12.5.12

{Sun Prints Inspired by Nature}

Good Morning!!
How are you!?!?!?

It was a spectacular morning yesterday!
The kind of morning that just makes my soul sing:)

I poured my morning cup of joe and just took a little nature walk around the yard.
It's amazing what you can find in your own backyard.

It makes me feel proud because almost everything in it.....are things I planted with my own two hands.
and since I like to purchase the cheapest plants I can find...it takes years to see the pay-off!

Gardening can teach you a lot about patience.
I like to think that gardening is a metaphor for life..
to grow strong roots....you have to water plants well:)
In life....to grow strong roots....you have to nurture your spirit.

Follow your heart and spend your days doing things that truly make you happy....regardless of what you "think" you should be doing:)

In fact....just get rid of the word "should" from your vocabulary..:)
Live in the present and "just do" 

I am old enough now to know what my soul needs....
and I can tell you that I am a complete introvert that gets "my cup filled" by being alone.
by watching the day slowly unfold...
I am also a morning person...
I can't think of anything else I'd rather be doing then just watching the birds while taking a nature walk around my yard with my morning cup of joe:)
and if it's the afternoon....well then...it's with my lovely glass of vino.

I am completely inspired by nature....
the ebb and flow of life


 The flowers in my yard inspired me to do a little project that i've been wanting to do ...forever:)
 I am sure most of you have tinkered around with Sun Prints...but I never have:(
Maybe I was out ill in elementary art class on the day they did sun prints!!
But either way...how can you not be happy with art from nature powered by the sun!

 They were so simple to do:)
and I have no doubt i'll do more!!
Lots of ideas swirling in my head....
I ordered the sun prints from Dick Blick
and just a couple of hints....because the first ones I did ...didn't turn out:)
....be sure you are using flat items/plants/whatever...
just make sure they are flat...
I pressed my plants in a book for awhile to flatten them out:)
....be sure the sun is high in the sky....
the morning sun caused shadows and so the first ones I did were crazy looking:)
....don't let them process too long....
in other words....follow all the directions that come on the package:)
I am not always good with following directions


 Anywho...I just did 4 to practice and used flora from my yard...
but really you could use any flat item:)
letters...doilies...clothes.....whatever makes your heart happy!!



 I think they are so sweet:)
and of course you can frame them when you're done!!

I am just tinkering with ideas for our spare bedroom...I think indigo and white might be the color scheme i'll be going with:)
and these happy little sun prints will be perfect in that room:)

Happy...Happy Saturday!!
Now get out there and do something that makes your soul sing today!!


"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about
the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."       - Buddha

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  2. I can't wait to try this idea!! I love them!

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  3. Heather those are soooooo pretty! I just orderd some to do with my son and my niece when we all see eachother in June. What a fun project! As always, your creativity rocks!!!!

    It is a treat to read your posts!

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  4. Hi Heather! Your sun prints totally rock! They are so pretty! And you are so not alone in being an introvert and craving alone time!! It's what keeps us creative and happy :) Happy weekend!! xoxo Debbie

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  5. Lovely! I hear ya on mornings. Satturday mornings I wake at 5:30 and walk the beach, about 3 miles, with a friend. The sun slowly rises always bringing a different color of the day. I love this ritual!

    Love your prints!

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  6. Hey Heather! Great to hear from you again! I've never ever heard of sun prints. What a fabulous craft! I love that the sun does all the work! lol! I'm with you about being alone and being creative. I need my alone-time in order for my creativity to bloom! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  7. Love your prints. I am such a morning person. I love watching the early morning light and listening to the birds while enjoying my garden :)

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  8. I think I was out sick too on the day they taught us sun prints! And your garden grows so lovely. Mine. Well, let's just say my roots need some help ...

    :)

    Linda

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  9. Pretty pictures! I love the sunshine, sweet post! have a lovely day, xo Holly

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  10. What a beautiful post! It's made me wish that summer would hurry up and get here already! I can't wait to get out in the garden and enjoy the sun and some fresh air!

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  11. Love the sunny post. The pics are awesome. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Be blessed :)

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  12. What a lovely post and your sun prints are so beautiful!

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  13. Sun prints are so much fun! I used to do these with my boys...love that you framed them. (Framing GI Joe and Star Wars characters are not quite what I had in mind for our home decor...)

    Jane

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  14. your photos are beautiful Heather! :)

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  15. Such lovely photographs and sentiments. :) Nature can really make my heart sing.

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  18. Thank you for these amazing thoughts.....I will be in my garden with my tea as the sun come up..beyond that.it does not matter.

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  20. This is amazing. I actually had never heard of sun prints. I would love to make these!!! Thanks for sharing. :)

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