In the summer, I end up taking hundreds of photos. Mainly of flowers, trees, bark… natural inspiration. I always take multiple photos of the same thing from different angles in hopes that I will get a few photos that are really good. I also will put not so good photos in to a photo editing program and crop them so that the composition is a little better. Then I use these photos for inspiration or directly in my work. These are some of the photos that I took this week.
I have also been working on my umbrella tree for the Shelter exhibition. You can see updates about the tree on my post today on The Felting and Fiber Studio.
I have been doing a bit of sketching in my tiny notebook when I get a chance. Only three more sketches so the notebook isn’t getting filled up at a very fast rate of speed. I’m planning on using these sketches as a basis for free motion machine sketching on fabric.
The bitterroot is the official flower of the state of Montana. I have actually never seen one as far as I know. They don’t grow around my house.
I’ve seen quite a few of these Glacier lilies in Glacier National Park. Occasionally I’ll see one up in the hills behind my house too.
I’m not sure I’ve seen this one either but I liked it. I found a site of U.S. Wildflowers that separates out which wildflowers grow where. It has nice photos and information about the flowers. You can find your own state and see what flowers grow near you. It’s been very helpful because I don’t know hardly any of the names of the flowers that I see.