Sunday, October 13, 2013

Crafting With Nature: Pebble Mosaic






Mother Nature was kind enough to dump a few tons of fresh white sand on the creek banks for us this summer.  Lots of sand and stones to play with, so we decided to have another go at nature art.  This time we made a simple mosaic out of colorful stones.  We had such fun searching for the right size and color for each section of the mushroom, and we were all happy with the final result - so much so that we're thinking of making a permanent one set in quick set concrete.  It would be lovely to have a garden paver to remind me of our special day at the 'beach'.

I hope this inspires you to go out and make a little artwork with nature.  It's so fun, and can be quite a meditative experience.  Why not check out the link above and see what inspires you?  There are lots of leaves and twigs and pinecones and such around this time of year.  What might you make with them?
Please let me know if you do.  We'd love to see what you make :)

Thank you to Jules at Adventures in Thread for inspiring us to make our own nature art.  Hopefully, there will be many more to come!

7 comments:

margaret said...

oh Yes Starr your mushroom should be made permanent and it will be a lovely reminder of when you and the boys had such fun making it.

Jules Woolford said...

Loving your mosaic mushie! You should absolutely create a permanent one - I can see a whole set of nature mosaics looming here......leaves, seedheads...etc!x

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Its so funny that you posted about nature art today. We relined the pond this year and will re-landscape next year. I've been thinking about how to use Nature Art in that area to replace certain plants. This post inspires me to think even further "outside the box".

I always love your posts about enjoying time with your boys at the creek. I think you are probably a great mom. These posts remind me of when my daughter and I went to the St. Joe River bay at the end of our road to feed the Mallards when she was small. Gosh...30+ years ago. You will never forget these special moments with your boys.

Penny said...

Lovely mushroom!! Being outside with children is more than fun for them -- its absolutely joyful for the adult.

Suztats said...

Your pebble art looks fabulous! What fun to play and create in and from nature! As well as making nature art, you are making wonderful memories. WooHoo.

Valerianna said...

Looks like a fun day (and love the boy in socks in sand :)

Winnie said...

What a lovely memory you and your boys created! It would be a great feature if you made a permanent mushroom mosaic! :)