Posted on March 17, 2017

A Green Collage for St Patrick’s Day

Green is poison and envy and nature and purity.

It’s trees and leaves and moss and algae. The flight of summer’s exotic birds and a delicate butterfly and leafy palms and frog spawn.

I love green. Every shade: mint, olive, grass, pine, chartreuse…

For this week’s GREEN-themed collage I chose a woodland theme: this lone toadstool standing proud in the silence (is it silent if there’s no-one there to hear?)

Into the Woods, Green collage, The Collage Club

The bird’s nest adds a hint of colour and outsize interest in the foreground, confusing perspectives, while the angles of the branches just line up between the different forest imagery, the gloss of the photograph adding surface contrast (far right).

I love the juxtaposition of the brightly-coloured budgie perching on the toadstool in the gloom of the woods. Only in a collage!

And I couldn’t resist adding some detail in a combination of bright green-greenery mending wool and this snappy metallic yarn. It came out like a simple flower outline so I went with it.

Into the Woods, Green collage, The Collage Club

The shamrocks are an added, seasonal bonus considering the occasion. I didn’t go searching for them but I found them just the same. I guess that’s the luck of the Leprichaun Happy St Patrick’s Day!

Check out some other GREEN-themed collages, here and here, plus some fun green vignettes.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Collette March 21, 2017 at 12:25 am

    I’m loving the collages, you produce some really interesting and layered images. I love green also, I find the very pale greens very calming. I think because it is the colour of nature, I particularly love the greens I see in beach vegetation, so subtle yet hardy.

    • Reply daintydora March 21, 2017 at 2:41 pm

      I know what you mean about the calming influence Collette, and I think it must be something to do with nature. Hills and trees and leaves. It’s just restful on the eye isn’t it? And beach vegetation is very hardy. Thank you for your lovely words xx

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