Monday, August 1, 2011
Don't these little maple tree seeds look like little wings? We found them all over the sidewalk in front of our neighbors house. Amelia and I couldn't resist from picking them up. Amelia gathered quite a few and put them in her basket on her bicycle and I brought a few home too. We have quite a few of our own maple trees in our yard, but our whirly birds/helicopters/seeds are single and they also fell down way back in June. (when they fall, they love to clog up our gutters!) Our neighbors maple tree must be a different variety than ours.
This little painting was inspired by these sweet little maple tree seeds. I'm thinking I'll title it "Contemplating Flight". It's a little different style and colors than what I usually paint in, but as soon as I saw those little seeds, I knew how I wanted the painting to look. The background of the painting is done with my cold press coffee, nice and concentrated, I love the look of it. I'll probably be using more of it in the future. Yesterday I went to a yard sale and found some plastic doilies and used that to stamp the pink image in the back. A little cheesecloth, tea bags and scrapbook paper for the dress and she was done!
Posted by Tammy Olson at 7:43 PM