Wednesday, September 11, 2013

So, what if flowers could fly?

                                        Flowers have wings too!  So, what if they could fly?

I asked myself that question one day and as I contemplated just how I could pull it off artistically and make it seem real, this is what I came up with.  It doesn't hurt to let your imagination run wild, like a child, occasionally.  There were several other ideas, but this one was great for starters.

This collage' is an acrylic landscape on canvas.  The flowers are real, I actually picked them from a field and pressed them.  They came from Eagleville, Tennessee and have moved with me a few times, staying pressed between the pages of a book, laying quietly until their time to fly and live again.

This seemed like the perfect opportunity to give them a breath of life and let them grace us all with their presence once again.

The flowers are glued onto the canvas using Modge Podge.

I didn't have to do anything to the flowers I made the butterfly out of (or maybe it would be considered more of a moth).  I just trimmed the rest of the stem off to help it lay down flat and arranged four flowers with the two at the top as exact to each other as I could find and the same for the two at the bottom of the butterfly.

It was basically already done for me, just actually acting on the idea was the the part I played.  And playing it was.  I was thinking while designing it how it just all seemed to fit together.  Because butterfly's are just flowers that can fly. 
Paint some sunshine today!