Tag Archives: flowers

Animate!

26 Jan

Title: Grow

Medium:  Digital Flipbook

I’m all about crazy weird digital stuff I can do online.  This blog has given me reasons to search for things I can create from my computer.  I have always been a huge fan of flipbooks, ever since I was little.  Several days ago I thought to myself that there must be a website where people can make their own digital flipbooks.  And there is.   BenettonPlay has an awesome flipbook feature, as well as several other neat, interactive things.  I haven’t tried them all yet, but I plan to.  Also, I plan to make more flipbooks, as this one was dead easy and really fun to do.  Summer on the brain, much?  🙂

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Revery!

11 Jan

Title:  One Clover and  a Bee

Medium:  Paint (Windows 7 Application)

I seem to be in a flowers and purple mood these days (see yesterday’s purple lotus flower).  It may have something to do with the blustery, icy wind and the snow on the ground.  I started doodling on the Paint program on the computer tonight, and this flower and bumblebee appeared.  They remind me of my favorite Emily Dickinson poem.

XCVII

To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,—
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.
The revery alone will do
If bees are few.  – Emily Dickinson

Om.

9 Jan

Title: Purple Lotus Flower

Medium: Origami (plain origami paper)

My usual origami creations are simple animals and the ever-popular tiny hats (good for pet photography).  I am by no means skilled at origami.  However, a couple of months ago my interest in meditation prompted me to try to do an origami lotus flower.  I find these very difficult to make, as they require several layers of folds on top of one another, as well as some very careful turning-inside-out of paper petals.  My first attempt resulted in torn paper, but I still think it’s pretty.  Today’s attempt (my second) ended up much better, though still happily imperfect.  I think I would like to make lotus flowers in the colors that feel good to me in the moment.  Today is a very purple kind of afternoon.