Monday, April 6, 2009

A short break from collage...



Just a short break though! I have gotten to the point where I've only got 3 tags left to make for my AB and it's over to the next artist. It's been nice playing around with the paint again after a break away from it even if it was just to paint backgrounds! There's something quite mesmerising about watching the colours merge together. Even more so captivating (in my opinion!) is AUTUMN. Every day I am getting that little bit happier as I watch the trees change colours. I decided to go to a reserve I hadn't been to in quite some times and take photos of the trees there. I will share a sample of them here because it's being out amongst trees like these and making these discoveries that really gets my creative juices going. This is where I find my bliss. I hope you will enjoy it too! Oh...and incase your wondering if this was a really tall tree I stood beneath or if I was laying down beneath it, it was the latter.I was blissfully ignoring the rest of the world laying on my back in the Autumn sun...gee...hard life this photography lark! lol

Eventually I started to look down the tree, at the mossy bumps and little crevices that caught the leaves that once fed it, the lines and valleys that tell this trees stories as much as any of the emerging wrinkles on my face. I must admit to being much more fond of the trees! Just because they're called 'crows feet' doesn't make them any more appealing! Haha. Enough of that though because look what hidden treasure was waiting for me when I looked at the ground...


A tiny, tiny tree! Perhaps I just witnessed this trees first Autumn? It's red leaves seemingly out of proportion for the size of it's delicate trunk...it's these discoveries that makes me feel s so grateful and makes me feel so alive.

5 comments:

John said...

the blue in the trees is amazing - the leaves also sparkle in the crisp light - this is not mid day sun....

The Artful Eye said...

Oh.. absolutely marvelous, Lisa. I wish I was lying on my back beside you. I love Autumn. We are just starting Spring, I think or is it still Winter? Weather is screwy here.

This series is fantastic and I liken the lichen.

I'm looking over this tree series and I think you should sell these as a set.
Love them. Dreamy.

Mick said...

Crows feet? I didn't even see any crows! :O

The Gossamer Woman said...

I love the trees in the sky pictures. They're so majestic and tall, just how I would like to be if I were a tree. That tint tree is a brave little tree, let's hope it lasts the winter. You must go look for it next year.

Shani said...

Oh what beautiful photos!!!