Wednesday, April 28, 2010
We are so so sorry. Because of a huge amount of work we didn't have the time to do our weekly challenges for quite a long time.
Even this week only I found the time to do the window for our challenge.
I found inspiration in my pictures I took in Italy. I really like those window or door pictures one can find in so many calenders. So I started to take pictures of windows and doors I liked instead of buying the expensive calenders.
This one is inspired by a window I found in Siena, Tuscany.
Next week everything will be back to normal and we will both be posting our pictures. At least we hope so.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
As I walk my dog everyday in the woods I see spring coming. There are more and greener leaves on the trees and on the ground every day and although the trees seem bare there are green leaves and flowers everywhere. On a sunny day I took my camera with me and tried to capture this feeling. There is a large picture with seemingly bare trees but on the close-ups one can see that there are a lot of tiny white flowers on the ground and fresh green leaves on the trees.
I had an immidiate idea what to do with the word "spring". When I was a kid I had the wonderful book "Big Bird brings spring to Sesame Street". Poor Big Bird is fed up with snow and winter and buys six wonderful flowers to put in his nest. During his walk home he gives all the flowers to friends in Sesame Street. So he brings spring to it because there are these beautiful colored flowers everywhere. I really really wanted to do something with the story of this book. I read it again - it is still so lovely - and started to look up the different flowers on the internet. Then I came across this photo of "Prismatic Spring" in Yellowstone National Park. I was there in 1998 and it was so amazing. I really recommend going there.
I printed this photo and glued it on a black gesso background. I also rubbed this photo with purple pastels to get a more extraordinary look. I hope you can see it on the picture (I think you can see it in the left corner).