Face the Foliage

6a00d8341c6a0853ef01a73dc6ab04970d

Face the Foliage by Justina Blakeney

CO-FJ6-UsAQfA3d

Recently I discovered a kind of art I had never come across before…

11378657_492861130891129_1514559486_n

faces made with flowers.

709cdfd8575a62101929e6e434174485Face the Foliage is the brainchild of Justina Blakeney, an L.A.-based artist, interior designer and author of the book The New Bohemians.

657e9f228df79d5e9aa0fa32b0cc6df2

As she told The Horticult: “I was raking dead leaves in my yard one morning when all of a sudden, after staring at the leaves for several minutes, one of them smiled at me. It really looked liked lips. So I grabbed a few of them off the floor and arranged them on my patio table until I had created an entire face from leaves  . . .  she looked a bit melancholy, but if I titled her eyebrows one way, or switched the leaf I was using for lips, the expression completely changed.”

Justina started posting her foliage art to instagram with the hashtag #facethefoliage, and it took off, with people all over the world creating their own blooming portraits.

69d9de685704f201645acad8d9afd93a

Screen-Shot-2014-07-23-at-5.45.49-PM-e1406152955239

Schermafbeelding-2014-07-01-om-2.58.15-PM

Aren’t they cool? I would love a big print of one of these hanging in my home. This would also be an awesome craft to do with kids…you could take them for a nature walk to collect the foliage and talk about different kinds of plants, then spend an afternoon making flower faces together. Could even be a fun thing to do with each new season.

10326398_1466839310225494_200863696_n

0bfb14fad198edd361964e03513290e7 Template

What do you think? Any of you inspired to try it out?

You can follow #facethefoliage here and Justina Blakeney here. She also has an awesome blog and instagram interiors account called The Jungalow, but warning, it will make you want to go shopping for more throw pillows, patterned rugs and tropical plants…I can already feel parts of it influencing my style.

Happy Wednesday, friends. :)

xo ~C.

Advertisements

5 responses

  1. OOO! I love these!!!! We made faces out of seeds we found washed up on the beach at the confluence of the Atlantic with the Rio Amazona!! No big deal hehe hhehe! Let’s make more!!

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s