i took these pics this week on my wanders in the woods... the reason i can tromp around on my own paths, make shrines, and leave things hanging where no one (besides creatures, both visible and invisible) will see them, is that i live next to a national forest.
this kind of art is my favorite... i leave it all in the woods...
the green shrine tree
rust is the *best* thing to draw on with colored pencils!
prismacolor pencils on found lid
hanging beside the green shrine tree
watercolors - this writing is almost two years old!
prismacolor and 8B pencil on bark laying at the foot of the tree in the top pic
a wet weather stream flowing over a big root, bottom center
prismacolor & 8B pencil on manzanita leaves
i carry pieces of sari silk with me for hanging stuff. it comes in so handy.
my sewing/fabric kit with some extra manzanita 'canvases'
watercolors on manzanita leaf
ahh! to see them blow and twirl!!
on another subject entirely... i hurt my right hand/wrist in february when i was out tromping around; i lost my footing on some snowy rocks and fell, with my right hand almost entirely breaking the fall. thanks to a lot of arnica and hypericum and my dh, who did everything possible so i wouldn't have to, it healed beautifully - until a few weeks ago! huh?!! yes well, i've figured out that what's made it start hurting again is using the computer keyboard! in light of this i'm not going to reply to comments until my hand is more fully healed... unless you ask a question, then i'll be sure and answer.
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John Ruskin, 'Chestnut Leaves' - pen, ink & watercolor
“You sent for me to talk to you of art; and I have obeyed you in coming. But the main thing I have to tell you is, that art must not be talked about.”
~ John Ruskin, from 'Sesame and Lilies', via tumblr