Monday, January 21, 2008

Winter Bouquet?

Winter's beauty may not be as evident as spring or summer, but line and design, and texture are in abundance in the plants scattered over the brown or snow-covered ground, by the creek side, and across the meadows. Even cities hide a curving weed stem, with empty seed coats still attached, just waiting to be found in cracks and crevices . 

Adults and children will have fun searching the winterscape for interesting additions to a cold-weather bouquet. Gathered weeds, berries, grasses, all join together to form a collection just right for a sketch. Or, if you happen to be in an area where you cannot actually gather specimens, then photograph them, and use the pictures to create a sketched bouquet later.

Who would have thought...a winter bouquet! What does your collection look like? Did you find any color?

1 comment:

COMamabear said...

What a great idea! I can't wait to bundle up the crew this week - if the weather warms up a bit - to see what we can find. Thank you!

- COMamabear