Simple beauty. Nature is filled with so many beautiful things, if we just open our eyes and see. Pine cones and acorns happen to be one of my favorite “treasures” from nature. Each time I go walking and find one I feel like I am finding a piece of gold! I felt the same way when I lived in Florida and walked the beach daily to find shells. The individual beauty of each one of these little specimens is just so cool to me.
Recently I came across these images in my photo files and thought I would share the art of Coe &Waito.
These little pine cones and acorns are produced byCoe &Waito in Canada. This design firm was created by two students Alissa Coe and Carly Waito, who met in college, became friends, and then partners. Each piece of their work is exquisitely crafted don’t you think?
The simplicity of the porcelain, the incredible detail of the pine cones and the little acorns sitting on the the tree branch makes them seem incredibly life like.
Coe & Waito is not currently producing these pine cones and acorns, although from the information on the website it looks like you can purchase what is left in their stock. The are doing some fabulous installations that you should check out! I love this one of the jellyfish, each one hand sculpted.
|All images from Coe&Waito|
Carly Waito is currently showing her work atNARHAWL.
On a side note, as I mentioned yesterday, we are “bracing” for a snowstorm here in Wisconsin. Honestly when I heard that on the weather report I almost fell on the floor laughing.
You would think that Milwaukee never got any snow the way they are going on about the terrible weather and blowing snow and bracing for a rough night! In fact the exact opposite is true, last year when I was visiting this very same week we received 14 inches in one night, and I shoveled every single snowflake because the snow blower did not work! I am not complaining, I personally love winter, or at least I love it for the couple of weeks that I am visiting.
How is your winter? Are you having unseasonably cold or warm weather?
Have a great day!