Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Prote-ouette

My children gave me some gorgeous proteas for Mother's day.  After they faded, I decided to paint the dried flowers black. [No hidden meaning here - just being creative!]
 I love silhouettes, and these have become 3D botanical ones!
 The absence of colour highlights their structure!

11 comments:

Joan Martin said...

Wow!

Rhenda said...

I love them! Clever idea! Proteas are my favourites!

coelho said...

looks great - love it

Estelle said...

I love the silhouettes in the frame!

wood & wool stool said...

just like the rolling stones song [i like the vases even more]

Heloise said...

These look fantastically graphic.

suelichter said...

I think I like proteas more now!
Will see you at the market on Sat
will have a table there.
hugs Sue xx

Kristiina said...

lovely and simply put- creative!!

dinkum design said...

What a great idea. We have stunning proteas in our garden, and I've tried drying them out before, but find they always begin to smell awful after a while. I think I'll have a go at painting them.

ELK said...

i have enjoyed catching up... sometimes i relish a flower in the next stage..elk

Anonymous said...

These are stunning, I LOVE proteas and never know what to do with the old dry ones. This is a great idea. Also yr recycled flags are lovely!!! Hilda