Monday, 23 April 2018

Hidden Creatures in Natural Forms

Sorry for not having posted up a blog for such a length of time, but I have been busy using my grey matter on the project below - well that's the excuse for my absence !


We were given some antlers a few weeks ago by a good friend and decided to do something with them, other than just hang them on a wall or above a doorway, as we had done previously.

So together we sat and studied their form, turning them this way and that, until our eyes and mind connected and we saw the hidden shapes.



This one Mrs H saw as a deer feeding or perhaps it is the fin of a whale?



This piece will be used as a pendant eventually.




Here is a branch of coral, a seal, a sea bird.



This tine became a necklace strung with moss agate, Connemara marble and aventurine.

Just one question. 

Do you see the shapes of other creatures hidden within natures' natural forms?



22 comments:

  1. Second from the bottom: a dancer on all fours with right arm raised.

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    1. Oh goodness I never saw that until you mentioned it !
      Thank you .

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  2. Very clever and imaginative. I see a seal.

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  3. I just adore that necklace Heron. Brilliant.
    When I was a child, in Winter my parents and I used to sit and find pictures in the fire - ahses, burning coals and logs are magic for producing all kinds of things - faces, animals and the like. Bark on trees is also a rewarding source of pictures. Love your suggestions.

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    1. Thank you for your admiration Weave - am sure Mrs H will be thrilled :-)
      Like your self I often see images all over the place for nature coupled with imagination are truly wonderful.

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  4. Annie Mac commented with : Exquisite and magical.
    A XX

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  5. Birgit H said: This is wonderful !
    I do this all the time, in the movement of leaves on trees, the branches, the bark are also full of possibilities and in the pattern of carpets too ... thank you for sharing,
    xx

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    1. Thank you Birgit and I am not surprised that you also see things :)

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  6. I see the deer and seal you mentioned.

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    1. Thanks Debra always good to know that my imagination isn't running wild :-)

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  7. Hi Mel -certainly sometimes I see things within an item ... but totally love the beads - delightful colours, so Irish ... and with the tine: so special and personal - cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you for such a wonderful comment, I showed it to Mrs H and she was doubly delighted :-)

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  8. I don't have a very imaginative brain when it comes to things like this but the third photo looks very much to me like a flying dinosaur.

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    1. Hello Graham !
      Well, now that you have said that it looks like a flying dinosaur, then yes I can see why you would say
      that :-)

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  9. I can see the grazing deer clearly, friend Heron ... not so much the coral, seal and sea bird ... instead I see a dancing polar bear ... anyway ... awesome pieces of art ... thank you for sharing in this post ... Love, cat.

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    1. Hello Cat!
      It is very interesting to read what you can see in the antlers "a dancing polar bear" that is a wonderful
      description and thank you for your kind comments too.

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  10. Antler hunting around in spring time is pretty common. Since there plent of pesty (can't help my self) deer

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    1. Correct Dora but you do need to know the exact locations and it would be a rare treat merely to stumble upon them when casually out for a walk - though that has been known.

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  11. Jane S said :
    Have always seen shapes, animals, faces, dragons in all nature. Figures in the fire & in clouds. Some of us have different ways of seeing than others "out of the corner of our eyes", or maybe just lucky to grow up in the days before everyone had TV. Rural Devon until 1960 with no electric. Our parents read to us & we made our own stories about our own world. And had pet dormice.
    I laugh every time they are shown on TV & the presenter bangs on about having a licence to handle them.
    Best wishes to you and Mrs H
    PS. And the very best time of year; Beech leaves & bluebells & sunshine !

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    1. Thank you very much indeed Jane for your most interesting and informing comments. All of which I totally agree and comprehend.

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