Making Art that’s You

Making Art that’s You


Well, it’s a pretty cold autumn morning and I’m on my way to my mother’s house to see how she’s doing and to see what she is up to. This is her basement workshop. A few years ago, she started to make art, mixed media art, but she didn’t use rubber stamps or stencils and she didn’t decoupage old steel engravings. My mum invented an art form all of her own. Her mixed medium is … … leaves. Big leaves, beautiful leaves, exotic leaves. She presses them and dries them and combines them with calligraphy. She calls it “Leafages”. She collects all kinds of leaves wherever she travels, and she brings them home and combines them with quotations and poems and prayers and she turns them into … Art. My mom’s always had beautiful handwriting and a very green thumb. She just loves nature and poetry, and this art form it’s very her. She says, art making is very calming and relaxing and fun, and she can’t wait to get back to her pens and her glue and make the next one. My mum, the mixed media artist.

Dereck Turner

18 thoughts on “Making Art that’s You

  1. Roberta Southwick says:

    How beautiful — on several levels! Good job, Mom!

  2. Bea Ast says:

    Wow, this is stunning! Thank you for sharing this beautiful art. I love it!

  3. Nancy Walter says:

    This is so beautiful. Love, love, love. And she lives in a magical woodland. You are so lucky Danny to have her, as is she to have you, to continually inspire one another. That is so rare.

  4. mery 234 says:

    It's so beautiful 😭❤️ wow

  5. Debs McLaughlin says:

    Beautiful mum and beautiful art! 😍❤

  6. Stephanie Alex says:

    Oh how amazing!! I love what she does❤️

  7. Sheri Cooper says:

    Thank you for sharing this. Beautiful art Mom.

  8. Debbie Clark Artist says:

    Danny, that was a lovely video. Warmed my heart and made me smile🌹

  9. Senneh Schemmil says:

    Stunning! 🍂🍃🍁

  10. Caroline Jones says:

    Thank for giving us a glimpse into your Mum's passion. A lovely video.

  11. Diane O says:

    That is so cool!! Thank you for sharing her beautiful art! What an inspiring location. Gorgeous.

  12. Dan Krsak says:

    Fantastic! I wish your Mom lived near me, she is inspiring

  13. Leah Bruscino says:

    So beautiful and unique! Thank you for sharing your mom’s art.

  14. Diane Tauber says:

    Thank you! So grateful you shared this story.

  15. Cindy Horton says:

    How cool is that!!!!!♥️♥️♥️♥️

  16. Crazy Cat says:

    So cool. Thank you for sharing. ❤️

  17. Henry Chamberlain says:

    Really enjoyed this!

  18. Denise Bongiovanni says:

    Wow, how nice! I love her leaf art, what a fun thing to do with one of my favorite parts of nature….leaves!

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