Detail oriented

I took a bunch of photos at Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens the other week and most of the photos I took were of details. You might have noticed, but I am a fan of finely detailed things. I thought I’d post some of these just in case you’re inspired by details in nature too.

Dahlia salad, anyone?

Today I bought two bunches of lovely dahlias at the markets. I have long loved them but have never seen them to buy them and bring them home and gaze at their loveliness! When I was unwrapping them and snipping the ends off to put them in a vase I discovered that they drop their…

Let’s play a game

We went to the markets this morning and I bought some more mystery flowers! Remember the mystery flowers from last Saturday? Amongst the suggested species: sweet pea, snapdragon and ranunculus; but the closest suggestion was from ozjoe who said they could be Stock flowers. The photo on the wikipedia page wasn’t convincing but after browsing…

Fanciful Friday: Floral Headpiece edition

This week I’ve been seeing some fantastical floral headpieces, so I wanted to spotlight the fanciful world of flowers-on-people’s-heads! You don’t need to be a bride to plop some flora on your noggin either – every day is an excuse to be fancy. ⇒ I wish I could tell you where this headpiece came from,…

Inspired by: Flowers

I have promised to do a tutorial on flourishes, but my RSI is quite chronic at the moment so I’m reducing the amount of fine pointing activity I do – unfortunately this includes flourish work in Illustrator! I do have some free vector shapes lined up (peacocks!), but I’m quite snowed under at work right…