Sunday, July 20, 2008

Flower Fields

9 x 13 collage
Golden acrylics, collage scrap, Caran d'Ache
Neocolor II crayons

"There are always flowers for those who want to
see them"- Henri Matisse

If you just look, you will be surprised at what you can

Today as I was meandering around the house, I saw what
appeared to be a very, very teeny, tiny baby lizard, on the
white ceramic tile of my dining room floor. Sure enough...
this little creature was frozen in this stark unnatural
environment. He let me pick him up, so I quickly took him
outside, snapped his photo and wished him well on the
beginning of his new life in the wild. Maybe it was a her?

Enjoying the summer, how about you?

Wishing you well and many thanks for your visits and kind words.
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K Hutchinson said...

Your piece is just gorgeous! The colors, the textures, the saying...just awesome! What a cute little fellow! I just love all animals :)

John M. Mora said...

Lizards taste like chicken.

"There is always something that tastes like chicken if you chew it."

I like the collage, of course. Has a hippy quality sort of like Grace Slick quality. Amazing body language in that model.

Again, most inspiring quote and snippet of your life.

Irene said...

Lizards are flighty and fast and don't want to be associated with the taste of chicken.

The collage is wonderful and I will never cease to be amazed at your talent to transform the ordinary into the special, especially now that I am in a creative therapy class and I see how hard it is. Very few of us are that talented and I sure wish to be one of them.

It must be fun to hang out with you and be inspired by you.

Unknown said...

how nice the reptile stopped and posed for you...a sweet moment for sure...
and of course your collage is wonderful
along with the quote
im gonna borrow that one...yup

ive missed you. glad to see you back.

Rob said...

My entire youth was spent searching for these critters. And here the critter is found inside. fun little guy. :)

Love that line; "There are always flowers for those who want to
see them" goes so well with your creation!

Janet Kincaid said...

Cute little lizard! I'll bet it was happy to be out in the sun and the warmth.

And Matisse was right! We need to stop listening to politicians and start listening to artists.

Artists With Artitude said...

I am in love with the pre-Raphaelites and you have just made my day!!!

Love the story, every creature - no matter how small - is a miracle.

Did you name it yet??

Heidi said...

A lovely collage and with a Waterhouse image!!! (my favorite Artist) Lucky for him/her (little lizzard) you noticed! :) We had a wild life incident with Deer in our yard last weekend - to be expected where you are - but not in the city where I am - Flowers none the less however :)
Although large wildlife is unexpected, it is always welcome!!

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

I love the quote by Matisse. He is one of my favorite artists. Your work is so lovely..
xoxo Nita

Corinne said...

I love your artwork, but you already know that! I have been busy lately and have not had time to come by. I love that quote! Happy Summer!

Irene said...

I hope you will be back here soon, I miss you.

shayndel said...

I love this collage. Must have missed it before.
Having a good fall, hope you are too.
And hi to that cute little guy(gal?)...