Monday, August 1, 2011

Mums' Words Stick




stained
chrysanthemum splotches
continents on a metal sun
ingrained


@laurie kolp

Prompt inspiration: Magpie Tales

19 comments:

Reflections said...

Lovely piece... can smell the touches flowering and feel the warmth ingrained.

WINDOWLAD said...

..the incorporation of chrysanthemum is what i like best in this piece.. it softens the effect of a rusting metal.. lusciously baked..(:

~kelvin

Daydreamertoo said...

Reminded me of sunflowers. :)
Lovely.

Brian Miller said...

nice..great pick up on the center looking much like a globe...very nice magpie

Helen said...

Your poem inspired me to look at the photo in an entirely different way! Very nice.

Eva Gallant said...

Awesome....I totally see the continents!

thingy said...

Well, Kelvin already said what was on my mind. I love how you softened the image. : )

Claudia said...

love the flower touch in contrast to the metal - it's like warm and cold, soft and hard.. very cool

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh yes, I see the continents now. Good observation. Nice work, Laurie, especially the chrysanthemum color.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

homeschoolredux said...

Beautiful, Laurie! As usual! <3

homeschoolredux said...

Beautiful, Laurie! As usual! <3

Mary said...

Laurie, I like it!

Glenn Buttkus said...

For you to see one of those
medieval maps painted on
animal skins is dynamic, and
different; launching us, as pointed
out already, from patina to adventure,
from scars to pulp novels written
before WWI; when mother's words
became a sampler, framed and hung
in the downstairs bathroom.

Ann Grenier said...

I like your choice of viewpoint on the prompt. Chrysanthemums and continents linked in a few words, a flower like a windmill showing us this old rusting world, so much symbolism to ponder.

kaykuala said...

The stains are telling, and images of continents are somewhat remakably obvious when now pointed out to us. It takes a good eye though to see it in the first place.

Tess Kincaid said...

Yes, the rust does form continents. Nice.

Martin H. said...

I see those continents, Laurie.

Doctor FTSE said...

Always surprising what fold find in the prompts. Continents . . but of course!

gsb3 said...

this is very imaginative and insightful. great job looking for images that most of us didn't notice.