In nature, falling tree leaves are known to be associated with the end of the season, when dying leaves fall to the ground to welcome the upcoming autumn. Some people collect the leaves and dry them, but some people like Solange Nunes use the leaves as a canvas for embroidery ideas.

A Brazilian embroidery artist that goes by the name of "arteoficioatelie" on Instagram has a very specific way of producing her unique art pieces. Since she was young, she always looked for ways to improve her embroidery patterns and once she decided to try out embroidering dry leaves, after many trials and errors, Nunes perfected her colorful art, and she now shares her beautiful embroidery stitches with over 10k people on Instagram.

More info: Instagram | Facebook | arteoficioatelie.com.br

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

So realistic...Now I'm craving FrootLoops😋

The embroidery artist told Bored Panda a bit more in detail about what it takes to produce such tiny pieces of art on a canvas that is very fragile.

"My name is Solange Nunes. I live in Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I have a degree in Fine Arts and have long chosen embroidery as a form of artistic expression. I come from a family of embroiderers from Madeira Island, Portugal, and I've been making embroidery ever since I was a child.

I always looked out for new ways to improve my embroidery, something besides the fabric. And years ago, when I lived on a farm, I used to take walks and bring branches, leaves, seeds home. One time, I decided to do a test with the leaves."

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ume reid
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1 year ago

ahhhhh this is so beautiful!!

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Seems really fishy to me...realistically fish-y that is.

"It was a challenge. There was no reference and the 'canvas' was extremely fragile, meaning it required very delicate support. I researched leaves and did many tests until I got the desired effect, and then, since 2017, I've dedicated myself only to embroidery on dry leaves.

It is a job that I do with a lot of passion and I carry that passion with me and into my way of thinking and seeing the world. Through it, I try to bring a little more enchantment into people’s lives, trying to awaken to the beauty and simplicity of life, the beauty that is ephemeral, and the life that is very brief in the eyes of a human."

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago

So very beautiful!

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

A horsey with a posey 🌻🐴 so pretty that it looks photoshopped.

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago

Is this for sale?

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Such a happy pussy 😺

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Makes me wanna visit there, and I don't like to travel.

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Your framing with those backgrounds is very appropriate and natural. It enhances their beauty.

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago

WOW!

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Wow, looks like an echo.

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago

Exquisite

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago

Incroyable!

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Another echo, 👏bravo.

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago

The white dots (dew?) add an extra layer of beauty!

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Call me Willow, Pussy Willow 😉

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Such workmanship is awe inspiring.

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Absolutely Angelic 😇

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Golly, I just got a little seasick from the realism.

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

So realistic that my heart skipped a beat 💓

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

That bee a hard one 🐝

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

The patience needed, that alone...

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Beautiful bouquets 💐

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Delicious daisies 🌼

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago

Wowie zowie!

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Lovely 💘 Love symbol

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Pretty 🌸 Posies

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

I like how you took it up a notch with the vase. Fancy.

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Don't ever stop doing this, or we'll all egret it! Are you heron me?

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PygmyMizo Sea
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1 year ago

I need one of these. Are they for sale?

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Blue-ming Blue-tiful 🏵

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago

The fence is the perfect background for this shot

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

I'm going to go out on a limb here, I'd bet that your embroidery roots go deep.

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

So sweet, like when my granddaughters pick yard flowers for me 👭🌻

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

😲OMG, words fail me.

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Mary Rose Kent
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1 year ago

So lovely!

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TheAnimalLady
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Blooming beautiful 😍

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Purr·maid
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1 year ago

Should be at the top!

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

The sheer number of leaves 🍃!!!!!!!

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Too tweet🐣

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TheAnimalLady
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Arabian nights 🌙 Got me dreaming already.

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Your artwork is...Glory to God.

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TheAnimalLady
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Wow!!! So intricate I can identify the type of blossoms.

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

This looks hard, I'll have to leaf 🍃it to you.

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Pretty pair of posies.🌷⚘

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

😍Doubly lovely😍

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

I 💙 this.

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TheAnimalLady
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Lungs full of sweet fragrance 🌺

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Art. Pure as the driven ❄ snow--drop flowers.

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

💞Two of hearts, two hearts that beat as one.💗

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Wanna live there.

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

🌱Sprouting Love ❤

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

"Face" it, this casa "looks" special.

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

Starry night, made me yawn.

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TheAnimalLady
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1 year ago

A-door-able!!!

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TheAnimalLady
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Such delicate work. Daisilicious 🌸

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