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“Red Ribbon”, Landscape art in China

“Red Ribbon”, Landscape art in China

The Thange river Park in Qinhuangdao, China is situated along a river and for many years the park was a deserted land with no useful function. Seedlings of popular trees were all over the place, the park was neglected and some parts became garbage dumps….

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Susanna Bauer

Susanna Bauer

The works of Susanna Bauer are trully amazing… Most of her pieces are small sculptural objects often based on found natural materials, like this commission for a Christening Spoon. I was given an old spoon, found on the road and probably bent over by a…

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Huge birds nest

Huge birds nest

The first Open Atelier Route held in our county was one big success. Twee weekends long our Atelier was filled with visitors who were interested in our jewelry. So now after talking to all these people, serving umpteen drinks and heaps of cookies, showing, explaning…

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First flight

First flight

Not as much as in the picture, but on my daily walk with the dogs I saw many newly fledged young starlings. Every year we have a few nests under the roof tiles of our house, first you hear the starlings build their nests, you…

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A young hare and an Art Route

A young hare and an Art Route

One way to give young grassland birds a chance for survival is the methode of mowing the grass “mosaic style”. The farmer cuts the grass not all at once, but leaves throughout the pasture uncut areas of strips of long grass. These strips can function…

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Changing American landscape

Changing American landscape

Victoria Sambunaris a photographer from New York, is obsessed with the American landscape. In her latest series she makes thought-provoking photographs that document the geography of a changing American landscape. “The Border” series is a study on the intersection between land and civilisation. Man on…

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Inspiring birds!

Inspiring birds!

Once long ago I was a perfect city dweller. When I lived in Amsterdam, I knew everything from the latest movies, attended dance performances, fine shops and galleries. Enjoyed sitting on terraces eating fine food and dancing until dawn. At that time I knew nothing…

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Beautiful ceramics and more

Beautiful ceramics and more

I discovered a new ceramist I really like! Her name is Mel Robson and she is a Brisbane-based ceramic artist. Her stunning works are inspired by items from the domestic landscape, such as maps, letters, sewing patterns, old wallpaper and photographs, and evoke both memories…

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Building a nest

Building a nest

The birds in my garden are all very busy building their nests. The great tits and sparrows make good use of the dog hair which flies through the air when I brush the dogs. And the path to the studio is filled with twigs that…

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Native American traditions

Native American traditions

Artist Erin Shaw makes ferocious headdresses. She uses found materials like twigs, bark, and moss, along with vegetable-dyed wool roving, to craft her headpieces as a way of connecting with Mother Nature. Although Shaw’s precise genealogy is a mystery to her, she’s always felt an…

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