Sunday, November 16, 2003

under glass

"there are always flowers for those who want to see them."
henri matisse

i don't suppose matisse was talking about garden centres, exactly - well: i KNOW he wasn't - but they are a welcome diversion when, as sam so succinctly put it, our palette has reverted to greyscale for the rest of the season.
living colour as a stopgap: i absorb, aisle after aisle, a little brightness to bridge the winter's dark.

*many of the submissions for the gimcracker blogiversary invitation have been posted. it was a definite challenge: my own photos tell me their own particular stories, sometimes even as i activate the shutter, but finding words that can do justice, as i have said, to someone else's artistry is another thing altogether. take a look. they are lovely.


  1. I respond easily to the vibrant colours of annuals ... pansies and petunias are my strengths ... just now coming into flower in my own small courtyard which is awash with Chinese Star Jasmine. I do enjoy the flowers that you find.

  2. I'm quite sure Matisse would have loved our garden centres.

  3. My favourite Matisse quote is : "I am unable to make any distinction between the feeling I get from life and the way I translate that feeling into painting."

  4. Beautiful - makes me feel a little bit warmer on these cold November days ...