Friday, July 9, 2010

Tulip Tapestry at the Dallas Arboretum

Tulip Tapestry by Nancy Medina
Dallas Arboretum Series
Oil on Museum Quality Linen Board
Available in My Daily Painters Gallery

Nancy Medina Web Site

Tulip Tapestry is a new work of art based on the red and orange tulips of one of my favorite places, the Dallas Arboretum. I had a few frantic moments last week thinking I had lost all of my photos from Spring 2010 at the Arboretum. Fortunately, the husband found them for me mixed in with a bunch of miscellaneous flower photos. (And, of course, I got the requisite suggestion about filing my photos in a particular order or date or subject sequence.) Unfortunately, the muses don't play well with regimen in my studio. The things that inspire me have to sneak up on me unawares, or be some beautiful image I have stumbled upon. Carefully planned strategies do not light my creative fires as much as the accidental discovery of a blossom or color combination.

For my artsy friends, I am always wondering what inspires you. Is it thumbing through a furniture catalog or going to a fabric store? Pray tell! And don't forget to celebrate - because it's Friday!

Tulips from the Dallas Arboretum
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