Monday, February 7, 2011

{three, two, one}

The Memory of the Trees
The Memory of the Trees
Collage, acrylics and textiles on canvas
16 x 16 inch

three years today since I began blogging.

two years today since Black Saturday, the worst bushfires in Victoria's history.

one year today since I started work on 'The Memory of the Trees' to commemorate Black Saturday.  It's been sitting in my studio all year, me working through various ideas about how to complete it.  Then just last week I realised it was finished. Suddenly, just like that, it's done.

18 comments:

  1. Aha! And I like it...your best so far I reckon!

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  2. I admire your talent, and knowing when it's finished must be hardest part. Great work.

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  3. I used to live near Bright. Before I had even fully scrolled down the picture I was reminded of the poplars in autumn. I used to see them from the school bus or when we went to the ends of Wandilagong. All those beautiful sunshiny colours on tall, skinny sticks. Cherrie

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  4. The painting is a beautiful depiction of a tragedy . Happy anniversary Cathy. X

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  5. Happy Bloggiversary my friend! Only three years... it feels like sooooo much longer.

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  6. Happy blog anniversary! I love your painting but also feel so deeply sad thinking about the loss and devastation. xo

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  7. As I scrolled down the page the painting immediately reminded me of the bushfires. Very evocative. Still thinking of all that day, it will be a long time before fires like that are put behind those affected.

    Congratulations on the 3 years blogging. Seems there are a few of us celebrating three years this year :-) Looking forward to more paintings and thoughts over the next three.

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  8. happy blogiversary!!
    it's very strange, the difference in weather in 2 years isn't it?
    the painting is fantastic, very bushfire-y. excellent representation :D

    to another 3 year (at least!!)
    xo

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  9. It's perfect! Well done on knowing when to stop - I find that very hard when arting and crafting.

    Also - happ bloggiversary! It's been a pleasure getting to know you all this time.

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  10. Happy Blogiversary, most excellent TG.

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  11. Happy, Happy Blogiversary Darling. Your art is says it all to me, it's a perfect representation of a horrid happening. Congrats. xo.

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  12. happy blogiversary!
    That painting... don't know what to say, but I think you've done an amazing job...

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  13. Love your painting, the colors are amazing. Happy blogiversary - thats awesome. x

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  14. This is stunning . Both a marvellous memorial to such a terrible day and a beautiful , powerful painting .
    Congratulations on your anniversary and may you celebrate many more !

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  15. THAT. Is AWESOME! Really captivating. I love how the eye is drawn in and then out again, you swirl though, which echoes the intensity of the subject matter. Sometimes, it's just a matter of knowing when to stop. Excellent. Need I say more?? :-)

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  16. LOVE that painting! And here's to more years of blogging....

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  17. the inspiration for this piece is compelling & soulful! i love it sooooo! &&&&& the painting is gorgeous! i would love to have a secret picnic in this place. xox

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