Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Petal People

I don't know how to paint. I can't draw to save my life. But, for some reason, I find it very easy to compose the human figure made from pressed leaves, herbs and flowers. It doesn't quite make sense to me but I am having a blast doing it! I love the movement that came to this girl when I added her hair, made from pressed thyme stems from my flower box. I am interested in figures that have no facial features but convey emotion through their bodies. I think this one does just that.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Santa Claus

I have spent the last year taking my love of gardening and pressed flowers to a different place. I used to create cards with handmade paper and pressed botancials, called Garden Variety cards. But I got a little tired of the same old thing. I was trying to come up with a new idea when I came across a magazine that had the picture of a rooster made entirely of pressed leaves. It completely inspired me, but I love the human shape more, so I translated it into Petal People. This is my latest creation, a Santa Claus made entirely of pressed leaves and flowers (available in my Etsy shop at http://PulpArt.Etsy.com). I recently took him and printed him on cards for Christmas. Hope you find inspiration for your holiday artwork from my Santa.