Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Acorn Assortment

I had hoped to photograph all of the different acorns that felli in our forest this year, but life got busy and I didn't quite finish my goal. I had taken these early in the fall, which is why everything looks so lush and green, and after reading a fun comment from someone who entered last week's giveaway I was reminded that I had a few pics to share.  She had said that the European acorn didn't have such a nice head but that they were compensated because their squirrels have tufts on their ears.  :D  It made me giggle, and made me wish our squirrels had tufts on their ears.

I've often wondered how people picture acorns in their heads.  After making so many wool acorns, I realize I make acorns in a style that is familiar to me, but that may look disproportionate to others. 

So how do acorns look to you?  Does anyone have acorn pics they'd like to share with me?


Marchi Wierson said...

I really love this post!!! Maybe you will have time next year. A big collection in a photo would be fantastic.

Sonia / COZY MEMORIES said...

Hello sweetie :)
Ooooh I love your acorn collection ! Here is one that has spiky heads : kermes oak : http://www.flickr.com/photos/cozymemories/3998336143/
you have also quercus ilex : http://www.flickr.com/photos/cozymemories/4021699765/
and these .... http://www.flickr.com/photos/cozymemories/3979322035/
I really have to take a photo tomorrow to show my personal collection LOL

Tiffany said...

I've never seen a real acorn before, so I only know of the ones you make :) But I'd imagine they'd look like the one in the last picture

Alison said...

I often use acorn imagery in my artwork, one example is this one here:

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

Thanks Marchi! Next year I'll get them all documented.

Sonia - those Kermes Oak acorns are wonderful! We have a bur oak here that gets scruffy on the cap like that, but they have a fringe on the end, like eyelashes.

Tiffany - that one on the end is the biggest acorn in our woods. It's huge compared to the others, but is, in my mind, the perfect acorn shape.

Alison - that is really beautiful. You've really captured them in such a lovely way.


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