Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I did it...I gave in to the temptation!



I decided to do the final pages of this book (final as in the last signature not as in the end of the process.)

I really wanted to do this tree in the book somewhere and I also wanted to include a few quotes from Chief Seattle's letter. It seemed to be such a fitting end to me! The photo below is the page above prior to the leaves being added. I was unhappy with the 'unleafed' version but couldn't work out what to do so I decided to go for a walk at Yatton Park and take photos before I picked the kids up. Sometimes I don't know when to leave something alone but thankfully I listened to my intuition this time! I found some pretty leaves to use in the book and gathered up a few extra's to put into my flower press.

Materials used..old net curtain with flowers embroidered on it, fallen leaves, serviettes, old lace, paper and paint.

Love this earth as a newborn loves his mothers heartbeat...Chief Seattle

Earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Chief Seattle.

10 comments:

Mick said...

In a word - Beautiful!

Corrine said...

I love the tree. great work.

John said...

Beautiful, Lisa. This reminds me of my long series/tribute to the lowly american hemp plant - I made like forty books, but somehow they all went up in smoke.

The only problem is how long will those elaves last?

Laura Pace said...

The red color really struck me. The play of the more muted colors against it. The leafs were a perfect touch! Truly like the tree and the quote.

The Artful Eye said...

I wish I could see your book in person. The tree page is stunning and the image of these leaves and twigs is amazing.

The Gossamer Woman said...

Absolutely smashing, Lisa. I can see why you could not withstand the temptation. It is perfect! I love the colors. XOX

Joy Logan said...

ohhhhhhhhh love it!

jewelrygirl said...

The tree is wonderful. I love the lace flowers. Very beautiful!

Dream With the Fishes said...

This is soooooo beautiful! I love it.

The Governess said...

Oh wow - another Kiwi! Hooray! Seth seems to be doing a bit more than collaborating with us, he's putting us in touch with each other through his blog too!

I LOVE your book - I love trees! So, of course, I LOVE your blog. Will be sure to stay in touch!! Who knows, maybe oneday us kiwi artists can all get together for real and swap notes!