Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Find Peace and Strength in today’s introduction: Olive and Oak

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Hello beautiful people! We are back with an all-new image today that combines the historic symbolism of two glorious plants in an image that has a masculine look with a bit of whimsy.

Whether admired on the branch while gazing upward, scooped up into giant piles with a rake, or spotted on the ground, plucked, and pressed into a book for safekeeping, the oak leaf is a symbol of strength, endurance, and stability. I’ve drawn leaves with sweetly capped little acorns that will one day grow up to be mighty oaks themselves. And then, to see just how far I can stretch our imaginations, I’ve paired the oak with branches of another tree that isn’t likely to show up in the same forest, as it is native to a more Mediterranean climate: the olive.

Olive branches — known since Biblical times as a symbol for peace — have their juicy fruits clustered between the leaves. Olive and Oak, joining forces with a message of peace and strength, is an image I hope you’ll turn to again and again.

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This digital Olive and Oak stamp set can be colored in so many ways — from full fall splendor to pale greens and golds and grey-blues, to monochromatic browns... it’s up to you to bring out the best in this drawing and make it your own.

I have to laugh ... I hadn’t realized that not too long ago I introduced another set, Ranunculus, with a single-line sentiment that is also “sending peace”. Can anybody tell that I am in the mood to get some peaceful vibes out into the universe?


Today I have the great honor of introducing the hardest working digi team in show business. These women put so much thought, care, and time into their creations to share with you!! I know their Olive and Oak posts are going to wow you, especially those of you who are into no-line coloring. I mean, mama mia! These are some inspiring cards...

SHOW ’EM WHATCHA GOT, INSTANT GARDENERS!


Thank you so much for coming by to see the newest botanical blossoms from Power Poppy! As always, this DIGITAL set is available from the Power Poppy Shop right now, so you can be coloring up this fall fantasy today! Enjoy the rest of your day and I wish you peace AND strength! :)

18 comments:

  1. Oh my Marcy! I hope you make this into a clear stamp set! And I would love a nice leaf set as well - oak, aspen and maple leaves please!

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    1. So glad you like it, Nancy! I will take your ideas under consideration for sure! xoxo

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    2. I agree. While all of your images are beautiful, I am in love with this one. I wish you'd make it into a clear stamp set. I would also like other fall inspired stamp sets. Autumn is my favorite season.

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  2. Such a beautiful image! The Instant Gardeners really made it shine!

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    1. Thanks so much, and I totally agree with you! :)

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  3. A Beautiful image, I love the different ways it was colored!!

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  4. I would also like a clear stamp of this image. This really brings in the Autumn season with all of the beautiful colors.

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    1. Putting in another vote — thank you Donna! xo

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  5. I agree with Nancy K., I'd love to see this beautiful design in a clear stamp.

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    1. Marilese, thank you! I am definitely considering it...

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  6. So beautiful... this is such a peaceful stamp...makes me just feel so good.

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    1. What a nice thing to say — I am happy to know that it makes you feel good. Appreciate you sharing this note.

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  7. Thank you for another gorgeous image to add to my collection. This is the perfect image to herald in Autumn. I look forward to coloring it with many different media. Your site is definitely a happy spot for me. I wish you blessings and peace.

    Hugs,
    Barb:)

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    1. Barb, your messages are SO kind. Thank you, thank you! I love to know that we are a happy spot for you, and you KNOW I love seeing what YOU are up to on your blog and IG! xoxo

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  8. All your talking about pumpkin is making me want to throw some fresh pumpkin into vanilla ice cream and whizzing it the VitaMix!!! Yeah! What gorgeous leaves and acorns! You sure know how to put in just the right details!

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    1. OK, that pumpkin/vanilla ice cream blender creation is giving me the googly eyes! Sounds dreamy. Appreciate your note, Rosy, I love that you notice the tiny details I put in. Sometimes too many details. Hard to stop myself and remember that people will be using these images very tiny and some markers just don't get that fine-pointed! hehe

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  9. Oaks and olives grow in the wine country here in California; wine country stretching from just north of Santa Barbara all the way up to Calistoga, Napa ... and beyond. Maybe you'll come out sometime to have a gander at two of your favorite trees together!

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Thank you so much for taking the time to share your thoughts.

I love to hear what you’re thinking and I read and appreciate each and every note!

~marcella