About the Event
Join us March 29th at 1:00 PM (ET) for a virtual Café for Care Partners. After you register, we will send you the Zoom link and instructions.
Please note: this event requires you to gather some supplies, read on to learn more.
Susie Morgan is back by popular demand! Let’s get our hands on plants and (re)connect with nature through leaf and flower printing – with a twist. We will take a look at unique ways in which nature-based artists use flowers and leaves to create unique works of art. Then, we will create our own artworks using the pigments of leaves and flowers found around the home. We will be invited to share the materials we have and/or our finished artworks at the end of the session, if desired.
Susan Morgan has a master’s degree in Public Horticulture and a certificate in Horticultural Therapy. Her mission is to cultivate the connection between people and plants for restorative well-being. At eat|breathe|garden (formerly The Horticultural Link), Susan engages participants with hands-on, plant-based activities through her social and therapeutic horticulture programs – in person and virtually. She lives and gardens at 8500 feet in the foothills west of Denver, Colorado.
Please see the supply list below:
– Assorted leaves and/or flowers, at least 2-3 (or more!) different clippings – these may include leaves and flowers collected from houseplants or outdoor plants. Or, you can purchase cut flowers from your local florist, gather herbs from the garden or local grocery produce section, or pull leftover materials out of a floral arrangement. For added fun, experiment with leaves and flowers of various colors, textures, and scents – let’s be surprised together with how they transfer their pigments onto paper. If using flowers, opt for vibrant colors, rather than light, pastel colors – vibrant colors transfer more visible pigments onto paper.
– White piece of paper, such as watercolor paper or printer paper, at least 5″ x 7″ size or larger, preferably not colored paper and no lines on the paper
– Permanent marker, pen, or pencil
– Optional, smooth rock or other heavy handheld object for smashing leaves and/or flowers onto the paper
– Optional, masking tape or similar for creating a clean edge around the paper
Note: If gathering supplies for someone else, opt for non-toxic, non-skin-irritating plant materials.