As you know... l love the pretty, romantic things of life, and that's what's mostly on offer when you pop over here for a visit, however my post today is a bit of a deviation from the usual, though l hope you enjoy checking it out just the same. l think most of us can appreciate alternative looks and styles even if it's not something we'd opt for in our everyday lives.
My shabby old bench was the perfect place to set up....lt took a couple of days to create this "visual story".... not because l spent the time artfully arranging things (obviously..haha) mostly it was trying to remember WHAT and WHERE bits and pieces were that l could use.
l like to think it looks a little like one of Sibella Courts' images, she often uses natural, earthy elements in her styling. l've added a couple of her pics at the end of the post.....just in case you're not familiar with her work.
l've used china birds and metal butterflies, although not "real" as such.....l hope you'd agree they fit the theme.
l've spent a few winter evenings painting small watercolours....lt doesn't feel such a waste of my time to watch telly if l'm practising a craft as well:-)) the couple shown are of pebbles (NOT easter eggs as son thought:-)) and gum leaves. They were stylised and patterned using watercolour pencils.
Mum found this beautiful chippy Mary at the opshop and insisted l take her home for the collection....unusually she's standing on a snake, and the snake has an apple in it's mouth....some reference to the garden of eden p'raps??
One of Sibella's lovely images, you can visit her blog via the link above.
She's also written a number of books which you can find on her website.
Hope you all have an awesome weekend coming up, thanks so much for stopping by.
Til next time