Sunday, March 1, 2015

Where are the Songs of Spring?

eco print - marigold, grevillea leaf on khadi paper 

Today is the first day of Autumn in the southern hemisphere 
Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness 
Close bosom friend of the maturing sun....  
And still more,
Later flowers for the bees, 
Until they think the warm days will never cease... 
Where are the songs of Spring ?
Yellow in all the earth and in the skies 
The world would seem
 Faint as a widow mourning with soft eyes 
And falling into dream .... 
The woods are lovely, dark and deep 
But I have  promises to keep
And miles to go  
Before I sleep ..... 
Words by John Keats, John Shaw Neilson, Robert Frost
Images by me -  (Wilma Simmons, Empress Wu Designs) from my handmade book, Where are the songs of Spring?
gum leaf captured between tea bag paper , dipped in beeswax 
eco dyed wool with handstitching 
tea bag and hand stitching 

eco dyed wool, felted and hand stitched with wood button 

eco print  leaves on watercolour paper 

eco print leaf , with feather, wood button and stitching 


print, machine stitching, on tea bag paper applied to cotton fabric.