Inspire Me Give-Away- CLOSED


It has been a year since I started with my collection Hidden Memories. I've had so many beautiful reactions. Thank you all so much. It makes me very happy. I really want to create more Hidden Memories objects, but I need some inspiration. So I thought, I ask you!
And as a thank-you gift you can win this custom made Maple leaf brooch printed with your own photograph!

What do you need to do?
Leave a comment below telling me What is your favorite leaf or flower?
Please give me names of trees or flowers, like oak, cherry tree or violets. Inspire me!

The winner will be chosen randomly this Saturday. Good luck!

Reacties

GINA zei…
Hi Miranda, I love your creations to me I would love an oak leaf, would be fantastic, Gina kisses from MEXICO
Katie Morris zei…
I photographed hollyhock leaves over the summer and they really inspired me!
Vinexvogeltje zei…
Hi Miranda. You make really beautiful lasting memories. I love them. My favorite tree is the fig that stands here in the corner of our garden. My mom took a little cut from her holiday in Italy (Europe) and planted it in her garden. Than it grew into a big tree, while the weather here isn't perfect for figs (a bit too cold). My parents moved and again she took a little cut and planted it in her new garden. This also became a big tree. Whem we moved into our first house here, 6 years ago, she gave me a cut and it also turned into a gorgeous tree. Sitting under it is my favorite thing to do on a hot summersday. Now my brother and sister also got a house with a garden, they'll both get a cut as well. We'll see if they grow just as beautifully. It is this one fig ftom Italy that binds us together, even though we all live in different place now.
I hope this inspires you. Figs have beautiful big leafs, by the way :-)

Best regards, Annelies from the Netherlands
Innytoes zei…
I love the maple leaf (esdoorn). There are a bunch in front of my apartment, and they looked beautiful last week, all yellow and orange in the setting sun.

My favourite plant is the Thistle. It's a weed, but I think it's gorgeous and fun to say.

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Jonna zei…
Without à doubt ma favorite flower is a piony rose (pioenroos). I wantend them in ma wedding bouquet but they were not in season wen we got married in October so I had a fake one. i would love a broche of s piony rose with a picture of me and my husband and oud 2 children.
Theresa zei…
I love Japanese Maples, especially in the fall! I love your leaf prints!
Tamar zei…
Hi Miranda, I absolutely love your work. I started following your blog about a year ago and the reason why I love it so much is that it reminds me of my work as a photographer between memory and photography. I love the autumn dark red maple leaves that are scattered on the streets of Vancouver currently. my favourite flower is the peony... thanks for this opportunity!
Tamar zei…
Hi Miranda, I did write a message just now but somehow it got lost! so I was saying that I love your work and started following your blog about a year ago as it reminds me of some photography work I did a while back with memory and photography. I love the red autumn maple leaves scattered all over the streets here in Vancouver and my favourite flower is the peony. thanks for this opportunity.
nice job... so sensitive... i love your leaves... and my favourites would be olive tree, fig tree and "vigne"... Have a lot of fun Miranda!
PolClary zei…
We got a pine tree for Christmas last year and planted it in the garden. I told my daughter we should cut the top off, it was getting too big. The next day, there were little acorns in the top, like it heard me and was trying to save itsself! (It worked, too.)

I love roses and violets, too.
etre-soi zei…
Hello Miranda, these are beautiful memory art that you make :) Love them !
I'd say that my favorite flower is carnation because it was my moms favorite, whenver I see them I think of her even more and when I feel thgeir scent it transports me on time travel to those days when I still was her child.
Today I have a carnation bouquet in front of me, they are red, white, yellow and pink... a little bit of time bliss at home :)
Thank you so much for making this beautiful give away.
Your leaves are so beautiful! (I don't know if I am eligible - but thought I'd just let you know anyway)...My favourite flower is the gardenia, i love the shape of oak leaves and huge maples. i love pine cones too - if that counts!
Emily zei…
I have a special spot in my heart for ivy leaves!
di leiker zei…
Sycamore trees are super hardy, have enormous leaves and a wonderful camouflage bark and grow sideways, crooked or straight
Jessica zei…
The weeping willow is the most beautiful tree! My favorite flower by far is the toad lily.
Laura A. zei…
Thank you for this opportunity! I've admired your work for some time. And you haven't made it easy. Asking me to name my favourite flower or leaf is like asking me to name a favourite child.
I think my favourite flower is the periwinkle though. My grandparents were forced to leave their farm in World War II and years later we travelled back to see it. Periwinkle had grown all around the foundation of the house and my father took some back home, halfway across Canada. Since then we've transplated it in many gardens and I always give it to newlyweds because it's supposed to ensure a long and happy life together.
Warmly,
lshin116 (at) hotmail (dot) com
Ninette zei…
I don't have a favourite flower, but my favourite tree is the ash tree. We have two in our garden, and I love their leaves - they are just perfect leaves! The ash tree is also an important symbol in norse mythology
Favorite tree is a willow - strong like an oak, but humble enough to let its branches hang low.

Your work is beautiful**
My favorite leaves are ginkgos. I think they're so regal.
Greetings from Edinburgh, Miranda. Apart from being lustful for one of your brooches I wonder whether you might be interested in undertaking an artist residency at one of the Scottish archives and coming up with an exhibition. I will be delighted to help curate and fund-raise for it. I am currently free-lance curating this space: http://www.horsecross.co.uk/about/threshold-artspace/ Iliyana Nedkova
Helen zei…
I love Japanese Maple leaves, our neighbour has them falling over the back of our fence in a fabulous red. I also love the umbelliforous skeleton of Cow Parsley. i just can't help to take pictures of it.
Mercedes zei…
Hallo Miranda, wat een leuke giveaway! Ik zal het op mijn blog zetten.
Mijn lievelings bloemen zijn lavendel en rozen, mijn lievelings blad is dat van een geranium omdat het een mooie structuur heeft.
Groetjes uit Portugal, ik hoop dat ik de gelukkige zal zijn.

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The LD zei…
Such a beautiful broach! My favorite flowers are lily of the valley. They also have such a sentimental mourning feeling about them.

As for leaves, what would the leaf from a weeping willow look like in a broach. Are they too small, too long?
wendi zei…
My most favorite tree is the Dogwood- always seems to take my breath away!
TORY STEWART zei…
I know it's a popular one but I've always liked gingko, and as far as flowers go I have a soft spot for forget-me-nots. Thanks for the beautiful giveaway!
I think my favourite leaf would be the maple leaf, I have family in Canada and it always reminds me of them.

Your work is absolutely stunning!!
Schone Vrouw zei…
Beste Miranda,

Ik hou erg van de ginkgo biloba, die oerboom. En de linde, die mooie hartvorm, vind ik ook weg leuk. En (nog een laatste, mag dat??!!) de vijg, vooral ook omdat het zo'n groot blad is.

En wat maak je een mooie dingen, heel inspirerend.
Emmy zei…
I LOVE the blossoms of magnolia trees! They're so beautiful and smell lovely!
sweetgum for me! Cheers

Heather
bahar006 zei…
Hi, beautiful pieces, love them:)I like the oak leaves:)
lela zei…
I love gingko and maples best. Lovely leaves!
tak zei…
My favorite flower is Alcea (stokroos) and the capsules of Lunnaria annua (judaspenning) I think are beautiful too...
tak zei…
Ken je trouwens het boek: 'de verborgen taal van bloemen' van Vanessa Diffenbauch?
Een aanrader!

Liefs Marieke
Family Tree zei…
I would have to say for fav flower it would be black eyed susan. beautiful work!
Maple leaves are indeed my favorite. I am currently living on the other side of Canada from where I was born (in another part of Canada) and maples, sadly, are not very plentiful here.

I miss the colourful reds, yellows and oranges of autumn and maples.

One year my sister sent me a box of maple leaves for Christmas. I still have them 11 years later--they're a little crumbly, but I cannot part with them.

Janice
in Canada
lee irvine zei…
I love your art! I love the great whilte Aspen trees, they are as beautiful as the early dawn, and the wind ruffeling their leaves as they stand tall and strong in the beautiful sunny summers and glissen like gold when autumn days come, they weather the storms and snow when winter sets in.
So thats why I like the idea of using the small aspen leave design and printing lasting memory photos that you could cluster like the photo pendants that they put on silver chains, and bracelets only using your naturals or dark bronze necklacesI do not know is your leaves would work on bracelets though. (Just a thought!)
Hanna zei…
I love ranunculus and lavender!
Liz zei…
my favorite has always been dandelions in the fluffy, white stage. so light and pretty. i also love long, trailing ivy.

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nikki zei…
i'm a gingko leaf kind of girl!
Bonnie zei…
I like the Bigleaf Magnolia leaves. Native to my homestate of Alabama, when they fall from the trees they look like old paper covering the forest floor. It's one of the secrets you get to learn about your home.
Tuin 21 zei…
Inspiratie halen uit de natuur is bijna 'als vanzelf'..Wat is er mooier dan de natuur?
De boom die mij het meest inspireert is toch wel de eik. De bladeren verkleuren mooi in de herfst. Maar misschien inspireert deze boom wel omdat deze zo oud kan worden en geassocieerd wordt met wijsheid. Een bloem kiezen die inspreert is wat lastiger..ik denk dat ik dan kies voor het juffertje in het groen (Nigella) en de zonnehoed (Echinacea). Beide bloemen komen voor in verscheidene kleuren. Het juffertje spreekt meer tot de verbeelding, de mooie veer-achtige blaadjes, de bijna feeerieke kleuren..en zelf na de bloeitijd zijn de zaaddozen prachtig. De Zonnehoed is meer een statige bloem, waarschijnlijk omdat ze weet dat ze geneeskrachtig is? Ook als deze bloem begint 'uit te bloeien' blijft het hart mooi en lijkt zelfs wat vuriger te worden, te gaan branden.
My favorite leaf is the oak leaf; it has so much character! My favorite flower is the Gerbera Daisy.
an zei…
I prefer a ginkgo leaf - they're like little umbrellas. The fact it's one of the last members of a tree family makes it very special as well! Our ginkgo biloba tree is now perfectly yellow, a bright spot in our garden!
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanse_notenboom

love your jewelry!
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la boom! zei…
Hello Miranda!
I love your work ;)))
My fav tree is Plane tree (or Platanus). You meet them all the time here in Greece especially next to lakes or rivers. A for flowers I totally go with peonies.

Thank you for this wonderful give away!
ksukeena@yahoo.com zei…
ginkgo leaf definitely... and your work is fabulous
malibou zei…
I do love the shape of an oak leaf, but I also love the funny shape of a tulip tree leaf. Flowers, hmmmm I have a lot of favorites. Naked Ladies always catch my eye, and I really like society garlics little orb of purple.
Phoebe Stout zei…
Hello Miranda! I've always loved Ivy. The way it grows so wildly and creates such tranquility. When I was little, my father planted ivy all around the perimeter of our porch. It grew up the screens and created a hidden retreat. Your passion is inspiring. Best wishes!
I love Japanese maples in all of their varieties. What about herb leaves - cilantro or parsley? Palm trees are wonderful too - I always know that it must be vacation if I see a palm tree!
vinne zei…
Hey Miranda,wat een plezierige blog heb jij zeg,en dan ook nog zo creatief!Ik vind ginkoblaadjes heel mooi,ze hebben een gekarteld randje en een gleufje wat ze heel speciaal maakt.En klaprozen ook al zijn ze heel teer,maar als ze gedroogd zijn, zijn ze vaak heel mooi van kleur en minder kwetsbaar.Ik wens je in ieder geval nog heel veel creatieve invallen en veel succes.Lieve groeten,vinne
leslie zei…
i love the delicacy and insistence of the johnny jump up...(a type of violet, i think)
Hi Miranda,
my favorite leaf is lavender, love the shape and smell of it :-)
my favorite flower is the freesia, love their colors, amazing smell and curve of their stems.
thanks for this great giveaway, your work is so wonderful :-)
aleka
Eva zei…
Your creation are lovely! My favorite tree is the willow, but I also love the shape of the oak leaves with the little acorns.
Hannah zei…
These are gorgeous!

I'm going with a flower...my favorite is an orchid! They look like modern architecture to me, and are simultaneously sensual and romantic while still somehow structured and manly.
Roos zei…
Wat mooi, zo'n blad met zo'n foto erop! Mijn lievelingsbloem is de judaspenning. Ze hebben een bijzondere vorm en trekken vlinders aan (en daar hou ik ook van!). Andere favoriete bloemen zijn zonnebloemen, klaprozen en stokrozen. Ik hoop dat ik win!
shannon zei…
I love your work! I love trees period, but I guess the maple would be one of my favorites!