Winter solstice is fast approaching. After weeks of undressing, the nettle tree in front of my window is finally almost bare, only a few green leaves still hanging to one of the lower branches. It''s a good time to go on a leaf hunt and give new life to these drying beauties. You can look for inspiration in the beastly creations from the children's book Leaves by Iranian author Mehdi Mo'eeni. The volume was awarded first prize at the 1985 Bologna book fair.