Thursday, March 30, 2017

CCEE1713,Van Gogh's Birthday

March 30th is the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh.  Today he would be 164 years old.  Let the lyrics of
Don McLean's time-honored classic, "Vincent," inspire your design today. Don McLean wrote this song in 1971 after reading a book about the artist's life.


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 words highlighted in blue....paint your palette blue and gray for my inspiration.

We hope you choose to be inspired by Mr. McLean's beautiful words to create a card to honor Vincent Van Gogh and his contributions to the world.

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StampOwl said...

love the flowers and the colors you used.

Lynn McAuley said...

What remarkable flowers in your pretty palette of blue and gray! Such a lovely card, Vicky!

Liz Williams said...

Love the variety of things that this challenge inspired. Love that you picked the palatte of blue and gray. Awesome flowers.

Lois said...

What a cool card -- I love those graphic-looking flowers.

Joanne Grzelak said...

Vicky...these whimsical flowers really pull you the blue and gray coloring....really a very retro look but a very modern card....fabulous

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What interesting modern flowers these are.....and so different for you, mf!! Wonderful choice for the blue and gray part of the song.