Often, in my blog, I have mentioned how I stopped the car, stopped my walk, stopped skiing (even with a group of people) to take a photo (which turns into several) of something that inspires me. For some reason, I always want to be completely surrounded by the "thing" whatever the thing is - red roses, white tulips, butterflies, aspen trees, busy street scenes. I want this "thing" to be all around me including in my peripheral vision. (Any psychologists out there, I would love to hear what this desire is all about). The first memory I have of this desire is when I was a senior in high school in my drafting class. Our assignment was to design a pool and deck. I designed a large round pool with a steps in an angular area outside of the circle, basically in the shape of the Shell Oil seashell. Mr. Llamas, my teacher, asked why did I do this. I replied, "I want to be in the middle of the pool with water all around me, lots and lots of aqual water."
Years later this idea continued in my head subconsciously, until recently. As I told the photographer, when I pull over to take a picture of the tulips, the photo doesn't look how I see it. I pulled over because I saw a bunch of white tulips, so many white tulips, but in the photos they look like a puny garden. This is not entirely because of my photography skills, I have the photos here to show you. With the photos below, I decided to make my composition what I thought I saw or what I wanted to see.
From the road, it looks like a lot of tulips, but,
then when you look down to take an aerial,
look at how the tulips look.
Please take note of how large that
tulip is in comparison to my hand!
Wouldn't that be dreamy to have
such big tulips!!!
"Serenity" by Liana Yarckin
Beautifully and professionally framed in
true watercolor tradition - floated so
the beautiful deckled edges of the
300lb. cotton rag paper show
Currently hanging at Cerulean Gallery
Selected by Bespoke Stationary
for their current collection
See more of my world - surrounded by an abundance of flowers, butterflies, aspen trees and even rubber duckies and Coke bottles here!
Better yet, wrap yourself in tulips, palms, seashells or a Bali bay here!
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