Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Family Affair!

A Union of Nations
When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art.~Paul Cezanne~

What does a still life have in common with a family affair and a union of nations?
 Well, my traveled sister-in-law, Jo-ann, sent me an e-mail containing a painting by Paul Cezanne. It is simply titled, Still Life! She thought it, a good inspiration piece for me to emulate. I love the work of Cezanne, and a couple of light bulbs went off. I immediately put the grocery shopping off for another couple of hours (easy), ran around the house collecting some of my favorite objects and came up with the above photo!

The scarf in the lower right was given to me by my cousin, Gaynel, who is an airline stewardess for Delta. She purchased the woven textile in Istanbul, Turkey. It is absolutely beautiful and I always wait for opportunities to wear it here in Florida (air conditioning).
The woven scarf in the lower left was given to me by my cousin, Nancy. She purchased it for me in Egypt. Her son, at the time, worked for the US government, there. The scarf in the background was purchased for myself on, Canal Street in New York City. Love those fabulous fakes! The towel was purchased by my mother in Madeira, Portugal. My sister Terry, gave me the small bowl in the foreground. It is pewter on the outside and ceramic on the interior. Very textural and beautiful.

The small framed photo in the foreground is that of my cousins and myself on Easter Sunday, many, many years ago. The photo in the background is of our parents.
Well there you have it, a family affair with a collection of gifts from different nations.
Fruits and veggies designed by nature and I don't think they clash!
I hope Monsieur Cezanne would approve! 

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1 comment:

hootnonny said...

I loved this of flickr, but your story kicks the image up a notch! BAM!

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