Today I am posting a picture of the place I find the most peace. This is where the sausage is made. My studio. The newest thing is in the foreground. As you can see it is Feb. in Vermont and finding things in bloom is only a memory so I purchased these beautiful "imposters". Yes, they are not real peonies but you could have fooled me!
I hope they fooled you .
What I have learned so far:
You may disagree but I have rationalized this purchase by saying they are "real fakes". Kind of like a set of dentures ( that is probably a terrible analogy) . They don't pretend to be the real thing but they get the job done.
In the meantime I have noticed I respond to them as if they are the real deal. So I am either easily fooled or I am even more in love with peonies than I thought. They truly can do no wrong.
2/8/2017 02:45:35 pm
I think I offended you and it was not my intention at all.....anyway I LOVE the simple broad shapes that balloon with life. I use fake flowers all the time now because there just isn't a way for me to get the real ones....especially the ones I want. I think that you AND I have internalized the essence of the bud and bloom and can breath life into them.
2/8/2017 04:56:52 pm
I am not offended or aware of you being anything but a great art friend . My nickname for you is "Linda ...who can do no wrong". I bet you didn't know that did you?
2/9/2017 09:28:24 am
They are perfection! I always say a really good silk flower can be as good as a real one to paint! No need to sniff them! No need to change the water! I think they're just what the doctor ordered. ox
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