“Art is literacy of the heart” Elliot Eisner / “Arte não é pureza; é purificação, não é liberdade; é libertação.” Clarice Lispector

segunda-feira, 17 de outubro de 2016

T stands for Flowers and Trees

Hello T- Gang!

It's been awhile since I took part in Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesday. It was the end of the third bimester here and I work at three schools so you can imagine the amount of work I had correcting tests and evaluating students. Besides all the new policies here made me down. The target is always Education and Social Welfare. Sometimes I think the world has gone mad and I feel like a fish out of water. I wish things could be different for my students and my people. According to the new policies the spending on social welfare will be limited for twenty years.  It will reduce health and education programs dramatically. Needless to say I fear the future.

But let's talk about nice things now. Last week I went to Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden. Let's visit it again with me?

The Japanese Garden 

Can you see the kois in the water? I was amazed. What a peaceful place!

I saw a lotus flower for the first time in my life. I wasn't lucky when I visited The Botanical Gardens the other times: there was no lotus flower to be seen. But last Friday  I was amazed. There was only one flower so I had to immortalize it. Can you see me and Miss Lotus?

Here is the orchids greenhouse. So beautiful!Pure delight!

I love orchids. They are rare and difficult to cultivate.

I will post more next week. I took 174 photos. So prepare yourself for an overdose of plants and flowers.

I created some papers. It's all yours. Just right click and save them.

And here is for Susi and Valerie. It is spring here. Today was very hot. We are observing DST now so we are one hour ahead.

I made the background with watercolor pencils. Love the effect.

A flower for you all. Have a magical week and visit Elizabeth's blog.

16 comentários:

  1. Oh gosh, I just left you a long message and accidentally deleted it. I'll try to remember what I said.

    First, thanks for the sweets and coffee. I see you included some cream with it, since that's how I drink my coffee.

    You are so lucky to have seen a lotus flower. I've never seen one, and I don't think there' anywhere near here that has them. I see lots of orchids on desks on TV and wonder how often they have to be replaced, because they are so difficult to grow. I'm sure these in the greenhouse have just the right amount of heat and humidity to grow their best.

    It may be autumn here, but it feels like summer. Today we hit a new record high of 101 F (~39 C). The last record was in 1921, where the record was a mere 94 F (~34 C). I'm sure that lovely autumn inspired art will be quite welcome for Valerie's AJJ theme.

    Thanks for sharing your art, your lovely photos, and your coffee and cream with us for T this Tuesday. I look forward to seeing more photos from the Japanese Gardens. And it's so good to have you back on Tuesday, too.

  2. I know about school change and how it can get you down. Its all those people who don't spend time in the classroom who think they know how to policy. At least here. The botanical garden looks amazing. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  3. What an amazing post Karla - gorgeous! Thank you for the wonderful page meant for Art Journal Journey! Happy T-Day ♥♥♥
    oxo Susi

  4. Your post is totally full of fantastic things today. That selection of baked goodies is fabulous, I could cheerfully eat them all, and the photos from the botanical gardens are wonderful. LOVE the journal page for AJJ, thanks so much for creating it. And BIG thanks for sharing those wonderful papers! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  5. i know what you are talking about when it Comes to School things... annoying. like erika said: decisions by People from outside, not knowing what they talk about... i wish you strength to go through it
    i love botanical gardens. so calming, aren´t they? i sometimes take a book with me and some Sandwiches and spend the whole day there.
    happy t-day, karla! chin up!

  6. Absolutely wonderful post! I love the photos you shared and your gorgeous work of art made for AJJ! The warm colors look amazing!

  7. This was a good post to read, love your art pieces and journal pages. Gorgeous photos of the gardens you visited as well.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

  8. That basket of sweets is art in itself! Gorgeous photos of the gardens and I am so happy for you to see your first lotus bloom. The patterned papers are fabulous-thank you! And I love your beautiful bird silhouette. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful things . Happy T day!

  9. Hi Karla!!

    You can take me to the Botanical Gardens anytime you want to. love all the photos! How in the world do they get those pastries so shiny i wonder?? I'm trying to think ... i don't think i've ever seen a lotus flower in bloom in person before.... Love the seed pods too... Your bird silhouette is beautiful!! Happy happy Tday! Hugs! deb

  10. Lucky you to have seen the lotus flower. I have never seen it.
    The photos are beautiful. What a lovely gardens.
    Yes, I worry too about the future and I no longer work. (just as well). There is no money for anything good and positive. Most governments are in survival mode!
    Happy T-Day,
    And have a good week,

  11. Thanks for sharing your trip to that garden. What a delightful and peaceful place! Happy T Tuesday

  12. The basket of baked goodies looks so delicious - yum! It looks like you had a wonderful time at the botanical gardens and such a great place to relax! I love the lotus flower, very beautiful :-). Wishing you a Happy T Day! J :-)

  13. I would love an overdose of plants like these! I did take some time trying to decide which of those pastries to choose.....but just couldn't! I love your journal page! Hugs, Chrisx

  14. I would love an overdose of plants like these! I did take some time trying to decide which of those pastries to choose.....but just couldn't! I love your journal page! Hugs, Chrisx

  15. What a wonderful stroll through the gardens, I enjoyed your photos very much.
    Beautiful journal page, must be hard to create fall/autumn when it is spring where you live.
    Happy t-day and thank you for the visit and the comment.

  16. OH !!!! Such lovely flowers ♥♥♥♥♥ I have never seen a Lotus in bloom either but some day hopefully. Our fall weather here has turned back to summer heat but it is only temporary and will be cooler next week :)


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