Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Let’s cover the walls with Sunflowers!

Hello there, Sunshine!

I’m ohhhh so happy to bring you an illustration of mine today that I hope will bring a smile to your face. But first, let’s get all hopped up on paintings by the master colorist, painter, dreamer... Vincent van Gogh. It might give you a bit of an idea of what my newest remixed digital stamp set is today...

Vincent van Gogh, Sunflowers, 1888  ||  Public Domain photo
Vincent van Gogh, Still Life Vase with Twelve Sunflowers, 1889  ||  Public Domain photo
Vincent van Gogh, Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers, 1888  ||  Public Domain photo

I recently read an article about how Vincent came to paint his series of sunflower paintings in order to woo the artist Paul Gauguin to come visit him, and cover the walls of the room where he would be staying in van Gogh’s house in Arles, France, in exquisite sunflowers! It’s quite fascinating, if you want to pop over to the BBC for a transcript...

Well, really, who among us isn’t wooed and wowed by sunflowers? They give a thrill, whether the walls are covered in them (can you IMAGINE what a sight that must’ve been?!) or if you pass by a field of bright yellow beauties in bloom, or even if maybe your neighbors’ 8-foot specimens are leaning over the fence and into view! I’d say the same powerful spark of joy can be created with a single bloom bursting forth from the paper.... so let’s start there! Introducing: Sunflower Power.

http://powerpoppy.com/collections/instant-garden-limited-time-digital-stamp-downloads/products/sunflower-power

This set includes my sunflower illustration and a sentiment that lets somebody know how much you appreciate them! It’s as simple as that, my sweet friends, and you can color up this set in a simple, cheerful yellow, or go dramatic with hybrid reds, oranges, and even shades of magenta — heck, have fun with it, no matter how you decide to go!! Just add a little sunshine to someone’s day. How about today?

Here are some women who are VERY GOOD at adding sunshine to all of our days — members of our Bloom Brigade and Instant Gardener design teams!! They have created a stunning card with this new set, come and get a little sunshiny goodness for yourself, just by reading their blog posts:


Thank you so much for coming by today to see our newest Digi on the 5s release, and thank you to all of you for adding such a joyful element to MY life. I appreciate you so very much!

3 comments:

  1. Be still my heart! I am such a sucker for sunflowers and this one is a BEAUTY! I am so excited to see what the DT members have created, so I'm off now to buzz around and take it all in. Thanks again, Marcella for sharing your wonderful talent with us!

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  2. This is just gorgeous. I love all these digital stamps and this one is another winner. Thanks so much!

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  3. Oh, Van Gogh's sumflowers...I have 4 prints in my kitchen! Perfect timing with this digi. The country side (acres of fields) are blooming with them!! (excited to have back in most farmers crop rotation)

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