Thursday, October 8, 2009

leaves, leaves, everywhere

Autumn used to be my favorite season. I still love the cool weather, crisp air, and the bright colors, but this time of year is also a source of panic for me. The fresh leaves I use for printing are rapidly dwindling, and I scurry around collecting as many of them as I possibly can. There are bowls and platters with water submerged fronds, leaves and seed pods everywhere in my house. After soaking I pack them up between moist paper towels in zip-lock bags and stack them in the refridgerator. If I am lucky they will stay fresh for another 3 - 4 weeks, extending my precious printing season a while longer. I admit that there is a bit of grumbling from other family members around here, when the plant packages exceed the amount of food in the fridge...


  1. Lotta, how interesting! Of course that is what you do! And I am a lucky owner of one (actual several) of those beautiful items you make. Have a lovely weekend my friend.

  2. How interesting! It would be quite strange to have all the house full of swimming leaves...but has a kind of charm.
    I thought you used dried leaves, instead of fresh ones.

  3. nice to see your process - the pictures of the leaves are so lovely - such time constraints.

  4. I wish I could send you some of the abundance we have here in Sydney right now.. As the leaves in the Northern hemisphere fall, new ones are born in the Southern part of the globe.
    Good luck with the preservation.

  5. I love it! The photos are spectacular too. Perhaps a small consolation to your family could be that at least you are not a Tasha Tudor who kept animals in her freezer for her artistic purposes! :)


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