Description I came across these beautiful bright yellow goldenrod flowers along a nature trail.Goldenrods are a hardy perennial found in meadows, pastures, along the road, in ditches and even waste areas. They come from a genus of about 100species of flowering plants. Goldenrods can be used for decoration and parts of the plant are edible. They can also be used to make tea. Although they are considered weeds in North America, European gardeners prize the hardy plants. They are an attractive source of nectar for insects. Goldenrods are also held as a sign of good luck or good fortune by many.
Shawna Rowe Member Since July 2012 Artist Statement I grew up in a creative family who loved photography, music, art and random hiking adventures. That helped me to develop a love for nature and artistic expression early on. I've never limited myself to one particular medium but I do favor graphic shapes, bold colors and whimsical style. Whatever the medium, I try to include some or all of those elements in my work.
My family has always been a big inspiration and they feature in a series of satirical cartoons that I've done just for fun over the years. Each year I make a new cartoon to celebrate each of my daughter's birthdays. I've also made my own greeting cards for family members over the years.
Lately, I've been making detailed magazine collages. Each one is made of 100% recycled paper cut into tiny shapes and carefully applied much like paint onto canvas. It's an art-form that requires a lot of time and patience but I love this unusual way of creating. Thank you for visiting my gallery!
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