Monday, January 28, 2013

Snowflake Angels

My poetry and wine-loving friend from "Rae's Poetic Ramblings" challenged me to create an image from one of her poems. This is one of two she sent me:

Stained glass angels
Languorous in the shadow
Of the moon's light
Rest from the carnivals
In dusk's house

Since there had just been a snowfall in which perfect, individual flakes were visible, I made up the idea of snowflakes as angels. Each one is different, no matter how many there might be, and each one melts away after delivering its message. The moon is full tonight, and there will be snow. The ring of cloud reflection around the moon is a sign of snow coming. A snowflake is a tiny bit of nature's stained glass, depending on what it reflects. In the background, "dusk's house" is represented by an abstract cathedral, from which the icy angels rest by languorously flitting around until they sink to the cold ground.

Image entirely created in Photoshop, 7" x 10", January 28, 2013. I confess to being influenced by Van Gogh's famous "Starry Night." Larger view if you click.