Monday, May 11, 2009

The Language of Flowers

This is a mixed-media piece I made using techniques I'm learning in Creative Textures.  I'm not really sure that this style of painting is something that I will do again,  but I had a lot of fun creating this one.

The title "The Language of Flowers" refers to the french text that is collaged to some of the flowers.  I cut the lines from a book that I found in a flea market that is a series of weekly stories that were printed on newsprint and later bound into a hardcover book.  The stories are dated from November of 1886 to October of 1887.  The tales are accompanied by wonderful engravings.

Some of the phrases on my piece are: 
 "Parce que, parce que....."  ("Because, because....")
 "jusqu' au bout,  mon cher"  ("until the end, my dear")
  "la bonne nouvelle"  ("good news")

I hope you all have someone speak in the language of flowers to you soon~~*sigh*