Aug 27, 2012

Flower printing: a DIY

This could also be called "flower painting" or "flower squishing". Take your pick!

1. Choose your flowers. I've tried it with lots of different flowers, and honestly most of them are disappointing. But! Violas almost always work beautifully, so I highly recommend using them. 

Pick the viola close to the bloom so there isn't much of a stem, and lay it face down on your paper.

Lay another piece of paper on top of it, and start rubbing! Squish, rub, press. Use the edge of your nail. You want to get the juice out of the petals, but don't just mush it around. Try to keep the flower from moving.

Now peel away the paper and the bruised flower, and repeat as many times as you wish with fresh violas!

This is a great way to add a water-colored summer look to your journal without actually using that much artistic talent. ;)
Have fun!

Aug 21, 2012

Dear person: of toilet paper, helmets, stogies and redheads

Well, lookie here. I'm finally doing another Dear Person post! Almost forgot about 'em. Heh.

Life is just full of awesomeness when you keep your eyes open for it. These letters are a great way for me to remember some of the things I've seen! 

(I don't know why they're showing up a bit pixelated ... if you click them they will show up a lot better.)

Have you seen anything interesting lately?

Aug 4, 2012

Monarch butterfly

Life is ridiculous.

Like seriously. 

How does this: 

do this:

{look at the gold spots!!}

and become this:


I keep trying to think of proper words for how utterly strange and beautiful this is ... but there are none. 
God's creativity and goodness are beyond beyond beyond comprehension. 

It tickles!