Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois. On a walk I stepped on a brown beetle-eaten leaf. The shape caught my eye. I picked up the leaf from the wet sidewalk and noticed its lacyness–the holes so evenly spaced. Careful not to crush it, I held the leaf in my hand for the rest of my walk. Once the leaf arrived home with me, I treated it like a stencil and started to play with the possiblities on paper. Before it had time to dry and curl up, coatings of spray paint had given me a new purpose.
Have you ever picked up something from nature and brought it home? What amazed you about it?
I have done the same usually intrigued by the intricacy or dazzled by the color or inspired from within for “no apparent reason.” Carol D.