The true harvest of life is is in the tints of the morning and is in the stardust caught...a segment of the rainbow.
Henry David Thoreau

Monday, 30 April 2007


Every morning, we have some guests for breakfast. It is hard not to keep taking photographs of them, they are so very beautiful. They are bringing their young with them now and feeding them on our deck, the young ones get themselves into a position so that the parents can feed them as in the first picture.


Here are some pictures of my experiments with Lassiandra flowers, which I pounced between two layers of water colour paper, the softest impressions are the top sheet, and the heavier, clearer impressions are from the bottom sheet. I pounced them with a hard rubber mallet on a concrete floor. I love the result from these, I have sprayed two of them with some sprays that I have made myself from re-inkers.


I've been enjoying a new mixed media online group, Arttechniques, and have been experimenting with some of the inspiring techniques that the girls have been posting about. These pictures are of a technique called "Flower Pouncing"
and the pictures from a rustic little corner of my 5 acre garden where these lovely little flowers run wild.

I think that it can only get easier from here on, after deliberating about a suitable name for this Blog and actually getting around to giving it a try, so here goes.