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« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2009 07:38:24 PM »

I love them alll so much but the pages that has the swirls and the lilly of the valley is my fav
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« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2009 11:57:57 PM »

Sorry, I cant tell you the English name, I'm German, but here Cornus suecica is called "Schwedischer Hartriegel" (Schwedisch means swedish)

The others are called:
Linnaea borealis - Moosglöckchen (means little mossbell)
Saxifraga stellaris has a really similar name: Stern-Sternbrech (Stern meaning Star und Steinbrech the same as Stjärnbräcka)
Paris Quadrifolia is simply "Vierblättrige Einbeere" which translates "Four-leafed Oneberry", but its also called Krähenauge which means "crow's eye"
Convallaria majalis is "Maiglöckchen" which means "Little Bell of May"

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« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2009 02:09:45 AM »

thank you so much! it's fun to know the names in several languages, and knowing the latin names is such a good way to achieve that.

I'm working on some new pages in my book, but right now work gets in the way.
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« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2009 09:08:19 AM »

I love the book.  I was suprised to see the Linnea flowers a lot of people don't know about them.  I think they are also reffered to as 'Twin Flowers'.
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« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2009 12:38:54 PM »

I took a botany class a couple of years ago, and I've always been interested in plants and flowers:) Where do you live? I looked it up right now and learned that the Linnea and some subspecies grow in places almost all over the Northern hemisphere. I didn't know!  I only knew that it's a common flower here in Sweden. I love seeing it in the forest, surrounded by green moss!
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« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2009 06:06:36 AM »

I love these pages especially the sea one. Did you glue together the pages to make a thicker base for your paints etc. or did you prepare them in a different way (or not at all!)
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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2009 12:22:50 AM »

Most of my pages are two of the original pages glued together. I use watercolors to paint them, usually I start with giving the whole page a bottom color before I start drawing or gluing things to it.  I'm glad you like my pages!
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« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2009 07:59:09 AM »

I hope you post more of your pages.  I'd love to see more of your book!

This thread was a big help as I was working on another project.  Thanks!
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« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2009 05:59:07 AM »

I've finally managed to make some more pages!


The text is a hilarious Swedish poem about an old witch who is about to get completely mad. I made her look a bit more sympathetic in the picture than she appears in the poem Cheesy One of my favourites!


This page needs something more. I'm not sure what, any ideas? It's much darker in person. I love the huge amount of empty space in this one, I might leave it that way.


Jungle. Not sure what the little blue creatures are, but they are clearly inspired by a story people around here used to tell their children to make them come home before dark.


Himalaya and birds.

LaundryBunny, I'm glad I could help!
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« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2009 06:05:06 AM »

I forgot to post my Johnny Cash/Monkey page Shocked



The quote is from the song "Starkville City Jail".
I always draw these little monkeys when I get bored.
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