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Artist Uses Leaves And Flowers To Create Mesmerizing Bird Portraits (30 Pics)

Whether we’ve already discovered them or not, we all have our own ways of finding inner peace. For Hannah Bullen-Ryner, it comes through reconnecting with Mother Earth.

Bullen-Ryner composes beautiful birds using only natural materials found locally and no permanent fixings. Scavenging her surroundings, she puts together flowers, leaves, twigs, and berries to form delicate portraits either on the woodland floor or under one small oak. When she’s done, they last only a few moments before nature starts reclaiming them. Luckily, that brief period of time is enough for Hannah to photograph her artworks, or as she calls it, offerings to Mother Nature. Soon after, they get taken by the breeze, rearranged by the rain, or wriggled through by an insect and leave no trace behind.

The artist says she creates to share her love for nature and to soothe her soul, and you can definitely feel it in the photos of her ephemeral pieces. Continue scrolling and enjoy.

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Bullen-Ryner is both an artist and someone who appreciates nature, having been outdoors her whole life. “Originally a painter and photographer, I have always found art to be cathartic, a way to let it all out, a way to express what couldn’t be said,” she told Bored Panda. “Equally, I have always felt deeply connected to the Earth and to her magic and her ability to soothe a weary soul.”

“I have always struggled with anxiety and when my wife and I had twin daughters three years ago, this peaked. I would say I went into crisis, I felt like I lost myself entirely. Looking back, I was almost certainly suffering from postnatal depression and very lost. Then one day, when the girls were about 16-17 months old, I took myself off to go and simply sit in a small patch of woodland and find some calm for an hour.”#2 

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That day, she made a very simple, circular formation using leaves and twigs she foraged around her, inspired by the land artists she had seen online and a desire to bond with her environment. “As I sat with the finished piece, a small muntjac deer wandered into the clearing where I was, and when we locked eyes, rather than bolting, it stayed with me happily in my presence for about 20 minutes. Afterwards, when I considered it, it felt as if I had opened a portal in the woodland that day, one that would unlock the conversation between myself and Mother Earth.”

Naturally, Bullen-Ryner has continued the dialogue and made land art as both “a way to honor Mother Earth and cope with my mental health almost daily ever since.” Though she said many people don’t understand why she makes something so temporary or how she can walk away from it once it’s complete, it is exactly these reasons that make it so sacred to her. “I get to download all the chaos from my brain, turn it into something beautiful, and walk away feeling so much lighter in my soul,” the woman explained.#3 

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“Once I started making pieces using only natural materials, I began to truly see all the little details and uniqueness of each and every plant, tree or bush. The tiny wildflowers, the wonderful array of berries, the constantly changing rainbow of color and texture. I am inspired by the forage, the excitement of not knowing what I will find that day, and never knowing what I will end up with after a creative free-flow.”

Land art is her peace, her joy, her ‘me time’, and her connection to our beautiful planet. And for every person who can’t fathom the meaning of her art, there are at least a couple who really appreciate it. “I have messages from all over the world these days from people inspired to show others what I do or try it themselves. It makes my heart full to know that people have been giving back to Mother Earth in similar ways. She deserves our utmost love, respect, appreciation, and protection,” Bullen-Ryner said.#4 

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Love the petals as feathers2ReplyView More Replies…View more comments#5 

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These have so much beautiful detail!2ReplyView more comments#6 

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Rainbow Panda1 day ago

Beautiful owl! 

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So stylish! 1Reply#8 

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Love all the colors. 1ReplyView more comments#9 

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Nature is truly wonderful. 1Reply#10 

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So pretty. 1Reply#11 

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Epic wings. 1ReplyView more comments#12 

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Everyone deserves a friend.  1ReplyView more comments#13 

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Those flower petal wings look so good. 1ReplyView more comments#14 

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Adorable flock.  The berries are also a delight. 1ReplyView more comments#15 

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The shades are so cool. 1Reply#16 

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I like how this is a different perspective from the other side on birds. 1ReplyView more comments#17 

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Lil’ judging birb. 1ReplyView more comments#18 

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The little daisy. 1Reply#19 

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The right one’s head is so colourful and beautiful.  1Reply#20 

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Off to find some berries.  I love your creations so much. 1Reply#21 

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Excuse my ignorance, but what plant is the brown patch of the eye? 1ReplyView more comments#22 

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All hail the mighty bird.  1Reply#23 

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Nice use of flowers!  They’re so pretty. 1ReplyView more comments#24 

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Yet another gorgeous bird created with flowers and leaves. 1Reply#25 

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I see acorns! 1ReplyView more comments#26 

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The pink flower next to this bird’s eye completes this! 1ReplyView more comments#27 

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Are those orange peels?  1Reply#28 

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Showing off your impressive wings. 1Reply#29 

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Lovely contrast. 1Reply#30 

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I Create Scarfs Inspired By Majestic British Birds, Symbolism, And My Dreams (30 Pics)

I dream so often that I can fly that I have moments where I’m not quite sure if my flying skills are a fantasy or a fact.

In one memorable dream, I was The Goddess of Colour, flying over a landscape of kaleidoscope hues. I felt lost until a voice whispered, “Purple is the way home.” As I flew over fields of lavender, I transformed into a Raven.

In another dream, I became The Guardian of the Gateway. I held a staff while wearing a cloak of gold, fashioned into feathers. I sailed through the galaxy on a galleon ship carried by seven white, sea snake dragons. I was part human, part Barn Owl.

Driven to capture, record, and share my wild encounters and dream time experiences, I explored ideas on canvas merging human form and bird. These flat pieces were lifeless, static, and detached from the viewer.

Who hasn’t spread out their arms imagining the wings of a bird? A solution, take art off the wall, out of the fragile glassed frame, to make it a movable extension of you.

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Guardian of the Imagination

Night Owl in the Lake District

I was wandering around the British countryside interacting with animals. Some wild and some more docile like this beautiful cow. Just behind the wall, there was the sweetest calf almost identical to its mother.

Inspired by the beauty of Mother Nature

It is nature that is the great artist. All I attempt to do is capture a snapshot of the beauty that’s already there.

Mother Nature is my muse

I spent much of my life growing up near Grange over Sands in the Cumbria Lake District. I feel incredibly lucky that I have such vibrant countryside so full of life around me for my whole life. Here the sun sets near my childhood home.

Pheasant Phoenix on lava

Goddess of Fire known on Hawaii as Pelehonuamea or Pele “She who shapes the sacred land.” Pele continues to devour the south of the Big Island with molten lava, creating new land and, in turn, new life, mirroring the life cycle of the Phoenix.

Fiery Phoenix in San Diego’s Botanic Garden

Some theories suggested that the myth originated from the bright colors of a flying male pheasant bursting out from the hedgerow and so was born the Pheasant Phoenix.

Omnipresent Pheasant Phoenix

Comparing wings with Icarus while preparing for our first flight

Mother Nature’s polka dots

Anything worth having doesn’t come easy.

Like Woodpecker, pursue your dreams one peck at a time, a little bit every day.

The Spirit of Woman

The white markings on the back of this Kingfisher represent her life force, the spirit of woman, and mother nature.

Fancy a race Icarus? First one to the sun and back

For millennia, global folklore, myth and religions have described gods, goddesses, angels, deities, and superheroes that fly into the skies with wings of their own or with the ease of a bird.

(Although Icarus didn’t fair too well during his first flight)

Raising awareness for the threatened Bewick’s Swan

My year 2020 started with a special request from the WWT; Could I create something special just for them?

I was delighted to collaborate with the wetlands conservation team to create Wings of the Bewick’s.

‘Morning, Sir’

To follow the tradition to the full, this should be followed with “How’s your wife?” Magpies are monogamous, therefore to see one alone could suggest something unfortunate has happened to the magpie’s lifelong partner. Your optimistic greeting hopes that his loved one is safe and out of harm’s way.

Visual Echoes Studio created the striking horned Magpie goddess.

Raven in Hollywood

You are drawn to the Raven because you recognize that in the darkness there is always a light that you can shine within yourself and outward to heal others.

Raven Roulette

Wearable art from head to toe

This is a collection of wearable art and huge interactive artworks. The Artwear featuring beautiful British birds merged with my stories, dreams, folklore and symbolism.

More room to breathe – face cover that makes a little tent on your face

You can wash and use this face-covering again and again. A more environmentally friendly solution to disposable plastic-based face covers.

Happy followers making the best of a difficult situation

Requests from my followers: A face-cover that gave room to breathe, is made of cotton & machine washable, helped those that wore glasses and made them feel good by featuring my British bird artworks.

Lofty the Barn Owl from The Scottish Owl Centre / Lucy from The Whispering Wild (2nd bottom).

Everyone has the potential to be a superhero

“Wings4Love” is a series of large-sized interactive art pieces, carefully designed to give a beautiful set of wings to everyone.

Saxy Storm Trooper

Mr. Wilson’s Second Liners and a Storm Trooper don their wings at The Highest Point Festival.

There are many ways to wear your wings

This Swan shawl has been created exclusively for the WWT, a not for profit, prominent British conservation charity.

A little splash of colour from Raven, Owl, Phoenix and Kingfisher

Something for your pocket

Collaborations from across the ocean

Talented US mask maker Sarah from Visual Echos Studio created the swan mask for my interactive illuminated wing installation for the Light up Lancaster festival.

Our creative minds connected again when she created another stunning mask inspired by Raven shawl.

Guardian of the Imagination – from a dream to reality

An illuminated, picturesque skyscape to become the ultimate alter-ego of part man, part majestic bird.

Illuminated art for @lightuplancaster

Holbrook Angel

A huge mural for a stunning events venue in Somerset, England. An artwork filled with wedding symbolism, displayed at Holbrook Manor.

We accidentally found this beautiful abandoned building in Rhodes

Each design takes 2 months to complete

Photography and original music: Guy Morris.

Copyright of artwork, film and photography: Sandy Gardner

Film of me creating artwork for conservation

I rejoice that my artistic creations & the natural world have a symbiotic relationship. Mother Nature inspires me & the artwork aids conservation.

Flying High

I enjoyed a childhood mostly outside with free rein to explore the nearby woods and countryside seen in this film.

I have had many magical moments of clarity in the presence of all the wildlife featured in my artworks.

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I am a professional artist living in Lancaster. My practice is influenced by vintage botanical and ornithological illustrations of John James Audubon, the detailed renderings of Ernst Haeckel and by the decorative designs of Alphonse Mucha and William Morris. I draw inspiration from the natural world.

My designs begin with a combination of pen and ink line drawings coloured with water colours washes. With the meticulous use of a drawing tablet, fine brush details are added. Each piece is completed by digitally combining the hand rendered elements with layered fragments of digital photography and collage.

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UK-Based Embroidery Artist Sew Beautiful Creates Beautiful Landscapes Inspired By Mother Nature (20 Pics)

If you’re not familiar with what embroidery is, it’s the art of decorating fabric using a needle to apply yarn or thread. It’s an ancient technique, with some examples dating back to the 5th–3rd century BC, and is still used to this day to create everything from the logo on your hat to amazing pieces of art that are worthy of a spot in a gallery.

Sew Beautiful is a UK-based embroidery artist who creates breathtaking landscapes inspired by Mother Nature. The artist has over 31.8 k followers on Instagram and regularly uploads new amazing artwork – check out some of their beautiful embroideries in the gallery below! And if embroidery is your thing, see our previous posts here and here!

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If you love Sew Beautiful’s works, we’ve got some good news – you can purchase their works on Etsy! But bear in mind, some of their works could set you back as much as $270.

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One day, this guy just kind of figured – “I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?” – and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that’s trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that’s too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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The Funniest Coronavirus Jokes To Lift Up Your Spirits During Self-Isolation (New Pics)

The very premise of this article might sound ridiculous. After all, what could possibly be funny about a global pandemic that has altered our everyday lives, shutting down entire countries, and redefining the very notion of human interaction? In times of crisis, however, when we’re scared, don’t know what the hell is going on or when will it all end, comedy seems to be one of the best coping mechanisms.

So, as the coronavirus continues to spread across the world, let’s try and find a sense of reprieve in these dire circumstances, shall we? Bored Panda has collected another series of viral memes, jokes, and just about everything else that pokes fun at the difficult situation we’re currently in.

To check out more coronavirus jokes, fire up our previous posts: part 1, part 2, part 3part 4.

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30 Photos Showing How Terrifying The Recent Volcanic Eruption In The Philippines Looks

Looks like Mother Nature has been truly relentless in recent months. As if the Australian bushfires weren’t enough, the Philippines have also been hit by a natural disaster. On the 12th of January, the Taal Volcano, located on the island of Luzon, erupted, launching a cloud of ash and steam miles into the air. This prompted the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) to escalate the Alert Level from 2 to 4.

The towns of Balete, San Nicolas and Talisay in Batangas, as well as smaller towns on the shores of Taal Lake, were evacuated in fears of an explosive eruption that might occur within days. A recently issued situation report by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs estimates that around 459,300 people are within the 14 km danger zone.

Words can hardly describe what Filipinos are currently going through, however, people managed to capture some terrifying photos of the recently erupted Taal volcano – check them out below.

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