Servus, dear visitor!

Servus and a warm welcome to my other "Von Pappe" blog.

This blog is meant to be the place where I want to share with you my more personal and precious creations. I also want this one to be the place where I share with you some of the thoughts, feelings and ideas behind my makes or sometimes even just let the artwork speak for itself.

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Claudia - aka "die amelie" x

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Things we love to do...

...when we are out, enjoying a walk in the lovely Vienna Woods: creating "land art".

Especially when my son was a bit younger - five or six years old - he loved to lead the way, leaving arrows on the narrow paths when they branched so we could follow and find him. Sometimes he just used large branches to form a gigantic arrow, at other times he left little land art "treasures" like the one I want to share with you today:

What makes land art so special is that you create just for the joy of creating, knowing that wind, rain or other travellers on this path will soon destroy your creation. The colours of leaves, stones, moss or bark are a neverending source of inspiration and there are some land artists who really create the most wonderful projects. Using flowers pollen to "paint with", arranging moss or rocks so they form special patterns....which brings us back to "mark making". Remember when I talked about mark making in this post?

What makes land art so special is the fact that we use what's to be found in nature but create something artificial with it... a pattern or shape or installation that indicates that we were there. Humans....who are able to give objects new meaning and/or order (well, some animals do too ;). Leaving traces for others to detect... not only children love to do this. ;)

A gorgeous post over at Manu's blog today reminded me to try create some land art as soon as the weather and time will allow me to do so. And it also reminded me of this land art project my son did some years ago. I hope you like it and maybe will create some land art too some time. We invest such a lot of time imitating textures and/or colours that are inspired by could our projects look like that were done with what nature provides us with - done in nature? I would love to learn!

Thanks for stopping by! Claudia x


  1. Mich spricht das sehr an Claudia- ein schöner post...
    ich mag gern vergängliche kurzfristige kleine Kunstwerke zu schaffen , wie Blumen arrangieren / Blättermandalas .. das ist das Kind in uns.. und auch so viele Hobby Künste
    wie Blumensteckkunst , Gärtnern , Sandmalerei ja im Prinzip nichts anderes...
    eigentlich ist es viel schöner im Einklang mit der Natur etwas zu werkeln....
    wr haben natürlich heute einen Trick unsere kleinen vergänglichen Werke,
    wenn wir es denn möchten mit der Kamera doch wieder längerfristig zu archivieren....

  2. Liebe Claudia, ich mag Deine Gedanken von Vergänglichkeit und Spuren hinterlassen. Das hat mich sehr berührt und war dann schließlich ganz erstaunt, daß Du durch mein Foto dazu gekommen bist. Ich freue mich!
    Alles Liebe, Manuela

  3. sehr stimmungsvoller Beitrag, für mich ist die Natur auch die beste Inspirationsquelle überhaupt, Farben, Formen und Strukturen in Vollendung, als perfekte Vorlage für unsere Kreationen. Man muss sich nur den Blick für die kleinen Schönheiten am Wegesrand bewahren! LG Kerstin