Salix Tree Art

Artwork by me, Silvia.. Ponderings and poetry by myself and other more talented writers.

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Location: the country, Ireland

My name is Silvia (also known as SalixTree ), I live in the Irish countryside. I write and illustrate children's books. I like to garden, cross stitch, crochet, and read fantasy books.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Computer and Lace

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." ~Henry David Thoreau

Monday, July 24, 2006

Z is for Zippers

Last page of an alphabet book.

"People seldom notice old clothes if you wear a big smile." ~Lee Mildon

Friday, July 14, 2006

Pixie Tree

"Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world." ~John Muir

This drawing is based on the old Yew at Crowhurst.
I see it as a place where pixies live and play.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Poppies and Bees

"Love is a canvas furnished by Nature and embroidered by imagination." ~Voltaire

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

StarryEyed, Felicity and Smile

A small section of a larger piece, which can be seen in Lovely Creatures blog.

"Happiness is the feeling you're feeling when you want to keep feeling it." ~Author Unknown

Monday, July 03, 2006

Stompin '76

"Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." ~Berthold Auerbach

Long long ago, my husband (who was then my boyfriend) and myself, and his brother and bro's girl went to a music festival in the mountains of Virginia. We had fogotten to bring the tent poles, so I went to the woods nearby to get branches, to which we tied the tent. Having no camera with me, I just had to draw a pic of the place. That's me in the little tent. Everyone was camped in this big cow pasture, and there was a great festival atmosphere going on.
I came across this drawing just the other day, looking through my artwork.

23 July edit: The promoter of Stompin 76, Hal Abramson,
has found my drawing, and is using it on his 30th anniversary website. A wild coincidence, I had no idea it was the 30th anniversary, wasn't thinking about dates when I put this up on my blog. Just thought it represented a summery event. So I think that's cool! His website: