Thursday, March 30, 2017

CCEE1713 - Happy Birthday, Vincent Van Gogh!

Lynn finshed her month as hostess for the CCEE Stampers by telling us that today is Vincent Van Gogh's 164th birthday.  She asked us to let the lyrics of Don McLean's tribute to Vincent Van Gogh generate our inspiration.

Vincent
by Don McLean

Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land
Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They did not listen,
They did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now
Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand

I chose the first line of this song.  Whenever I see Van Gogh's painting Starry Night, I think of the Northern Lights.  So I used the Northern Lights technique to create my sky.


Check out the CCEE Stampers blog to see which part of the song inspired the rest of the team.

6 comments:

StampOwl said...

looks like we both used the same technique for our cards this week. Love your version

Vicky Gould said...

Absolutely beautiful, Lois!

Lynn McAuley said...

What an amazing sky, Lois! I love the beautiful glow of your remarkable Northern Lights!

Liz Williams said...

Love your technique work on this Lois. Such a pretty take of the challenge. Everyone came up with such fabulous ideas.

Joanne Grzelak said...

wow....you nailed the look of the Northern Lights....truly stellar

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

this technique is just amazing....someday I will try it!! Makes a gorgeous bg for your card!