I came across this book at a free second-hand book give away at uni. I was drawn to it because of its beautiful botanical drawings. I’m planning on using some of the images in collages, and I wanted to create something involving the cover without changing it too much. I used tracing paper in order to create an embroidered replica and I am really pleased with the result; the transparency reveals all the twisted threads, creating the illusion that the cover is alive and growing.
The concept of the sublime is when something (often in nature) is so great that it is overwhelming and it becomes almost impossible to believe it. For example, high mountain ranges, vast expanses of oceans and deep valleys. For me, the sublime is nature at its most impressive and powerful.
La Nature Jaune represents a combination of glamour and nature. The woman is carefree, wearing a signature 1960s expression of happiness. I found this image in a catalogue for knitting patterns. It was called Stitchcraft so I stitched all over it.
Into The Wild
If there had been a theme for January’s and February’s posts it would have been Glamour, so this month’s ‘theme’ is Into The Wild. I was considering The Great Outdoors but there is something a bit clichéd about the phrase, and I felt that Into The Wild has this sense of creeping into nature and allowing it to take over (the film is one of my favourites too).