I grew up in a house with dried flowers and I taught myself different methods to press flowers when I was an adult. I don't pick flowers but it is easy enough to find great looking flower heads on the ground in San Diego. Once this was pressed I sealed it to the page with a bit of liquid gloss medium.
The trick is to press the flowers right away so they retain their color. If you are in a hurry you can use the oven on the lowest setting. I plan on pressing some of the lovely clover that is popping up all over the city. With all the rain they are triple the size this year. No luck finding a giant 4 leaf clover.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Down the street a bit we stopped at a Farmers market and picked up a few goodies and saw the vast fields of the San Diego Ostrich farm.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
I love all the new posters popping up that emphasise fresh food so I did my own take on this theme. I wanted to pick something a little different for the title and went with It's Alive a nod to Frankenstein.
A few years ago I went in to weed a garden and learned that I am allergic to it. I could do it if I kept my sleeves down and gloves on but I am addicted to rolling up my sleeves. I'm not sure what I'm allergic to but I have to stick to container gardening if I ever what to make it as a farmer.