Sunday, 27 May 2012

Strawberry blossom and columbine



Haven't blogged much lately due to work, but of cause the heat has also been a reason I've not been much online. It's already Sunday evening (if you call anything after 18.00 evening: it's still as sunny and bright outdoors as if it was noon) and I feel like I haven't done half the things I wanted to do this weekend. The only thing I've really done was to finally try and prepare a decoupaged fabric scrap to bead/embroider on. Of cause I'm using one of those (decoupage) glues that have to dry for 24 hours and then be heat set so I haven't been able to begin the actual embroidery yet. Some techniques just have to involve a lot of sitting around and waiting -- and I want some instant satisfaction projects right now to get my creativity flowing.

Anyway, beacause of that I'm taking five minutes just to write a little something here and show two pics from the latest photo sessions. Many flower photos as usual, but I'm ending up just editing and showing two this time: strawberry blossom and columbines. (We have so much columbine -- it spreads so fast! -- but, alas, only two varieties: this double pink one and a dark blue variety.)




 I also made an altered image of the columbine photo, adding a somewhat different mood to it and almost a kind of dusky light.




Funny -- it just now struck me that the title could be poetic. It's almost like the song from Lud-in-the-Mist. "Strawberry wire and columbine." *googles the full lyrics for the refrain* Ah, yes:

     With lily, germander, and sops in wine, 
      With sweet-brier, 
       And bon-fire, 
        And strawberry-wire, 
         And columbine.

2 comments:

  1. These poetic flower pics and the lyrics made me start beading Spring flowers at last. My guide is The Beader's Floral by Liz Thornton and Jill Devon. A lovely book with that special English cottage garden feel. Good instructions even for those who are at the beginning of their beading path. I hope you have time to relax and enjoy all these flowers in your garden.

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    1. I'm glad the post could be of inspiration to you. I've heard good things about that book, especially on UK Beaders, and it's on wishlist. If I ever get around to buying it (i.e. have to budget to buy it), it sounds like a good book to review on my blog.

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