Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Designs in Nature * Rita's Pages





For the past few weeks I've been working in Jill's book choice Designs in Nature. This is a subject that I'm very happy to work with as nature is always an endless source of inspiration for me. My fascination with the birch as an abstract form has made it's way into these pages along with my love of images of bare branches. I've included leaf images, drawings and actual leaves, and a beautiful feather found long ago. My pages are about simplicity and solitude.

14 comments:

  1. The birch is one of my favorite trees and in Northern Europe it is considered a sacred tree, as it is an important symbol in Norse mythology. We have a few birth on out property and I have raised a couple from seeds.

    I like your Designs in Nature journal project and how it is coming along. The drawing of the Gingo leaves.

    Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day,
    Egmont

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  2. Stunning pages. I just know that Jill is going to love them!!

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  3. Rita,
    I can't wait to receive my book back from you and see these gorgeous pages. I tried not to look, wanting your pages to be a surprise since I will be getting the book soon, but just couldn't wait any longer. Must say, I'm so glad I lost my will power and decided to look at your posting!! Each pic you included in your post is beautiful! Thank you so very much for this stunning work!! I just love it!

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  4. I really feel a sense of serenity in these pages, quiet calm and serene beauty!

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  5. Looking at the image of the tree and feather, my immediate response was "the lightness of being". Beautiful pages.

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  6. these book pages are beautiful-- love the line element of the birch trees, and the shapes of the leaves-- beautiful connections

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  7. very beautiful. your pages inspire me!
    lenna

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  8. all of the above comments work for me...stopped my tracks beauty

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    1. returning....because these pages called me back.

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  9. Wanted to send along some wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Gaby

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  10. I too have a fasination with the birch tree. I have taken loads of images and they always seem to worked themselves into my journals, altered boxes and hand-made books! I really love looking at all your work and work of the others in your group.Do you know of any other round robin altered book groups going? I love in UK and am really interested in working with others. yours lynda

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  11. Hi Rita - nice to meet you! Thank you for your kind words. I too am doing an altered book round robin - you may already have heard of it: Pulp Redux: .
    I love the work you have done here - so soft and subtle, beautiful and layered. Just gorgeous in fact, lol!

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