Tuesday, October 18, 2011

From the Forest - Maree

I know no subject more elevating, more amazing, more ready to the poetical enthusiasm, the philosophical reflection, and the moral sentiment than the works of nature. Where can we meet such variety, such beauty, such magnificence?
- James Thomson

Ink, wash and collage in my Moleskine 200gsm "Country Diary"

A couple of months ago I collected some leaves and acorns from a friend's tree (unfortunately I don't have an Oak any more and I really miss him) and it's amazing how well they dry and stay preserved. I actually have them displayed on a wooden bowl and they absolutely last for ever. A bit difficult to dust! but well worth the effort!


  1. Maree, what a beautiful page! I love everything about it.

  2. Absolutely luminous, Maree...I love oaks too. I have a couple of baby ones, but nothing big...

  3. Thank you ever so much Paula, I really enjoy using this Moleskine, and managed to buy another two on-line from Moleskine here in SA recently as they're sometimes hard to come by.

  4. Ah, thanks a lot Kate! You're lucky to have your two Oaks, and the beauty is that even babies produce beautiful acorns!

  5. I'm a big fan of Moleskines too. I keep trying cheaper books but they never seem to hold up as well. I'm pretty rough on mine since they go with me everywhere. I love your calligraphy, too, by the way.

  6. Thank you Paula. Yeah, I've stopped buying any other sketchbooks, I either use the Moleskine or I use my Bockingford and Arches papers!


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