"Gardeners, like everyone else,
live second by second and minute by minute.
What we see at one particular moment
is then and there before us.
But there is a second way of seeing.
Seeing with the eye of memory, not the eye of our anatomy,
calls up days and seasons past and years gone by."
*** Allen Lacy, The Gardener's Eye, 1992, p. 16 ***
I've been wanting to create shadow boxes to commemorate the seasons for awhile now. Ever since I bought the Sheltering Tree set, I knew this was the set I would use. Susan's 3-D challenge with the Watercooler Artists inspired me to finally give it a try. I am pleased to say that I am happy with how it turned out. I plan to do one for each season so that someone dear to me can stay aware of the month and season with merely a glance.
Now I know "technically" the seasons are overlapped. However, I will be placing September solely as a month for Autumn, just as I placed June for summer only. Usually here in Calgary, once September hits, it feels like Fall.
stamps: sheltering tree, project life day to day, tin of cards * NEW *
ink: cucumber crush, mint macaron, marina mist, crushed curry, soft suede, tangelo twist
paper: whisper white, early espresso, marina mist, irresistibly yours DSP (retired), crushed curry
other: butteflies thinlits, labels collection framelits (retired).
Not shown here, but I also added a tiny bird in marina mist punched out from the Tree Builder punch, added a glue dot, and placed it on the glass of the shadow box under the current month.
*********I hope you have some time to see what my artist friends have come up with for this challenge. Also, you are invited to upload you 3-D item to the Watercooler Challenges site. Click HERE!
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