26 November 2011

Scribbly Gum

Bonnie suggests for this weeks Photo Art Friday, we use a photo from our archives that never received the attention it deserved. Nature-study was one of my most favourite subjects in primary school years, learning and drawing inside our botany book, maybe various leaf shapes, or insects. Sometimes our teacher would take us on a walk through the bushland near the school, to return with a small collection of treasures to put on display in the classroom.

I'll forever be fascinated with nature, and decided to bring this photo to the fore demonstrating the charming 'drawings' on this Scribbly Gum eucalypt.  When the larvae of the Scribbly Gum Moth tunnel under the bark, this is what they create.


Bush Graffiti







Linking to Bonnie's Pixel Dust Photo Art Friday




Photo Art Friday

15 comments:

Leovi said...

Beautiful photos, charming and full of creativity, I really like.

Bonnie said...

That first image is an amazing piece of art. Nature is surely the first and best artist.

And what a stunning edit Carole, beautiful processing choices. So happy you shared your artistry with Photo Art Friday!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful texture work and a great model. Amazing Artwork. Have a nice weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

love that 'scribbly' gum moth! so cool!!!

Marilyn said...

Bush graffiti is a great texture Your finished image is a real masterpiece.

Birgitta said...

Love your photos here!Especial the blue tree!

Bonnie said...

Love your bush graffiti!!! The composition and editing of the tree image is gorgeous - love how you used the texture. Thanks for sharing your art with Photo Art Friday, Carole!

Pat said...

The Scribbly Gum photo is fascinating. I love the image of the tree also!

Nadege, said...

Amazing what you find on our gum trees.

I love trees and the work you have produce with the two pdpa texture is so gorgeous.

♥~Judy~♥ said...

I love your artwork. It is so creative.

Merike said...

I really like a first photo. It's amazing :)

Geke said...

What an amazing picture of what the Scribbly Gum Moth can create. Never heard of this moth. I'm learning a lot of the nature in your world.
Love what you did to the tree.

Karen Dorcas, Artist said...

love both - the first for its abstract qualities and the second for your processing - lovely work. thank you, kareninkenai (PAF)

Jan Castle said...

Very pretty!!! Just ordered my Photoshop Elements 10 (they let me do it as an upgrade from vs. 4!). Hope to be able to play with some of the textures soon!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Judy said...

Don't the moth larvae kill the tree? Or does the bark come off naturally?