Aug 23, 2013

DC: Nature


her very nature sprung from the forest floor 


inspired by the blooming fungi

though they were the fruit of the underworld

they also seemed like fairy kin

a mix of magic and earth
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finding mushrooms
is a great joy
they are colorfully creative beings

one of my favorites also to photograph
they can be found in my photography shop
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I am joining a wonderful group of artists who will share this weekend
inspiration: "nature"
hosted by lovely and talented Nadine from Tiny Woolf
 visit her site to find the other participants
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31 comments:

  1. She looks wonderful colored! Love your photos!

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  2. Ha tammie,in zwart wit was de tekening al heel mooi.
    Maar ik ga voor de kleuren prachtig.
    Ook de paddestoelen elke foto een plaatje zo mooi om te zien.
    Een groetje Christiene.

    Ha tammie, in black and white drawing was very nice.
    But I'm beautiful. The colors
    The mushrooms each photo a picture so beautiful to see.
    A greet you Christiene.

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  3. She looks very nice in colours. And the mushroom pictures you made are so pretty. When I look t them I can almost see the little fairy' s ;)
    Have a nice weekend.
    Liefs, Melanie

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  4. She's so sweet! Love those fungi, those pictures are amazing. Can you find all of these in your area? So beautiful ....

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  5. She does look great in colour. Amazing that there are so many different fungi...there are wonders everywhere in nature!

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  6. Cheerful beauty, thank you, Tammie! Leena

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  7. Your inspiration is essential.
    I love your work!

    Abrazos Tammie!

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  8. This is so magical! I love the lively colours of your drawing and the mushroom photos seem to be lively as well. I can nearly see them breath and hear them giggle... ;o)

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  9. wauw, those mushrooms!
    their colors and
    i like them in your drawing
    autumn is near....
    and
    do you have a new banner?!
    i like it!!

    Patrice A.

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  10. I remember the smell of mushrooms in the forest when I was a child, and my mother's advice, about not even touch them because they could be poisonous. so, for me, mushrooms have a mysterious meaning (besides being the home of the little elves in fairy tales)
    you have known photograph them in all their beauty. I congratulate you. and your illustration has the same charm. I like your new header! :)
    good week for you, T. L.

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  11. I love the mushrooms in your drawing, you captured them really good. also the feeling yoe describe, I see that in your drawing.
    And Wow! Are those your photo's? really good!!!!!

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  12. thank you everyone for your kind messages!

    hello Denthe,
    thank you for enjoying this piece. Yes we get amazing mushrooms, but it has been two years since there have been a good amount. We have Spring and Fall when they can be good and when it is good well it is amazing!

    Thank you for asking and for your visits!

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  13. Tania, i love your words: I can nearly see them breath and hear them giggle...
    thank you for that!

    Patrice A.: yes a new banner, thank you! it is a drawing from a couple of years ago. hair inspired by the Cedar tree (you must look close at the cedar to see it).

    Roberto, yes they are mysterious little beings that we have much to learn from and about. some are poisonous, some are not, just like plants.

    hello Celine,
    yes those are my photographs. I have a nature photography bussiness: www.spirithelpers.net
    thank you for enjoying them!



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  14. How lovely she is! And you did a fabulous job with those mushrooms! :) I adore finding mushrooms, too - I can never resist stopping to admire and take photos of them!

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  15. How lovely she is! And you did a fabulous job with those mushrooms! :) I adore finding mushrooms, too - I can never resist stopping to admire and take photos of them!

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  16. The coloured drawing is beautiful! Love how you added the colour - not necessarily colouring inside the lines. Also love all of the mushrooms, there are so many around in my part of the world right now too - beautiful!

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  17. The coloured drawing is beautiful! Love how you added the colour - not necessarily colouring inside the lines. Also love all of the mushrooms, there are so many around in my part of the world right now too - beautiful!

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  18. you photograph musrooms??!! wow. you must be a proper forest floor crawler!! i'm impressed.
    i love your self portrait too. can i call it that? ;)))
    n♥
    thxs for playing, tammie.

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  19. Oh Tammie Lee. This post from your fabulous drawing to those fabulous mushroom photos took me back to my childhood pastime of hunting for mushrooms in the forest near the frog pond. You made me sigh out loud with joy. Thanks.

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  20. Wow, what colorful mushrooms, Tammie! -sus

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  21. As a great mushroom lover I always enjoy seeing them pop up in your drawing and I agree with Patrice you used the color of late summer.
    The mushroom photos are absolutely awesome as well!
    Barbara
    P.S. Please feel invited to the next dc at my place/blog!

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  22. Dear Tammie,

    I found your art work AMAZING, love the colors of your pieces, the pictures are so funny and colorful too, I'm a mushroom fan so you can imagine how i like your post :)

    Have a nice weekend!

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  23. Can't pass up mushroom gazing! I think many of us share that trait ;)
    Your drawing is just lovely!

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  24. Your photos are wonderful! I love your artwork!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving comment!

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  25. your photos for sure do justice to these gems of late summer and autumn, stunning in their form and color. i love to see those colors side by side in your drawing, nature's wealth inspired you beautifully, xx

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  26. Tammie Lee I am sitting here squealing with delight! Mushrooms, and magical mushrooms at that! The mushrooms played a very important part in my contribution to this drawing challenge this week. I love how your gal's lips are the colour of the red mushroom, and her little mushroom choker necklace is so delicate. The colour of her eyes match the blue/grey mushroom and the light of the sliver of the moon reflect in the golden mushrooms. What a bouquet. Beautiful work as always! *smiles* Norma, xo

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  27. mushrooms are amazing...in art or real life. They have such an appeal....
    http://karenannruane.typepad.com/karen_ruane/

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  28. Beautiful mushrooms, both in painting and pictures.
    Wish you a nice weekend!
    Greetings from Vancouver.

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  29. I adore her with your touches of colour and your photos are magical :o)

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  30. I guess you made the right decision by painting the entire thing, it turned out just right!

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  31. Your mushroom photos are gorgeous. I love the colours and textures. I wish we had some like these around here to photograph but unfortunately we've only had the "stink mushrooms" growing on our property this year. They look like carrots but omg the smell...very true to it's name.

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