My children are magpies. They find the most extraordinary things: rusted nuts and bolts, fossils, lichens and unusually shaped bones, stones and sticks.
Grace brought me in a recent haul:
Lichens; in detail these are incredibly beautiful. We have identified all these lichens from our Lichens in Ireland book (what lichen-geeks. I know)
And this really unusual, very beautiful branch; reminds me so much of Georgia O’ Keeffe:
Do these excite you in the same way that they excite me?! I’ve been drawing these and cannot wait to use them as structure in my paintings 🙂