Thursday, September 20, 2007

Quercus alba


{wednesday's purse}

i work
on trees.
well,
on caterpillars
that eat trees
but
at least
indirectly
i study trees
too.

by far
my favorite
tree
is the white oak,
Quercus alba.



i love
the smell
and shape
of the leaves
and
the caterpillars
that nestle
in their leaves.



when
i was trying
to come up
with
a decoration
for this purse
for a
blog friend,
i couldn't
decide on one
that would
suit her.
i knew that
it would
be
plant-affiliated
but what...
and then
i thought
of the
gentle and noble
oak.
perfect.

i hope
she likes it.

meanwhile
bowls
are
being
felted
for
my etsy shop
update
next friday.


vessel wednesday

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

oooh I LOVE your bowls! I missed out at the auction (sadly outbid). Sure to be stopping by your shop!

eshu said...

yay! felted bowls! for the public!

lisa s said...

perfect colors....

if that person doesn't like that purse they are crazy :)

julie said...

Felted bowls YAY!!!!!!!!! Cant wait! and such pretty bags. You work so beautifully with felt!!

May i put an order in for some light cream bowls?!!

Have a lovely weekend dear Gwen xxx

SCAREDY-CAT said...

love this purse too! and the bowl looks like a bird`s nest. :)

melissa said...

What a lovely purse!

cruststation said...

I love this purse and the colours you used. Your blog friend will LOVE it! Can't wait to see more felted bowls in the shop...

f. pea said...

i think it would be fun to make a felted caterpillar cozying up inside a felted oak leaf! those colors... drool!

gracia said...

A white oak. How wonderful that sounds (and I always love a posting that points me to wikipedia for a little extra research). Such a wonderful tree... & look at that wonderful purse. I second Lisa, perfect colours!
see you, g xo

Erin Lang Norris said...

great colors for that purse, gwen :)

louise said...

Yay for the felt bowls, they are gorgeous.

shari said...

this oak leaf bag is such a charmer. l.o.v.e. and yay for felted bowls. xox

**camera shy momma** said...

what a beautiful blog! love the words, the polaroids, the felting. just lovely.