Friday, July 4, 2008
Happy 4th of July ! For Americans, this is a holiday of fun and remembrance. And fireworks in the evening...but I thought I'd share this daytime delight. When I created this piece I was simply working with the flowers on hand...not really 'thinking' but rather intuiting my way along. I had the pleasure of working in my friends garden (she has some really beautiful flowers and they are magnificently cared for too)...the reds of the hollyhocks seemed to be like glowing rubies when backlit by the summer sun. The globe thistles were just starting to come into bloom, and there were daisies and there were other delicate flowers that I did not know the names of....but they reminded me of fireworks the way their delicate tendrils reached out from their stems. So I happily played with all these shapes and colours and began shooting...I'm not one to use this colour combination very much at any place in my world...but somehow, on that day...it was feeling 'right'....it wasn't until I got home, looked at all the images and I thought...this will make a perfect image for the July page of a calendar....then I looked at the number of the image...1776...and felt like the Faeries were having a great laugh with me !