We had a very successful day turning rubarb and hosta leaves into mortar birdbaths, birdfieeders and garden art. Here John is creating a dramatic leaf with his steep hill of sand and his large rubarb leaf. It just takes some simple supplies and several hours of work. They are now curing in the garden with pieces and parts of the leaves still sticking to the mortar. John was Mortar Man and had to wait until the end to get his turn.....there were seven ladies making leaves so lots of chatting and laughing as we went. This was the first session back in June. We have since had another so feel we are getting the hang of it. There are lots of ways to go about it and according to my neighbor, Laurie, lots of info on the web. I'm available as a consultant to friends that would like to host a leaf making at their house!!
I have spent a morning making fish print t-shirts with Helen and a group of people and must say it was a great way to have fun. We laughed and talked and just had the best time AND I came away with a unique piece of wearable art that everyone comments on when I wear it. I can't wait to try the leaf birdbaths!