Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Small Ginkgo Works


Today I created several small works using some of the (many) ginkgo leaves that a dear friend gifted to me this past autumn. These are works in process. I'm not sure what they'll become, whether they'll evolve into larger pieces, singularly or in combination. Those inspirations will come to me, I'm sure, in whispers from Mama Gaia and Mama Muse, when I return to the studio to continue this particular journey.

In any event, that's what I made today and that's what I'm posting for "What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday." 





Incidentally, I'm very pleased with how these are coming out.

Peace.

37 comments:

Rick Forrestal said...

Ginkgo leaves . . . one of my favorite designs
in nature. Can't wait to see your finished work.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I think these are really beautiful, the shape of the Gingko is so individual. I love the metallic finish!
Bright blessings to you,
LLJ 51 xx

Dori T said...

Fantastic items dear. Love the colors and textures.

Tammie Lee said...

these are gorgeous Rose!
They look like metal, are they?

MaggieC said...

This looks fascinating. I have been using the peeled off bark from the silver birches and prunus serrula in my garden. By the way, I managed to lose the Virgin remote tonight and found it six inches away. There is no hope for me. xx Maggie #2

Deb said...

wow, they are stunning!
have a great week, Deb xx #17

trisha too said...

Oooh, I don't know what these will be, either, but they are lovely already.

Thank you for stopping by this woyww, and a very Happy WOYWW to you!
:)trisha
#21 this week
with a BIG mess

RosA said...

They look fabulous! I just love them! You should be pleased with them.
Thanks for dropping by earlier and have a good week,
RosA # 14

Carol said...

These are stunning ♥ I love the color and all of the texture and can't wait to see what you do with them...but they stand alone very well too. Thanks for sharing.

Eliza said...

You should be pleased they are looking brilliant from this end of the computer, pity I can't reach in and touch them and stroke them I so want to do that. thanks for sharing and for popping in to say hi, was great to see you. Have a great week.

Happy WOYWW & Happy Crafting
Eliza & Yoda 15

Nikki C said...

These look do wonderful they have given your work beautiful texture hugs Nikki 19

sandra de said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments. I do love the look of your Ginkgo works. Their shape is always so pleasing.
Sandra

Kate Hadfield said...

Oh wow, they are beautiful! I love the metallic sheen on them, I'd love to touch them! Thanks for sharing :)
Kate #52

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Rose - you should be pleased these ginkgo pieces are amazing - and it's only the start of the process. Make sure you show us the finished projects wont you?

Thanks for your visit today. Have a creative week. MMx #43

Sharkbytes said...

Those are awesome! Love the textures.

Zoe Guest said...

Oh wow. Your pieces are stunning! I love them, so cool!

Thanks for stopping by my desk earlier and for your lovely comment.

Zoe #54

Dianne said...

Hello Rose oh I'm so excited you dropped by my nest,I looooooooove your work oh mu goodness such fabulous creations, I scrolled way back, I too love ginkgo leaves and have a box full, I love how you used them, covering them over, this is sooooo inspirational, I can't wait to get mine out and play with them, and your gelli prints FABULOUS, I'll be making a gelli plate this weekend, I'm excited to make some pages.it was wonderful visiting, lots of inspiration around here, have a wonderful weekend..

JoZart said...

I adore ginkgo leaves, the wonderful shape, their many shades and, of course, the properties of the plant too. I love the little pieces you made from them, encapsulating them in such an attractive way. Gems!
Love your blog, will follow and enjoy...
thanks for popping in on me.
Jo

Sue said...

Lovely and they look so tactile.

Thanks for popping in to my blog.

Sue 58

Carmen said...

I'm not surprised you are pleased - these are absolutely beautiful. Just love the delicate flowers combined with the metallic colours. Lovely.

Thanks for popping by mine earlier - yep the shedio is sooo cosy now since I stole my partners little fan heater - shut the door and it's like a little cocoon :) :)

Carmen

greekwitch said...

These are just amazing! So pretty!

Ann B said...

Love the sculptural look you have got with the leaves, beautiful work.
Thanks for visiting yesterday, sorry I'm a little late returning visits.
Ann B
44

sara j said...

What is it about Ginkgo leaves that is so appealling ... for they are certainly that. I'm partial to the brozne-gold piece with the mesh and wondering who in the heck you did that? Lol. These are really very cool. I'd say you're not having any problems with your muse! Thanks for stopping by the Fun Room.
Sara j #45

DeDe Haysom said...

Can't wait to see these finished, love texture and finish. Thanks for visiting my space, happy crafting.. DeDe #47

Neet said...

Fabulous work, I love texture and these appear to have so much. I look forward to seeing what you do with them.
Hugs & Thanks for visiting me earlier, sorry I am so late - Neet 50

RosC said...

Hello Rose,
How lovely that your friend gave you ginko leaves. I am particularly fond of them, very elegant. Your work matches their lovely shape - you're right to be pleased with it.
Thanks for leaving a comment with me.
Ros. #114.

Sarah Trumpp said...

The textures are ridiculously fantastic!! i love all of the different techniques and how each one is completely unique. Awesome job!

greekwitch said...

Thank you for your sweet comment my dear friend!

Lisa-Jane said...

I had no idea that's how gingko leaves looked but they are beautiful, as is what you've done with them. #46

Julia Dunnit said...

I would be pleased to - they look fab..there are so many places to go with them now..you will show and tell as you move on with them won't you! The really are the lovelies of leaves if you ask me.

Pia Rom said...

Wow I am blown away by this pieces! They look incredible as they are!! Can´t wait to see, what you will do with them further on! ♥ Conny Mix It Monthly

irene said...

Ginko leaves are some of my favorites. You have honored their beauty in your work. Lovely.

irene said...

Ginko leaves are some of my favorites. You have honored their beauty in your work. Lovely.

Coreopsis said...

These are absolutely lovely! What a great idea, working with them this way.....

Jackie said...

Such stunning pieces.

Cazzy said...

Hi Rose,
Thanks for commenting on my blog, I am so late getting back to people. My computer was in a bad way and I am still trying to catch up, and this week I had an operation, and my husband had bad news. But here I am.
I love your ginko panels, and I see Gelli prints, I really must get my Gelli plate out of the packaging!

Cazzy

Electra said...

These are really beautiful!!