Another month has flown by so quickly and it’s time for the Art Elements Theme reveal. This month it’s my pleasure to be hosting the challenge.
For September I chose the theme of Foliage, one of my favourite things. I really do love love greenery, leaves, and plants.
If you’ve been following me, you’ll have seen that next weekend I’m taking the leap to exhibiting some of my work at the Miniature Show at the Birmingham NEC. It’s bigger than anything I’ve done before and I’m a bit nervous, but nothing ventured!
I decided I’d do a bit of multi tasking and make something small to take along with me.
I laser cut leaves from cartridge paper, glued with tacky glue on to wire and painted and sealed with polymer varnish.
I’ve been feeling a bit guilty lately as I’ve abandoned my ceramics, so thought it would be a good opportunity to get back to it and throw something to plant them in. I really enjoy making tiny pots on my wheel, these ones have all been raku fired with different glazes, before planting the foliage in fine gravel to make some really snazzy house plants. I’m terrible at looking after plants, other than my orchids which seem to thrive on neglect, so it was fun to create this everlasting miniature versions of plants I’d love to be able to keep alive!
Cheese plants are one of my favourites. We used to have a giant one taking over the living room! They’re probably quite retro now, but I think they should make a comeback!
I’m not sure what these next plants are, but I found them on an image search and liked the way the straight stems held the big spade shaped leaves pointing straight up. I decided they looked good in taller pots to give them some height.
And finally, I created some peace lilies. I do have one of these in my house that’s survived for a few months now so there is hope!
I’ve had fun creating these miniatures, and can’t wait to see what others have made to take part in the challenge. I hope you’ll join me for the blog hop. Follow the links below 🙂
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