Tag Archives: nature

dried leaves 1 © 2013 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

leaf study.

The leaves in these photo’s escaped the green bin this week and are now laying prettily till next collection. They will most likely be mulched by the council but at least I have some photos and can share their beautiful … Continue reading

ann he © 2011 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

sun cult.

Okay, so I am still daydreaming about warmer days…. If I was going to join a cult, this would definitely be the one I would join, complete with flowers in hair, floating cotton dresses and frilly knickers!! These dream like … Continue reading

hankerchief garland 1 small © 2011 pollymonster. All rights reserved.

handkerchief garland.

Inspired by all the fresh green pods I found last week, I decided that I wanted to make some thing green for the apartment, so I made a little garland with some vintage printed hankies I found at my local … 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