Thursday, September 8, 2011

Inspired by Trees

Notes From MyTree Journal

So many artists are inspired by trees. Here are lovely words :

A few minutes ago every tree was excited, bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling, tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship.  But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent, their songs never cease.  Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life, every fiber thrilling like harp strings, while incense is ever flowing from the balsam bells and leaves.  No wonder the hills and groves were God's first temples, and the more they are cut down and hewn into cathedrals and churches, the farther off and dimmer seems the Lord himself.  ~John Muir

This year I decided to decorate my Loft Studio for fall with leaves. I have a big old Sycamore tree in my yard.  I picked lots of leaves and pressed them in a book. When they were dry, I tipped the veins and stems with silver and spattered them with acrylic paint in red,orange and yellow for fall colors. I have scattered them around the studio on table tops and they look wonderful!!  Trees do so much for us.

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