Patti Edmon Altered Attic: Inspired by Color

Monday, August 17, 2009

Inspired by Color



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. 

14 comments:

soulbrush said...

glorious, mother nataure wis again. hey hope we are going to trade some atcs soon, get going girl.

Karin Bartimole said...

pink and orange perfection!! a beautiful shot Patti :)

lynne h said...

i adore pink and orange too... and that color that happens when orange fades into pink. oooohhhh... total color love... and i see it here.

okay, i'm supposed to be posting on my blog but i'm getting sidetracked. ; )

Debrina said...

Well, if your aim was to meet the challenge requirements, you sure did that!! How could anyone walk past that flower without pauing to wonder at teh beauty of nature! Beaut shot, Patti!!

La Dolce Vita said...

Just gorgeous! very inspirational! thanks for the post! I hope you are having a fun day! ; } cat

katie jane said...

That's the main thing, live in the moment and take notice of the things around you. Beauty is everywhere, if only we take the time to look.
I think Fall is the in-between time when we all breathe a big "Ahhhh". Take some time for yourself now.
Beautiful flower.

Debrina said...

Patti, the dye I used is FAS (Fine Art Supplies) liquid dye. It's made in New Zealand and dirt cheap: $3.50 for a 50ml bottle. I'm sure you have something similar over your way - it's just high intensity water/liquid dye. The key I think was the fact that the undercoat (white primer) was dry but the dye wasn't quite and the dye clung to the rub-on more than the primer.

vision2eyes@gmail.com said...

great blog keep up the good work

barbarasaintjacques said...

Patti, I was looking for inspiration and decided to check out my listing of art blogs. You were the first listed and to my great pleasure, saw your lovely pink and orange flower staring me in the face. Wonderful and perfect. Full of energy and joy. thanks for your choice! Always, Barbara

Kelly Jeanette said...

Ohhh, lovely colors together. A summer sunset combination. Beautiful photo.

3rdEyeMuse said...

this photo borders surreal - the colors really are quite spectacular.

alteredbits said...

what an absolutely gorgeous photo! i utterly adore it! the flower is so magnificent and it looks like its edges were painted on.

solarcellphonecharger said...

nice blog..

La Dolce Vita said...

Hi Patti!
I blogged you and sent you a little award. hope you have time to accept it! hugs, cat

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