Collage inspired by these lines from “Spring” by Gerard Manly Hopkins:

“The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush
The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
With richness..”


blue, bird, poem, ink, japan, collage, blossom, spring, mount, manly, fuji, stamp, swallow, hopkins, gerard


  • thickblackoutline
    thickblackoutlineabout 6 years ago

    i really like how you’ve done this… and how you’ve been inspired. the white areas remind me of trees, a high hedge, snow… beautiful stuff!

  • “trees, a high hedge, snow” it’s lovely to hear what you see TBO, thanks so much.

    – purelydecorative

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingabout 6 years ago

    certainly is a rich blue…ooo I must get out the paints!

  • I find that inks (Dr Ph Martin’s are the best but expensive and hard to find) give me the most intensity, they just seem to be a lot more saturated than paints… but a lot trickier to control!

    – purelydecorative

  • robotsdream
    robotsdreamabout 6 years ago


  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingabout 6 years ago

    and lovely paper to soak it up…what are you using?

  • Some scrummy hand made recycled cotton rag from South India- Khadi papers- they have a web-site too I’m a sucker for a deckle edge.

    – purelydecorative

  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaabout 6 years ago

    You and spring go hand in hand Rebecca, beautiful and creative work, lovely.

  • I really am a pagan Earth worshipper Sylvia, but it only becomes super obvious in Spring! Thanks for your ongoing loveliness.

    – purelydecorative

  • genevievem
    genevievemabout 6 years ago

    this is so lovely!

  • Thanks Genevieve!

    – purelydecorative

  • Melanie  Dooley
    Melanie Dooleyabout 6 years ago

    WOW. That is amazing. And I love the little homage to Japan in the stamp.
    Spring does interesting things to us, huh?

  • Thanks Melanie- I found a whole packet of the oh so lovely Japanese stamps in an op shop for $1.50- bargain I say!

    – purelydecorative

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingabout 6 years ago

    over in my other lighter persona soxyfleming I actually make paper, though not from rag, maybe I should try that….she starts thinking…..perhaps I should post you a piece to play with!

  • Ah… a dual personality! How did I miss that? I’d be honoured to recieve a piece of your paper!

    – purelydecorative

  • AlteredIllusions
    AlteredIllusionsabout 6 years ago

    What a wonderful piece! I love the contrast between the intense blue ink and white paper – very nicely balanced collage elements!

  • myeye
    myeyeabout 6 years ago

    beautiful piece again hehe

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