Monday, March 12, 2007

miss rumphius


a picture of miss rumphius sowing her lupine seeds. miss rumphius, (story and illustrations) by barbara cooney, is one of my favorite children's books. sowing lupines is the way miss rumphius makes the world a more beautiful place. (making the world a more beautiful place is one of the three life tasks/adventures her grandfather puts to her when she's a child.)

the new project i mentioned last week is a collaborative blog about environmentalism/consumerism. some crafter-bloggers trying to figure out how to preserve (admire, understand, replenish, frolick in) nature's beauty. come on over to Sew Green!

12 comments:

dandelion said...

miss rumphius sounds cool! I like the sound of your new project... x

amisha said...

love this miss rumphius illustration. and congrats on the new project... it sounds wonderful!

gracia said...

Looking forward to reading your Sew Green posts, Shash, and happy to have meet Miss Rumphius.
see you, g

cally said...

Sew Green, inspired, and inspiring. Well done, and thank you.

Plus, it brought me back here to pinky leon, I lost this link when i changed computers, not been here since last summer or spring!

love.boxes said...

BEautiful. Love this illustration.

Heidi said...

I love that book, and every single illustration. I could never get rid of it.

Dawbis said...

looking forward to sew green!

Anonymous said...

Sorry to be a bummer, but lupine are invasive. Not a great way to announce your new green blog!

shash said...

that is a bummer. that question actually crossed my mind when i posted, but that's not really the point of the story. and just from checking wikipedia now, it looks to me like not all lupine are invasive. depends on the kind. i'm going to assume miss rumphius' kind are non invasive.

Listoria said...

What a great picture! Oh to be seeing lupines...*sigh*...soon enough, when all the snow goes away.

Love the Sew Green concept and the website! Can't wait to see and read more over there.

Have a great weekend,
Tiffany*

FlipFlop said...

Shash, Congrats to you and your crew on Sew Green. It is sew needed ; ) I feel a little sheepish because throughout your blog nap, I kept hesitating to contact you about collaborating on the environmental blog you alluded to many times before. Being new to the blogging community, I think I felt shy!

In any case, I wonder if it is too late to find out if you have room for one more? My day job (http://www.organic.org) allows me a great amount of access to the local and organic food movement of which I would be happy to share my knowledge on. I also live in a ridiculously dry climate to which I am not "native" so have spent a great deal of time learning how to conserve water and revamp my planting habits to better suit my new enviroment. If you would like to learn more about me or my eco-leanings feel free to contact me at holly@organic.org

Regardless, I look forward to diving into Sew Green as an excited reader!

Warm green wishes,
Holly

Anya said...

I love Miss Rumphius!! Don't let me forget that book... someday I'm going to want it!
: )