Thursday, February 02, 2006

In this winter Wonderland...

Even on the coldest winters day,when you go to the Botanic Gardens... you will find a tropical paradise in the hot-houses. These leaves are so beautiful and other worldly..I had to take a picture of them. They are so cheering...I hope they cheer you too!

I am taking a break from roll printing some metal in my rolling mill...I wound it a bit too tightly and now the metal is stuck!..so I will need to summon all my brute force to turn the handle and get it out..it's only half way now..humphf. I'm making the textured layer for the underneath of one of my historical outline brooches, which I texture with hand made papers which imprint the metal with a lovely softly lined and matt finish which stays really chalky when it is gold plated...http://www.flickr.com/photos/abigailpercy/93328089/

5 comments:

Erika said...

That process sounds so great!

lisa s said...

those leaves are gorgeous! they did cheer me up! :)

natalie said...

oh its been ages since i've been to the botanic gardens - i think a long overdue trip is in order

Your photographs of the leaves are beautiful!

Karen said...

That top leaf looks other-wordly...so cool...

hollyhatam said...

so glad you left a message in my blog! looking forward to getting to know you better! oh, and it's always been my dream to live in the UK!

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