Right now I don't have much to do. On one hand it feels great to take things slow and live without an agenda. On the other hand, I'm used to the busy life! I understand the saying about how 'time flies when you're having fun' because when you're waiting to do the thing you love, time can go so slow.
On yet another hand - can you believe these beautiful sculptures!? I am very jealous of the artist's courage to hold bugs enough to turn them into works of art. I have given Anne Ten Donkelaar's pieces my own category called 'Deconstructed Nature'. To enjoy the rest of her work, visit her website and then use them for your own inspiration.
I love Anne's look of displayed butterfly varieties through using the pins and the shadow boxes. However, I do not like touching bugs, even if they are beautiful. Instead, I decided to create an easy sculpture using the leaves around our apartment as a momento of this summer's adventure.
Once the foam is covered and lightly painted with any color of choice, the leaves and pins are ready to go in. Varying lengths of the pins and leaves look great in any pattern. Use your imagination and go for it!
These small adventures at the beginning of our marriage feel so important on the impact of our family later on. I'm so glad to be in this time of life where every decision will eventually lead to some part of our future and I want to keep a piece of our travels to remember the journeys that we are having.