I would like to paraphrase van Gogh's words by inserting: and photographers....
This past week I attended a lovely dinner. Each table showcased a crystal clear Mason jar filled to bursting with blossoms.
It was like walking into a fragrant grove of trees.
Immediately what came to my mind were the blossoms that van Gogh painted in Arles.
"I am up to my ears in work, for the trees are in blossom and I want to paint a Provencal orchard of astonishing gaiety."
And he did.
Imagine your bedroom ceiling painted wall to wall with beautiful branches of delicate blossoms.
After the dinner I asked the hostess if I might bring home a vase of blossoms.
With a yes, I smiled and thought of all the wonderful photographs or paintings that could be created from such a simple gift.
Today is Texture Tuesday, from which I have been absent for awhile. But I am back using Kim Klassen's textures on three of my photos. It is pretty amazing what a texture can do for a photograph.
Thank you to Kim. I used her Cloth and Paper Collection.
Thank you dear Vincent for the continual inspiration you shower on me.