Wednesday, February 22, 2012

where inspiration comes from . . . .

Yesterday I brought home some healthy organic produce, part of my new anti-inflammatory diet way of eating. 
These yellow beets and winter squash from Mexico were just too pretty to simply eat. 
An excellent TED talk about this diet is here:
Just look at these colors!

These water colors will be scanned and used in a journal page, along with some of the original photos I took.  I also plan on carving an eraser stamp, perhaps of a beet, so that will be incorporated into the collage as well. . . . . the finished page will come soon, right now my scanner isn't working so it might be a few days.
and of course it all then got chopped, and roasted with some olive oil and sea salt. . . .
I will dry these seeds to be started in the garden in the Spring. . . . the cycle of life goes on!

"Have you ever read King Lear?  But anyway, I think I shan't urge you too much to read such dramatic books when I myself, returning from this reading, am always obliged to go and stare at a blade of grass, a pine-tree branch, an ear of wheat to calm myself.  So if you want to do as artists do, gaze upon the white and red poppies with the bluish leaves, with those buds raising themselves up on stem with gracious curves.  The hours of trouble and battle will assuredly come and find us without our going to look for them." -- Vincent Van Gogh

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