For the love of trees

I love trees, always have. I still remember some of my favorite trees when I was growing up. One was a gigantic Eucalyptus tree.  It had an old owl living in it and I was always afraid it was going to fall on our house during bad storms. You could hear the branches rubbing together, creaking and whaling.  This tree was truly magnificent, and its fragrance was intoxicating. 

I also loved a white mulberry tree. This was my climbing tree. I would frequently climb up and hide in its branches. The fruit was delicious and abundant. And I could never forget what we called the popcorn trees, which were flowering plum tress.  We would shake them and dance in the blossoms that came raining down. 

Im not sure if I will ever get over my fascination with them. I am currently reading the book – The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from a Secret World by Wohlleben. Its a wonderful read so far and I am really learning so many new things about trees. 

Here are a couple of new pieces I recently finished. Trees of course.

Connection to the Divine by Shannon Amidon

Connection to the Divine – 3ft x 4ft Encaustic with 23k gold leaf

Amid the Noise and Haste by Shannon Amidon

Amid the Noise and Haste 36″ X 12″ Encaustic with 23K Gold Leaf