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All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God.
~ Thomas Browne
Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art more and more.
~ Vincent Van Gough

Most people know that the connection between nature and art is very strong. I think most artists go back to nature time and time again for inspiration. For most of us, being in nature is a destressor and very therapeutic. It is a way to “unplug” and see God’s hand in every small detail.

When traveling, I often pick up some small natural element as a memory of a place, whether it be a smooth, interesting looking stone, a feather, an intricate looking fern, or a deceased butterfly.

Lately, I have taken some of my collection and turned them into wearable works of art – jewelry.

Found Stone

Found butterfly wings in glass slide

Feathers and Rough Stones

Rough stone found while gem mining in North Carolina



  1. Reblogged this on carolloethen.

  2. welcome to the blogging here!

  3. welcome to wordpress. and thank you for following my blog. look forward to some of your stuff.

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