Bryophyte Art

What are Bryophytes you might ask? Well the easy answer is Moss (and Hornworts and Liverworts)! And it just so happens one of my University courses this semester is all about these tiny little plants!

One of our lab classes we went on a field exercise to collect various species of these guys to get a feel for their diversity! So after the day was done and I had collected over 20 different kinds of moss, I  had an idea!!! Why not make my own moss book plates? So I picked up a bunch of small cheap frames at Ikea and some paper and glue....

 I carefully removed each species of moss from my lab book (I had taped them on LOL) and glued them onto the paper backings I cut to fit the frames. While the glue was drying I carefully wrote the scientific name of each moss on the paper and a few of the species unique  growth/life characteristics! (these are easy to find via google)


Here they all are framed and ready to go up on the wall! You could really do this with so many different things although I really do think mosses are so perfect for this because there are so many different kinds, they are easy to find, and they add the most beautiful touches of green to your home! No matter how dry they get they won't lose their colour! And you can always fake the species genus name lol!!! I mean how often do we have a Bryophyte expert over? hee hee!



I can't wait to hang them up! I'm going to do a full wall of these!
Happy American Thanksgiving Weekend!!!

11 comments:

Ms.Cupcake said...

Lovely and I love that it reflects your Uni studies and Biology that you excel at! Great idea and looks lovely!!

HALLELUJAHS said...

L. O. V. E. Love this! Thanks for sharing your...expertise! :)

Blessings and Happy Thanksgiving to you!
Holly
http://hallelujahsbyholly.blogspot.com

Deb said...

They look so great! What a neat idea.

Aneta said...

Very Pretty, I love botanical art!

Torri said...

Wow! Rebecca!!! I love the look of these! Very creative

Amanda said...

i LOVE this lady! and i feel like my three year old curious little fella would too! "whats that one mom", i can hear. i may have to consider doing something like this. :) can't wait to see them up on a wall.

Jessica said...

I couldn't wait to see these finished! They turned out awesome. I'm sooo looking forward to seeing them up on the wall. See... You are using your Uni degree towards something you love! Mixing home decor and science. Love it!

~ Kelly Ann ♥ said...

LOVE THIS!!!!

Melissah said...

I just discovered you blog & loved it. I'm an interior designer from Melbourne, Australia & I found it very inspiring. Blogging is all new to me but I have just set up my own blog
scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com
You may like to check it out because I had so much fun doing it. It's got a bit of everything fashion, interiors, food, travel spots - hopefully you will find something in there that you like.
Thanks for providing me with such great entertainment!
Cheers
Melissah

Ms.Cupcake said...

excuse me young lady...
red card for lack of blog posts! HA! Just kiddin!

Happy New Year!!!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Hi Rebecca,
just wanted to let you know that I included your ship wheel in my Mo post on Nautical Bedrooms..., and you're right..., there aren't many good inspiration pictures that show it on the wall! I love it in white!