Plant A Tree

Since today is National Arbor Day, I want to encourage you to plant a tree!

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I created my tree collage by painting Canson Mixed Media paper with inexpensive watercolors:

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I was inspired by Cat Bennett in the class, Making Art A Practice – In and Out of the Sketchbook to create my tree and this collage of flowers in a planter by cutting out simple shapes from paper:

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I love the simplicity of the shapes in these collages.  What do you think?

My husband and I planted this tree in our yard last Sunday – it is an European Larch:

It will be beautiful in the fall.

Happy Planting!  🙂

30 responses to “Plant A Tree

  1. I love your shapes, Jill, particularly in the tree. Really lovely. Sometimes simple really sings!

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  2. Really fun leaf collage, and great tree! Can’t wait to see your tree this fall.

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    • Thanks Deborah! I used a photo from a magazine on container plants for the leafy one and the tree is from my imagination. I look forward to see how our tree looks in the fall too! 😄🌿🎨🌟

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  3. Larch trees are indeed beautiful in the fall. A tad messy but one can live with that. Creative and fun collages Jill!! Happy Arbor Day!

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  4. This is so fun!! Your collages makes my inner child smile big! Love the simple shapes and colors of these, and your composition is just lovely my friend. Happy Arbor Day!! 💕😃

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    • Thanks Charlie! YAY for trees! And happy I could give you a smile today, my friend! 😄 I wanted to doodlewash a tree but got distracted making these collages…lol! Maybe I need to eat more blueberries! 😜🌿🌟🎨

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  5. I’m planting a tree in 2 weeks when the nights will not be at freezing! It will be a fruit tree this year.

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  6. The tip of a larch tree always points north…great to know if lost in the woods!

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  7. I love the simplicity yet complexity of the tree collage and the beauty and brilliance of all the leaves and flowers. How wonderful you planted a new tree too!

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    • Thank you Jodi! 😃 I was thinking the tree collage might make a good greeting card. I’m going to try scanning it and see how it looks. I had never thought about cutting the veins of leaves or tree bark until I took this class. We were supposed to make a simple arrangement of flowers but I couldn’t stop myself! Lol! 😜🌿 I hope this tree grows…it is the 3rd tree we have planted in this spot in the yard! 🌲🌲🌲

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  8. You have a talent with collage! These are seriously lovely!

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  9. Beautiful shapes and color Jill. It’s so much fun to work with paper collage.

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  10. Wonderful collages, and such a lovely tree, beautiful way to celebrate the day…creativity and nature are a great combination.

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  11. How did my reader miss this yesterday? WordPress has its own agenda sometimes…
    What wonderful collages Jill! I definitely see Matisse.
    And a new tree! Definitely a reason to celebrate. (K)

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