seed pods 52 weeks of nature art

pods pinterest 52 weeks of nature art

Week 4 of 52 Weeks of Nature Art was all about seed pods!

AND Again! So much inspiration out there in the world on this beautiful theme.

I had collected a few pods from my local area, but instead looked to Pinterest for some inspiration. Here is my Pinterest board on pods


I tried a few different mixed media techniques this week to mix things up a little, including book paper, ink and air dry clay!

seed pod drawings 52 weeks of nature art

To get started this week, I drew a page full of seed pods. Like a seed pod party it was! I loved capturing all the different lines, patterns and shapes. So many gorgeous images to use.

seed pod & dipping ink 52 weeks of nature art

Then I chose a couple of pod designs to work with to draw in my sketchbook. I decided to glue some strips of an old book page into the pages, as these are so lovely to draw onto. I then thought I would give my new drop pen a go and this was a dream to work with. The lines that flowed from the drip pen were so satisfying to add onto the page. I loved creating this!

pink seed pod 52 weeks of nature art

There is so much we can do with these simple beautiful lines that can be found in a seed pod. I scratched the shape and lines into some foam (funky foam) to create a hand-made stamp.

clay lotus seed pod 52 weeks of nature art

There is something so fascinating about the lotus seed pod, that I felt drawn to carving its shape into clay. I was recording some new footage for my Mandala class (paint, sculpt and collage) and thought this was perfect for a natural mandala for us to create out of clay!

View more images as they unfold from the 52 Weeks of Nature Inspired Art here.


Participant images

Thank you to all who shared their images on Instagram using the #52weeksofnatureart hashtag. So much fun to see what you came up with and thank you for sharing! Here are a few I gathered to showcase. See all the gorgeous images here We also have a Facebook group where participants are sharing there too.

participants seed pods 52 weeks of nature art

Top Row: @kara.peters | @jane_delorenzo | @blossomrising

Middle Row: @soosie_stackhouse | @cathringressieker | @fabienne.tosi

Bottom Row: @Uli Day | @jane_delorenzo | @4ravens

Would you like to join me? Here are the deets

a year of nature inspired artEach week in 2016, I’ll be focusing on a particular theme from nature.

I will post the theme every Monday and pop my photos, sketches and any creations I feel inspired to share on my Instagram and also my Facebook artist page, using the hashtag #52weeksofnatureart.

If you would like to join me, you can find the upcoming themes on the main page here and ways you can share your findings along the way!

I am excited to travel this nature art journey with you and thank you for connecting with me here, via my newsletter or social media.