Wednesday, May 05, 2010

ticket to the stars


For my part

I know nothing with any certainty

but the sight of the stars

makes me dream.

Vincent Van Gogh

14 comments:

Ozstuff said...

At least one of those "blokes" looks pleased to be shooting for the stars. The others look terrified. What a great picture!! Thanks for the smile and for the wonderful van Gogh quote.

Who Is Afraid of Tim Burton? Two?... said...

Hi! C.M.,
The graphics looks great...Thanks, for sharing the quote by Vincent Van Gogh.
(My third favourite painter, O'Keeffe, and Rothko, place 1st and 2nd respectively,)

I will listen to the sounds as I leave your blog.

DeeDee ;-D

Judy said...

Love your style! Enjoyed my look around your blog, some fun pieces - love the difference!

Taluula said...

I love your interpretation on the theme this week and I so love your style. Great work.

Terri Kahrs said...

Great piece and a wonderful interpretation of this week's theme. Hugs, Terri

Sam Juliano said...

I was fortunate enough last year to attend the "Van Gogh - Night Paintings" exhibit at MOMA in Manhattann with my wife and kids, and it was a stunning sight indeed to gaze at "The Starry Night" in its all its resplendent glory. Van Gogh’s works and letters not only carried on the art historical tradition of twilight and night scenes but also reflected how his thoughts were influenced by abundant literary sources. The powerful technical innovation—Van Gogh’s signature—that he applied to capture the effects of dark and light made for an unforgettable experience.

As always your work on this post is exemplary.

Lori Saul said...

Wonderful collage in the monochrome and a great quote as well- inspiring and an excellent vintage piece!

terri d. said...

your artistic work and the quote go hand and hand. love your style and your blog is beautiful.

Tom said...

interesting instrumentation and voice...

Daphne said...

I like those men, on love youre take on the theme!

mary.kg said...

Bonjour ! Vos collages sont vraiment extraordinaires !
je suis très admirative !
Bravo !
Mary.KG

Coffee Messiah said...

Thanks for all your kind comments.

dd: I like your top 3 artists!

sam: That's so nice to hear. Years ago in Indianapolis we saw a Remington exhibit, and when we saw the letters he wrote and drew on while in the field, well, it made me think quite differently about him as a person.

tom: John Stewart was in the Kingston Trio, back in the day, wrote Daydream Believer for the Monkees (and other songs made famous by others)and like this song from '87, was a powerful songwriter until his death.

Gaby Bee said...

This piece is gorgeous and a great interpretation of this week's theme.
Gaby xo

Coffee Messiah said...

gb: Thanks for stopping by!