Tuesday, December 20, 2011

A Christmas Bush

 Just in time for Christmas! Here is my textile design featuring the Christmas Bush Ceratopetalum gummiferum. 
 This particular Christmas Bush (quite different from the Victorian Christmas Bush) is generally distributed in the open forests east of the Great Dividing Range in New South Wales. The bright red sepals and green foliage of the bush are a lovely native alternative to the Poinsettia as a Christmas table decoration. 


  1. Wow Natalie - just beautiful! I love the way the stems meander up the paper. And the subtle overlapping leaves.
    Have a wonderful Christmas break with your family and I'm looking forward to seeing many more of your creations in the new year,
    Allison x

  2. Thanks Allison. Enjoy your Christmas and New Year break - hopefully Melbourne will be basking in sunshine! The forecast for Bendigo on Christmas day is 35'c, chilled champagne will definitely be on the cards...

  3. Charming illustration Natalie! Merry Christmas.

  4. What a beautiful design! Wishing you a wonderful 2012 Natalie!

  5. Thank you and I hope you both had a very Merry Christmas too!