Inspire Me Thursday's latest challenge calls for the use of the colors pink and orange. When I read that I wondered how I coulld showcase the brilliance of two colors that I absolutely adore, but don't often (enough!) use in my work. I was taking a walk this morning and I opened to the world around me, the beauty of summer, still in full color, blossoms drenched with fragrance, the steamy sensation that portends another hot day... though my children have returned to school and the house is quiet again; the Altered Attic beckons, still messy from the last few occasions I managed to find time for art.
While admiring a neighbor's garden I recalled a photograph I took back in July and loved but hadn't yet used. So, when I came in (and cooled off!) I opened the computer and there it was, waiting, like then, floating in the gorgeous pond in the backyard at the home of our good friends Ron and Vickie.
I didn't create the flower of course, like most of the natural world it's much too perfect. I am thankful, though, for the Creator, the opportunity to post the photo, and for the inspiration to use brighter colors in the next collage, journal, whatever project comes next.