Monday, April 25, 2011

Bluebird in Bloom

Henry David Thoreau said “The bluebird carries the sky on his back.” I thought that was a pretty way to look at it. (Forget that my sky is corn husk colored.) This particular bluebird carries flowers on his back, including some flowers from the UK. I think he also has delphinium, cornflower, and dyed spider mum on his back.

This picture is made of: corn husk, maple, cotton, banana peel, cornflower, some sort of flower from the UK, spider mum and mica.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt

My Great Grandmother made two big Grandmother's Flower Garden quilts. Her quilts feature the color yellow as does my pressed-flower picture. I wish I could say I did that on purpose but alas, I did not. I had an abundance of yellow maple leaves and thought they would work for a quilt.

This picture is made of: maple, butterfly weed, mountain laurel, aucuba, statice, corn husk, Queen Anne's lace, a tendril, birch bark, onion, banana peel, fern, poinsettia, bloody dock, mushroom, Japanese maple and raspberry.

Monday, April 11, 2011

The Hawk

This picture is one I made from a World Wide Pressed Flower Guild class. The way each individual feather is made was tedious. Sometimes I'd make a feather and it would fall apart or stick to my finger. Despite the challenges, or because of the challenges it was a good class. This picture is made of: hydrangea, maple, mulberry, banana peel, cotton, money plant, bark and dead daylily type foliage.

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Every week I work with my friend Miss Charle' in the garden. When fall arrives we are constantly raking. Raking makes a huge temporary difference but it sort of seems like a vain effort when we're in the process of getting an area nicely raked as we're watching fresh leaves fluttering down.

This picture is made of: corn husks, dill, hydrangea, mulberry, bark, maple and banana peel.