Friday, August 7, 2009

Inspiration: Pencil love

Coloured Pencils by Jonna Pohjalainen

My inspiration today comes out of an amazing Creative Space day yesterday (did you have a peek at everyone's industrious goodies?)... Well, I saw many lovely things but I was particularly taken with a couple of posts featuring pencils. It reminded me of this wonderful photo I'd bookmarked ages ago. This is the work of Jonna Pohjalainen at the summer Environmental Art workshop of the Open Air Art Museum in Pedvale, Latvia. Coloured Pencils illustrates how the everyday is connected to the environment by showing how it changes during different weather conditions and times of the day. I think I could very easily live with this daily reminder as a sculpture in my back yard! I love it :) It would play havoc with the soccer games, though...!
Don't forget to have a peek at Kirsty's pencil sculpture and Annamaria's fabulous pencil haul! I originally found Jonna's work on this beautiful blog.

12 comments:

Katherine said...

Oh I must have some! Thanks for sharing :)
xoxo

Kickcan and Conkers said...

I saw these the other day following this wonderful post on environmental art by Hazel at the Art room plant

http://theartroomplant.blogspot.com/2009/07/karrina-kiakkonen.html

We've both been looking for examples of environ. art following our discovery of the world beach project.

Anyway, did you see my post on pencil shaving sculptures Kylie?

http://kickcanandconkers.blogspot.com/2009/07/crayon-sculptures.html

So beautiful!

Amanda Nicole said...

I love love this image.

Nicola said...

These are so COOL! I wish they were really real pencils!

redmag said...

oooooooohhhh...I can just imagine a baltic giant lying down in a field on a sunny day doodling and dozing on a giant rug.....I too wish I had some in my backyard!

Fine Little Day said...

They look so cool yes.

gretchenmist said...

it's incredible!

caramela said...

Aren't they just superb? Wow Kylie thank you for mentioning and linking to my blog! I do have a thing about pencils!
Have a sweeeeet day!
Annamaria x

Fi* and NAO said...

Ohh how gorgeous!!
Thanks for that :) you just made my day

handmaiden said...

kylie, u find the most incredible images and i love the black tulle top from yesterday...I can understand why yr friend wanted one

glam.spoon said...

gorgeous and very inspiring. they look huge and make me feel very small...

mieke willems said...

wow, these looks so very nice! beautiful picture as well! i just see so many new posts here! i cannot follow! nice posts!