Thursday, September 16, 2010

Nature's Inspiration

I am inspired by nature. While on a leisurely walk I discovered a pair of acorn caps that were connected to each other. Instantly I thought about the fact that I was a twin, and stashed them in my pocket. It's portrait now hangs on my living room bookshelves among vintage books...

My medium of choice is a combination of a traditional printed etching and mono print. First I drew the picture, scratched really, onto a steel plate, etched it in acid, inked it with printers ink, put it through a press to transfer the image onto paper. Loved creating it and the results makes me smile - twin Kev and me...

Nextchapter, Etsy artist, represents acorns in these striking earrings, perfect for fall. Thank you Common Ground for all your inspiration and for Inspiration Friday...
Images: Brayton Homestead Interiors 1 & 2, etsy 3

17 comments:

Julie Marie said...

Hi Karen... love those acorn caps you found on your walk... how fun that you have a twin! The picture is wonderful, and I also LOVE those acorn earrings... you know me and Nature... so very important in my life... xoxo Julie Marie

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

Julie Marie, you always make me feel specialwith your wonderful comments. I so appreciate you.
thanks,
Karen

FrenchBlue said...

Dear Karen,
How special~ I love nature. Nothing inspires me more!
I hope your week is being good to you~
XO

Olive Cooper said...

Funny, I was studying acorn caps as I was walking the track each morning this week. They are so beautiful. Just like your etching. hugs♥olive

Kom Achterom said...

Ha Karen,
What a beautiful decoration!! wow so nice the colours so warm!!
and the earrings lovely
Wishing you a verry nice weekend
Yolanda

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

wow -love everyone's comments. Acorns are just fascinating pieces of nature's bounty: blogging friends are too...

Karen

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

What a wonderful piece! Thank you for explaining the method, I had no idea how it was done!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Karen, what a fabulous artist you are, it's such a gorgeous piece, and those earrings are so yummy for Fall!!! Thank you for linking up to VIF, glad you're here!
hugs and lots of love,
Debra

agnesofgod said...

I agree, you are a fine and talented artist. I was amazed of the detail when I enlarged the second picture. The earrings are very nice too.

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

love all you Fall admirers. love you for loving my etching- boy is that a line- haha

Karen

Blondie's Journal said...

Your etching is beautiful!! How talented you are, Karen! What a coincidence to find the connected acorns...I think they are so cute and a little bowl of them adds instant nature to your home!

Thanks so much for stopping by...I love your blog!

xoxo
Jane

Kellie Dobbie said...

Maybe those are lucky acorns that you've found, their resulting portrait was beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial on the etching.

Kellie Collis said...

Wonderful creations you have! Enjoy a glorious day, Kellie xx

Edward said...

Gisele said, " You are full of talent!! What creativity. Love that picture and the relationship. Those earrings are just wild!

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

thanks for all your wonderful comments. I love that you are enjoying my art work...

Karen

Debbie said...

Those acorn earring are just way too cute. Thanks for stopping over and your ever so kind comment.

Lisa said...

You are a very talented artist. You need to have an exhibit, it would be fasinating:)