Saturday, June 06, 2009

The Botanist...Art Creations Friday Entry...


The Botanist, originally uploaded by art-e-ology.

I finally got around to scanning in some of my botanical prints this weekend. This grouping includes prints from 1790, 1812 and 1820. It just amazes me that I have these wonderful pieces of history in my hands. The paper is thick, strong and the strokes and indents of the engravings are deep. Spectacular. So I had to use them with this sweet cutie:) Thank you for a wonderful image once again Ladies!! Love, Jamie


Quote for Day:

"I wandered away on a glorious botanical and geological excursion, which has lasted nearly fifty years and is not yet completed, always happy and free, poor and rich, without thought of a diploma or of making a name, urged on and on through endless, inspiring Godful beauty."

~John Muir


13 comments:

Ozstuff said...

Jamie - This is wonderful. I love old botanical drawings which had such elegance and beauty. I love how you have blended the image into the setting. Perfection!!

Ozstuff said...

Jamie - I forgot to say that on Wednesday of this week there will be a new challenge website opening and we would love to see you there if you have the time. It is open to all, no matter what type of art, and we know it will be a friendly place - and hopefully an enjoyable one. We will be putting announcements out on our blogs with links to the new challenge - and sending out emails to those whose addresses are known. The address of the challenge is http://thethreemuseschallenge@blogspot.com (The three are Ann (also known as Taluula, Bev (Indybev) and me (Marie aka Ozstuff).

vintage wil said...

Oh what a elegante card! so beautiful!!

daisy said...

This is just superb Jamie. Luv it!

Lori said...

lovely...lovely
the little one you used has such a hauntingly beautiful face...she really makes your piece...the botanical prints are gorgeous!!!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Glorious art creations! Love the botanical drawings! You are so gifted!!!

herminesplace said...

Its gorgeous Jamie!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

Very lovely, Jamie! What a treasure you have in these drawings and I know you'll have fun using them! Someone else used the word elegant I see and that is what I would say too - very elegant.

Alisa said...

Love, love, love this piece, Jamie!

Terri said...

I love what you did here! So unique. great use of the images.
Thanks for your sweet comment too!

Faye said...

I love the way you've incorporated the image into the botanicals. Jamie, I took botanical illustration one summer at the botanical garden nearby. It convinced me that that was NOT my calling. Too structured and exact for my art ability and leaning. However, I do appreciate the botanical illustrations I see now, realizing the painstaking effort that went into each.

peggy gatto said...

Stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ScrappyPam said...

This is lovely!

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