In the Ode to Nature class I'm taking, the first week's assignment included collecting some treasures from nature, arranging them artfully and then photographing them. My first attempt at this actually took place while I was on the beach. I created this arrangement:
When I got home, I laid out some of the items on my sketchbook:
I like the simplicity of it, but then I wanted to bump things up a notch. So I did an arrangement on some red scrapbook paper:
I then tried a very subtle blue piece of scrapbook paper:
I like the naturalist feel this one has. I think it's my favorite background, and I put my favorite arrangement at the top of today's post. Do you have a favorite?
I really enjoyed this, and I feel like I could spend hours creating various arrangements. I could see these on postcards, note cards or calendars. As I was playing, my muse took over, and the exercise morphed into something different, which I loved even more. I'll share those photographs with you on Tuesday!