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.

6 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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