This month's inspiration artwork is "Trees Laden with Parasites and Epiphytes in a Brazilian Garden" by Marianne North. Quite the catch title don't you think? North was a Victorian biologist and botanical artist known for foreign travels, writing, and plant discoveries in addition to her botanical paintings. You can read more about the painting and the artist over on the Art Bead Scene blog HERE.
Trees Laden with Parasites and Epiphytes in a Brazilian Garden, 1873
by Marianne North
Oil on Paper
Because of the tan tones in the moth and the green swirly accent beads, I chose to work with brass for my design. (Also, I have a ridiculous stash of Vintaj!) I really only added a few extra czech glass beads and a few brass beads to the mix and made wire wrapped links. A few little dangles from the pendant and I was done. To avoid and Christmasy leanings, I stuck with the black and pale greens from the painting.