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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Clusia Rosea

After seeing what Lois Stokes did in this blog entry, and since Lois and Earl were coming to our seminar from Hawaii, we asked them to send some leaves from the Hawaiian Autograph Tree. Everyone at our seminar appreciated their kindness and generosity in making that possible.

Here's what a leaf looks like. These leaves average about 5 to 8 inches in length.

When you scratch the surface of this leaf, it leaves a contrasting mark. We all used bamboo skewers, although Lois recommends a #3 knitting needle.

Scratching these leaves released a fragrance which, combined with a bit of imagination, let you think you were in Hawaii. Here are some examples of the fun we had.

It's interesting to see how many people (us included) used the tangle flux, which is resonant of this leaf's shape!

Here's how they look when dry.

Thanks again to Lois and Earl - great fun and great memories!

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Molossus said...

What fun! These leaves are awesome! I so wish I could have been there with you all.

Zentangle said...

maybe October? Would love to meet you. m (and R)

Rose said...

OMG, what a fun PARTY!

Zentangle said...

Rose, you can join us as well! it's soooo cool......nice people.... m

ooglebloops said...

Amazing! I want one of those trees!!!

Shelly Beauch said...

The leaves look so special..... I wish I was there too!

kass hall said...

I'm coming in October too - would love to meet some of you flickr folks in real life! I am bursting for October to come!!