When I was a little girl with pigtails and flyaway bangs, digging my way to China in the vegetable garden, little could I have known (or was it a premonition of things to come) that I would someday visit Asian countries and absorb so many "flavors" of their culture.
When I was a little girl wearing knee worn denim coveralls and dusty shoes, skipping rope, know that I would someday stand face to face with enormous, hissing dragons that slithered about the street.
When I was a little girl whose world consisted of barns, sliver-prone fences, skipping stones in irrigation ditches know that one day I would stand under an enormous tree in Hong Kong tossing oranges for Good Luck?
When I was a little girl, my imagination was second to none, but the time came when imagination became reality.
Which leads me to a different type of imagination....the art of manipulating photographs, changing their reality.
At Photo Art Fridays we were given the challenge to create an abstract with a photograph.
No digging in the family garden...no this meant going to China to get the real experience...and so it is with abstraction.
In homage to Chinese New Year---two abstracts
This brought out the artist in me!
Dragon paper doll.
Don't even ask me how I got from the photo below to those above.
But I did use Bonnie's textures: Dropped Petals, Technicolor, Fool's Gold. It was lots of fun even if I can't repeat it.
original (a bit boring)
Drop in at Bonnie's blog to see this week's abstract photographs. There will be plenty of imagination to go around.
Just a reminder that this is the last day to post a hello in the comments to participate in the Painting Gift Away.
The winner will be announced on Monday. Wish I had a painting for everyone who is joining me.
And now I think it is time to order Chinese Take Out and start celebrating the Year of the Snake....