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Friday, March 23, 2012

NEW GARDEN COLLAGE

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Two weeks ago I planted seeds in my rooftop containers for cool weather crops; sweet peas, love-in-a-mist, and wasabi arugula. I pruned and fed my roses, cut down my old perennial leaves and tidied up the garden.
My next activity was to design this garden collage, using my own photos of butterflies, moths and insects; pressed mexican sage, hydrangea and sumac leaves from my garden; pressed ginko leaves from the tree at my cross-town bus stop, and handdrawn ginko leaves on clear acrylic, all on a background of handmade paper. (and no, wise guy, I didn't make my own paper).
While most of the elements are completely glued down, some butterfly wings rise up a bit as if in flight.
I hope someone loves it and wants to buy it and give it a good home but until that happens it has a good home right in my living room where I can see it every day.

2 comments:

Robin Horton/Urban Gardens said...

Didn't know your creativity extended to collages! Really nice!

Ellen Spector Platt said...

Betsy wrote: What a beautiful collage! You are truly an artist. It should sell in a
flash.
xxx

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