Monday, 17 October 2011

Pagan Inspired Paper Craft

As I become more in touch with nature, my themes in paper crafting seem to be heading that way too!
I made these spirit of nature or 'Green Man' and Woman tags: yet to await their fate of being hole punched and adorned with a suitable tie.

The Green Man is often shown to have a stern appearance but I wanted mine to look happy and approachable.

I also made a hare and the moon tag.  The hare is quite stylised with an extraordinarily long front leg.  Have you ever noticed how long their limbs are, or even their ears?  Handsome, lithe creatures.  No wonder artists are inspired to paint them.

21 comments:

greenthumb said...

So very cute. Love your work.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I love your little hare Simone! They are beautiful creatures, I had the privilege of holding one once, it had been rescued and then had become a pet as he couldn't go back to wild. He was gorgeous, just like an enlogated rabbit with the most fantastic ears.
Love your Green Men too, We saw them when we visited Roslyn Chapel in Edinburgh, famous from the Da Vinci code, the chapel had quite a few Green Men engravings.
Have a lovely week Simone,
Vivienne x

Rosie said...

You have been busy, Simone! I love your hare - they are such beautiful creatures aren't they? :)

magsmcc said...

I love the Green Man stories- I was thinking about him yesterday whilst tramping through some old Irish woords! Mattman is very interested in legends and we were discussing Norsemen and the Banshee, and I was racking my brains for Green Man tales. Must do some revision! I painted a plate once with a mix of Green Man/Picasso lady with wreath image. I liked it!

Helen Philipps said...

Love your new makes, Simone! The Green Man legends are so fascinating. And I love the image of the hare and the moon.
Enjoy your week.
Helen x

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

I especially love that hare and moon! Great angle on it. He really is a handsome fellow.
x Katherine

Toffeeapple said...

You are so talented Simone, I love your new makes.

gillyflower said...

These look so deceptively perfectly simple and wonderful! You clever thing!
Gill xx

Kathy said...

So simple, but so effective! Love the hare and the moon!
xxx

Lyn said...

will these be going into that book you promised me?!
xxx

Sal said...

Beautiful crafting,Simone! Very effective! ;-)x

Judy Hartman said...

Ohhh, how sweet Simone!!
I love your papercrafting!! These are wonderful!! xx

Shirl said...

Lovely work ... :0)

said...

Simone...they are adorable! i absolutely love your green man and woman and the hare has such a sweet expression.
this is wonderful, happy post! :o)

Anne said...

These are so happy. I hope you're feeling happy, too.

It's been ages since I've visited any of my bloggy friends and I'm sorry that I wasn't around to give you support when you were needing it. I always enjoy your blog and seeing things through your eyes.

Keep creating and keep finding the beauty around you. It's always there.

And thank you for your kindness and support. It means a lot.

Bluebell said...

Hello Simone,
You have done it again, making something so clever and unique. Two symbols of renewal, I love both the greenman and the gorgeous hare, I have a bit of a thing for hares, I have one or two ornaments of them including a moongazing hare.
Have a lovely weekend. x

said...

thank you for your kind words, Simone

we do miss our little angel piggle and there have been tears, but we are also grateful that he suffers no more and that we have so many fabulous memories to treasure

wishing you a lovely week x

amanda claire said...

These are beautiful Simone x

Kelly Martin said...

Aww these so much fun. They really made me smile. It is lovely to someone exploring creativity its so much fun!

Shell said...

Hares always remind me of my first rabbit which was a Rex .. its the slender face and tall legs.

ginny said...

i love these Simone x