Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Some pix, a box and a book!

Ponga Frond (NZ native tree fern)

Succulent.

The top two photos were taken in my garden. I love the ponga frond photo especially! We don't have a big section, one tree and only a few plant varieties. Yuccas, succulents, ferns, ponga and a few potted natives! It's surprising how much even a few plants can enhance the visual appeal of a house and make it feel more like a home. The photos were taken only a few days ago and already the ponga is a full fern. I've posted a black and white version on my Tumbler page if you would like to take a look. Seth Apter and Robyn Gordon also have Tumbler pages and you will find links to them on my page.


The collage box #1 has arrived and been posted on! The top pic is a photo of the stuff I took from the box. Unfortunately I don't have ready access to the photo I took of my contributions as it's on the old computer! I was able to take this one just before making the book below...

Collage book cover. Bingo card, ex libris scrap, fibre. My own circle/coffee paper was added to supplement my selection.

One of the books pages. I used a 'collage box paper' on every second page or used it as the actual page. The yellow mesh fabric was used to bind the two covers together.

I was last in line for box #1 and Lawendula has since received the box from me and she's done a fabulous post on her blog about it. Please check it out here to see how the journey went!

This will be my last post for a few days. We're off camping (not the real rugged variety...just the sleeping in a tent under trees variety!) in a few days and I can't wait! Fun with the kids, roasted marshmallows, nature art, board games, badminton, cricket, waterfalls and photography...wahoo!

McLaren's Falls. This is a photo I took when we camped there last year.  If you enjoyed my nature sculpture post (previous post) then please see this link to a fabulously inspiring Muse Me nature art event that I went too a few years ago at McLaren's falls. You won't be disappointed! Thank you to everyone who share their delight and memories triggered by my last post. I really appreciate it!

*See you soon*

10 comments:

ArtPropelled said...

Have a wonderful camping trip Lisa!McLaren's Falls looks so beautiful.
(Thanks for the mention.)

Mick said...

As I peruse these luscious photographs, the accumulating snow outside my window makes me wistful. It looks like another 6" will fall today. :|

neva gagliano said...

that frond is beyond beyond! so symbolic that repeated pattern of life about to burst bigger...!

LaWendula said...

Nice!
Thanks for sharing!

Kris said...

Wonderful photos. That fern frond is just gorgeous. Nature at its best!
keep sharing!

Kim Palmer said...

Enjoy the trip camping Lisa but I think the waterfall made its way into my backyard, LOL! I expect to see many fab pics when you return! I seem to be finding tumblr everywhere I go at present, it has become the place to be I think!

carole brungar said...

Hi Lisa, love the ponga frond pic too!!

Seth said...

Hope you are enjoying the camping trip. And what a great idea to have made a book from the collage box. Good on ya!

layers said...

Some people are happy campers and some like myself are glad to leave camping to those who enjoy it-- have fun in the new year.

Deborah said...

Great photos! Have fun camping!