I will confess to finding Queen Anne's Lace prettiest in bloom - but your stencil of the fall form is truly lovely.(And it makes "Q" seem so easy! :-) )
Thanks! I've lots for Q but I am struggling with Y. I do love them in bloom as well but the way they curl and have interesting shapes in the middle in the fall pulls me in. Great Q word by the way.
interesting. my first reaction to the dried bloom was wanting to 'tidy' up the garden and get rid of it!Quiet
Fortunately they are in a park where I walk, NOT in my garden. I might not be so smitten with them if they were.
Thank you for finding the beauty in all forms of the Queen Anne's life! Affirmations for a Good Life
In the archives of my blog are several poems along with photos of Queen Anne's Lace, all written when I was living in West Michigan--they are lovely!http://sagecoveredhills.blogspot.com/2017/04/q-is-for-queen-cassiopeia.html
I went back & looked at your post. Lovely poem! That little black spot in the middle of the flowers intrigues me. Thanks for sharing!
Many moons ago, I learned that Queen Anne's lace roots are edible and similar to carrots. I haven't tasted them, tho! They are very pretty. Lisa / Tales from the Love Shaque
I had no idea. There is a whole salad in the park where I walk by my house. I may have to try them. Thanks for the interesting fact!
What a beautiful stencil! I have to admit, though, that the photo at the top made me think of a tumbleweed.I don't know if the cattail is concerned an "unusual" thing in nature, but something about them intrigues me. And one year, my sister gave me some Christmas tree ornaments she made out of dried Milk Pods. She decorated them with glitter, beads, and tiny dried flowers. Beautiful... and they've held up for many years.Trudy @ Reel FocusFood in Film: Quiche
Milk weed pods are another spent thing in nature I love. They do seem very sturdy as I have some in an arrangement in the house.
I wonder how the actual dried plant would print up.Finding Eliza
Pretty growing on a roadside, not so much in my garden.
I never thought to turn my favorite drawings into stencils. Yours turned out wonderfully and has given me something to ponder for the future.
Good! I enjoy making my own stencils. Give it a go. I use card stock, then over time with acrylic used on top they get very sturdy & indestructible.
I find Queen Anne's Lace so lovely in all its forms and stages. I love your photos and stencil. Lately I find myself particularly fascinated by seed pods and barks, but I think flowers will always be must first love.
I'm not sure if I've seen Queen Anne's Lace before but I love the stencil you created. Gnarling trees or papery tree bark or various cloud shapes dancing across the sky fascinate me. Everything in nature has a way of capturing my eye, my imagination. Thanks for sharing!Art Sketching Through the Alphabet "Q" is for the Evil QUEEN from Snow White.
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