Tag Archives: botanical

shapes small © 2011 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

colours.

  Over the past two weeks I have had cerise hands, tangerine hands, lilac hands,  scarlet hands and many other unhealthy shades of skin. Our kitchen has been looking a little like a science lab with bowls of brightly coloured … Continue reading

dried leaves and seed capsules © 2011 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

collection two. Launceston.

Another trickle of pictures from my trip to Tasmania. I collected these dried leaves and seed capsules in Launceston, on our way to Scamander. I really love the colours of the three leaves in the middle. I hope to use … Continue reading

My first botanical illustration © 2011 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

first Illustration.

You may know that back in November I was taking some botanical illustration classes… I absolutely loved doing it and I hope to squeeze some more classes in this year. For this illustration the exercise was to learn to stipple. … Continue reading

4 stems © 2011 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

collection one. marsh flowers and bones.

I gathered these little bits on my very first evening in Miena, Tasmania. Sean and I went on an evening walk, we didn’t realise that there was a path down to the lake so ended up sloshing our way through … Continue reading

twiggy tree © 2010 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

twiggy tree and hydrangeas.

I made this little tree as a table center piece with sticks I had been collecting whilst out walking Polly and some cotton twine, she helped me carry the sticks home which made me look less weird and made look … Continue reading

fungus © 2010 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

simple wreath.

Last weekend I went to my local farmers market and bought a few stems of Leucospermum and made this wreath for christmas with the leaves I stripped off the stems. The leaves have dried now but it still looks pretty … Continue reading

Linen Sweet Peas © 2010 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

linen sweet peas.

So I finally have some pictures of my Sweet peas.. I still need to make the tendrils but we had such beautiful sun light beaming through the kitchen window this afternoon I just had to take some photos. I have … Continue reading

sweet peas small © 2010 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

sweet peas.

I have almost finished making my sweet peas in linen and so far I am quite happy with them but I always get stuck on making silly little decisions that stop me from finishing them… like should I dye the … Continue reading

3 linen flowers © 2010 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

linen peony.

This week has been such a perfect week filled with flowers, play dates for my pup, scones and jam, drawing and markets. I had my first botanical illustration class, it was so lovely and peaceful and I am quite excited … Continue reading