Monday, July 12, 2010

A Fairy of Pods and Petals

Have you ever noticed how some leaves and seed pods
look like tiny wings? I picked up a seed pod
while on a walk and brought it home.
Picturing them as perfect little fairy wings,
I took some pansey petals from a flower pot on my front porch
and layed them over the 'wings' for a photograph.
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I have been using vintage images recently
for some mixed media projects.
Altering and embellishing them... and sprinkling with glitter.
I combined this vintage image below with my petals and pods photo.
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I love the basket of violets
she is holding, but had to cover them up with the petal.
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The crown on my fairy is a photo of a floral crown
I made a few days ago, it is a life-size crown,
so of course the image had to be made quite small
for The Pansey Fairy to wear.
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All she needs now is to be added to some of my mixed media
art pieces and glittered.
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Below is the photo that inspired the fairy of pods and petals.
Now I am seeing flowers and leaves everywhere
as tiny gowns and wings.
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What amazing colors and shapes the Designer of Creation
has created for our delight!
What intricate beauty there is to behold.
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I wonder if fashion designers also find some inspiration
for gowns in the lovely flowers of summertime?

9 comments:

Prencie said...

What a wonderful idea=) I love what you did with the "wings" and flower petals!:)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

GOOD MORNING DEAREST! You had mentioned this project to me, and now I can actually SEE it and it is remarkable. Now that is an eye for creation...being able to see the possibilities for those otherwise annoying "helicopters" that are all over town!!! I especially love the little girl with the VIOLETS! And dearest, I will await your reply as to where I can find that turquoise glitter...a must have for someone like me, recently enamored with BLUE. BRAVO TO YOU for this lovely, lovely little fairy. Summer time is the time for these little darlings to appear!

Bisous dear friend, Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH! And thank you dear one for coming to see my paper dolls on stage...Ruben is a hoot and loves to write so we make quite the team, laughing and carrying on with these rats....and The Dutchess is the creator of Miss Moussie and the idea of Gretta, the hedgehog is confabulated by Jackie, scribbled out by yours truly. Tea Rat however, is all MINE! Silly chap.....THANKS FOR HUMORING ME! Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

VIOLET DEAREST!!! You saw the post! ISN'T IT A KILLER DILLER BEAUTIFUL LITTLE HUT SHE MADE? All on a budget... way to go, Sandra! You gotta let me know your thoughts....I sent you an email...Anita

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh! Make sure that you take the tour with the New York Times link that says HERE on my post. There you will see the good photos and see the journey. I particularly love her loft bedroom.

Privet and Holly said...

Hi Violet! Thank you for your lovely and heartfelt comments on my latest post. It was wonderful to hear your thoughts. Your work here is amazing. I can see why you and Anita have connected, as you see the magic in the world around us. What a gift. We did have a special tea time at Rabbit Hill and it would have been that much more special if you'd been there, too. Happy Weekend!
xx Suzanne

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Violet,
What a beautiful blog you have. Love your little violet girl. Thank you for coming by and entering the giveaway. I'm a new follower and will be back soon.
Bon week-end,
Mimi

Ana said...

Hi, I´ve come across your blog and paintings through Anita from Castles...I also have a blog about decorating,crafts and from time to time I like having an illustrators or painters post.I would like to have one about you if you agree to it.Please let me know. By the way Dazzle should be in Hollywood, such an artist and those looks...She is great.

fionasmosaic said...

Voilets are my all time favorite flowers!

And I loved your pansy fairy! So precious!

God bless!