Saturday, December 3, 2011

Dead Flowers

OK, I promise to stop naming my posts after Rolling Stones songs.

I grew up pretty indifferent to the Stones.  I knew the hits.  The hits were fine, but whatever.   It was ancient history.  My appreciation for the 60's was hyper-focused on the Who.  And what self respecting new wave fan listened to the Stones for crying out loud?  but when I turned 30 I had an epiphany.  those mid-period stones records?  from the late 60's and early 70's?  jeez louise.  why did it take me 30 years to figure this out.  Beggar's Banquet?  Let it Bleed? Sticky Fingers?  Exile On Main Street?  These are some of the best records ever made.  When I admitted this total reversal of opinion to my fellow nerds rock loving friends, the very wise MAM said "You know the thing about Exile?".............."It's a really good record"
enough said.

Here's my green piece.  (oh MAN I just said green peace) for Daisy Yellow's Rainbow
It made me realize I don't use much green (i.e. grass green, Celtics green, Kermit green).  I'm much more earth-tone when it comes to green.  so there you have it.  Not really a dead flower, but a dormant tree.  It doesn't feel rainbow-licious, but I like it nonetheless.


  1. It's so interesting to see what colors resonate with us. I like your tree, it's authentic. xox Corrine

  2. I just never really got into the Stones. Saw just about everyone in concert but them. lol

  3. I like The Stones and my daughter has been in love with Mick since she was a little girl. Your tree is very natural and reminds me of an aspen with the white-ish bark.

  4. I love trees and this one looks ready to hold winter snow. We all seem to head for a certain color palette. Earth tones are not colors I use often but I love some of the pieces I have done that use them. Go figure! Oh, and love the Stones. When my daughter was young she used to mess up the name and call them the falling rocks!