Yesterday I had a creative adventure with three visitors, Hilary, Emma and Ros, who are on holiday in the area. On our creative amble we discovered a mulberry tree with fruit ready to pick. Wondering what colour it would produced, we all made our mark on the communal sketchbook. All very impressed with the resulting colour. How impressive it looks to have such a striking bold colour on the paper. Isn’t it amazing that you can Paint with the colours of nature.
Wandering on, I said…
“lets see how many different colours in nature we can find, from plants we can recognise.”
It’s like a colour treasure hunt, fun whatever your age. We are all looking closely at tiny flowers, pondering on names to see if we can identify them. A colour on the page just doesn’t seem the same without a name for us to relate it to the flower or plant it came from. We were aware of the ones we shouldn’t pick.
Plants produce surprising colours and sometimes you can’t even second guess them. My favourite other than the Mulberry fruit today, has to be rosebay willow herb, both the flower and leaf. See if you can spot them on the photograph above.
With clean hands, we headed to enjoy a cream tea, to complete our day. We couldn’t miss out on a treat to celebrate nature’s masterpieces.
“A beautiful day spent wandering in the garden – picking flowers and seeing what colours they make on the paper. Got to find a red! Very relaxing. “
We hope we have inspired you to go out for a walk and connect with nature or to be creative. If you do, I would love to know.