Thursday, September 18, 2008

it's a forest in here






my new line of wool and cotton plush trees, available in my shop






trees, as one of nature's greatest gifts, have always been one of the images most influential on my artistic endeavors...their vast and endless beauty inspiring ideas and invoking a world of imagination where the magical creatures of winsome hollow can come to life.  i suppose it was only a matter of time before my art included trees in a more literal form.  

in this line, i hope to capture the abstract essence of each variety of tree...the simplicity of form and shape and color, the subtle play on one's senses,  the calming presence.  from there, i hope that each individual can recognize, in each tree's stripped down form, their own sense memories and feelings of the tree.  

i know that i personally am finding immense pleasure in creating these, and will probably continue to do so long into the future!  it will be difficult to part with these ones...they look so lovely grouped together as a little forest on my table.















on a side note, it was so exciting to find my trees featured in this morning's front page treasury!
thanks so much to lunalove for featuring my work in her 'Summer's Last Days' treasury.










7 comments:

Stacey said...

Those are so so so cute! I can see why you are inspired to keep making them.

katy said...

thanks! i'm going to be overtaken with this forest of trees pretty soon, but they are just such a joy to make!

RainbowMom said...

I am a big tree fan myself. I love the conifer tree. I really like the detail.. they are simple yet they really capture so much detail at the same time. Very very nice.

fugsly said...

congrats on the front page! Your trees are lovely :)

little love blue said...

beautiful!

TheSingingBird said...

i love your little forest, congrats on the front page!

'fancypicnic' said...

Hi, there - I've popped over here from Little Love Blue's blog - I'm so glad I did! Gorgeous blog, a joy to read xx