Saturday, January 30, 2010

A Walk In the Redwoods

Look at this gorgeous page that Gayle sent me. It is based on the redwoods near her home in Redding, California. She used a recycled crinkly skirt to make the bark, ribbon floss to make the ferns, Caron Watercolors for the path border and the rest in DMC. She included a poem on the back by Robert Louis Stevenson.

It is not so much for its beauty that the forest
makes a claim upon mens' hearts, as for that
subtle something, that quality of air, that emanation
from old trees, that so wonderfully
changes and renews a weary spirit.

I love it Gayle, thanks so much. And the poem is perfect. I absolutely agree that the quality of air in a forest is wonderful to behold! I can almost smell the fresh clean air in amongst the redwoods.


  1. Love the creative use of materials and that's a wonderful composition.

  2. What a gorgeous page. The preview was promising and the whole page is even better. I've never seen redwoods for real. Great job Gayle, lucky you Ruth.

  3. great composition and captures the feeling of being in the redwoods so perfectly!

  4. What a glorious page!!! Love how you have used the Found materials Gayle!!!

  5. What a gorgeous page! You can really feel the forest when you look at it. Great job, Gayle.


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