Happy New Year friends! Does it feel good to know we are all still here and the Mayans were not right – this time?
I’ve started my year thinking of trees – yes really. New Years Eve was spent in the garden of the new house of friends and they seem to have acquired the right amount of bird attracting trees. This has set me on a mission to start planting some that will bring the bird life to our garden without resorting to hanging a seed bell or two from the trees that birds otherwise ignore.
In what turned out to be a little serendipity (I’m sure there must be another word for it) I stumbled upon two cool things. A book on trees – did you know we share 50% of our DNA with trees? It was a surprise to me. The second find was these gorgeous illustrations by Cathy at caitlihne etsy store. Aside from being wonderfully quirky she also incorporates trees into almost all her work. I think what drew me in the most was that her style really varies, sometimes very naive and other times very detailed. It was very hard to reduce my choice to 4 to show you today. You really need to go and see her other work – it’s truly lovely.
The images are all from caitlihne etsy store and are clockwise from top:
- Art Drawing Illustration A4 Print Stylised Trees Birds Woman Green Cream Pink Garden Leaves Contemporary – this is number 7 in a series featuring women and trees – cool right?
- Pen and Ink Illustration Drawing Black And White Art Monochrome Bird Art Bird And Tree Illustration
- 7 x 5 Small Illustration Print Art Stylised Bird On Tree Purple White Green Narrative Art
- 10 x 8 Art Illustration Print Fox Landscape Tree Winter Blue White Orange Drawing Watercolor