Friday, January 12, 2007

Studio Friday - Travels

I don't travel too much, but when I do, I notice the natural environment, especially the trees and flowers. I love seeing those I've not experienced before and learning about them. I have been known to strike up conversations with taxi drivers and shuttle bus drivers asking about the local flora. They often cannot tell me what kind of tree or flower it is that I spot, but I think that is because when we live with something so long we often take it for granted.

This collage is an altered book spread that I made in August of 2005 while in Northern Wisconsin at the cottage we stay at every year and have since I was a young girl. I've always loved the trees, leaves, bark and ferns in the area. It's held up pretty well since I just glued things down fresh from the ground or tree! I love this spread as it reminds me of travels I do every year and hope to do for the rest of my life - to a favorite place that is gorgeous!


5 comments:

Sydney said...

That's a lovely collage!

stephanie said...

Beautiful collection!

LB said...

What a great idea to actually collect the landscape of the place you're visiting. I love it!

Nancy Bea said...

Wonderful natural scrapbooking!

I need orange said...

I always like to know the names of things, too. When we used to go up north (still in Michigan), I'd take my bird book, as there are birds there we don't have here in the suburbs.

I also like to pick up leaves, bark, moss, etc. I haven't tried collaging them though -- it's great it worked so well!