Salix Tree Art
Artwork by me, Silvia.. Ponderings and poetry by myself and other more talented writers.
- Name: Silvia Hoefnagels . Salix Tree
- Location: ...in 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.
Monday, December 25, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
" All these colour combos have given me an idea, especially with christmas coming...to do a 'white christmas' studio friday...where artists put together whatever they want...only using neutrals...or to be really strict....white, (being a textile artist its great to get back to basics and to restrict oneself to just one colour, then see how many different surfaces or textures you can find.)" ~ Jo
Monday, December 11, 2006
Favorite Christmas Songs
Lie still without a sound;
Like some soft minister of dreams
The snow-fall hoods me round;
In wood and water, earth and air
A silence everywhere"
~from Loreena McKennit's "a winter garden"~
There is a meme going around listing favorite Christmas songs. These are my favorite melodies of the winter season:
1. Spem in Alium, 40 voice piece by Thomas Tallis
2. Walking in the Air from The Snowman
3. Snow , Loreena McKennit
4. This Little Babe
6. What Child is This / Greensleeves
7. Drive the Cold Winter Away, Horslips
8. Fairytale of New York, Pogues & Kirsty Macoll
I've tagged a few people with this meme:
Friday, December 08, 2006
" We all have combos we are uncomfortable with. Let's explore the *why* of it..." ~ Michelle
I don't understand people who spend so much time making something in bad color combinations. I think it's the browns in these, combined with various dull colors that I don't like. Excuse me for saying, but it looks like digested food that didn't make it all the way through the body.Thanks to the knitters at You Knit What-part2 for these pics, they come up with the most awful stuff sometimes!
Monday, December 04, 2006
-- Garth BrooksThis is a virtual shop I once worked at. See "me" sitting and playing one of my crafted harps? Salix made musical instruments and jewelry as well. Lord Ulysses was a smith. Yonder walks Mythradin and further still is Zur'Goth.
Friday, December 01, 2006
lovely color combinations
A lot of the time, I look at what nature has put together in color combinations. Here are some flowers from my summer garden in my favorite colors:
Sometimes, looking at a single viola flower can be rapturous, the colors are like little watercolor paintings. Violas in violet and yellow against green. Happy and friendly colors.
This rose's color of peach is mingled with tones of yellows and apricots, again, backed by the color green. A warm and delicious color combo.
I love the subtle colors of blush pinks mixed with yellows and whites, soft and romantic.
Sweetpeas, in colors of reds, pinks and violets. A fireworks of colors! Bursts of energy!
I like all colors, my favorite being green and yellow right now. Green, the predominant color of plants, soothing to the eyes, relaxing and calming. Yellow, a happy and cheerful color, sugesting friendliness.