stack nicely with spaces in between, have excellent ventilation and since they do stack I don't have to spread corn husks all over the floor to dry. If you want to see where I got theses bread racks you can read about it here on our family blog. I didn't like tearing down the old fort where they came from but I will admit that they do make capital drying racks. Please, if you have any spare corn silk, please may I have it? It may look like I have enough all ready but I want as much as I can get. I use it in my pressed-flower pictures, corn husk dolls and as the hay for my Nativities. So I go trough a lot of corn silk.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

La Santa Maria

I'm finished navigating through this picture! I sailed through many confusing waves. This picture involved many tough decisions for me. I had to figure out how to make a sea, work with my perspective, shading and just general logic of what causes what and how that should look. It was a healthy challenge. I sought counsel from lots of people on different elements of this picture. Unframed the picture measures roughly 12X14. I'm glad I don't have to navigate a real ship.

This picture is made of: gray poplar, eucalyptus, dead daylily foliage, dead sunflower foliage, Spanish moss, cotton, candy tuft, baby's breath, moss, corn silk, birch bark and poinsettia.