natural art

Maybe it’s just me, but I see shibori possibilities in so many things. I enjoyed a week away from everything surrounded by nature, beauty, and quiet. I had some books, some paper,paints,& pencils, and my camera and the time to spend with them without interruption.
Some of the things I saw-
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beautiful red dots on scaley, shimmering brown trout
base dyed red, clamped, discharged,clamped/resisted some more, overdyed in grey browns….

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-hundreds of dragonflies in reds, blues and greens..
In North American Indian lore, the dragonfly is the essence of the winds of change, representing the messages of wisdom and enlightenment; and communication from the elemental world. The dragonfly possesses the ability to see through illusion. They bring prosperity and harmony. The dragonfly totem teaches skillful action while maintaining a free and joyful sense of being.

The dragonfly in samurai lore is said to represent unwavering loyalty by its tireless flying.

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wildflowers of all kinds…this is “farewell to spring”
i see an itajime piece in my mind’s eye…. or perhaps a shibori silk flower

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and this detail of some ponderosa pine bark…delicious!

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-bedrock mortar for grinding acorns into meal. Southern Miwok Indians. This was a deep one- almost 10″ deep. I counted 12 “squaw holes” over this particular bedrock…just sat there a while imagining…

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and painted acorns hanging from the trees above…

back and ready to work…

4 thoughts on “natural art

  1. shiborigirl Post author

    i took a picture with you in mind while walking through the woods near the lake…you can see it here…
    for jude

    i’ve always been fascinated with dragonflies-so beautiful and quick

    perhaps fifinella is related….

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  2. carol

    hey, sis! Looks like heaven there in the woods! Lots of pretty things for you to capture, obsess on and spit out as a piece of art…can’t wait to see the results!

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