gerbera, again

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These flowers get less and less tidy and more and more interesting to me as they wilt and twist with age. Can we take them as models, becoming more intensely ourselves as we get older?

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I've been wondering this for a while, but I'm only now getting around to asking, especially in light of this image and the one before: your work in these posts sometimes seems to make use of your book's gutter as a compositional element to enhance the illusion of a 3-dimensional space. Is that just me looking too closely, or is that in fact an intention of yours?

Great, great. Just what i like when we talk about sketchbooks. Can i put you in mine links list?

i really like the petals without outlines and the extra bit of red paint on the lower ones. it makes me indescribably optimistic. :)

Great question, John. I do think about the line of the gutter as an element in the composition, but the 3-D effect is less planned and more a variable effect of the home-sewn binding. (Whether the book will lie flat when I take my picture is not predictable.)

Thanks José Louro, I'd be honored to be among your links.

And Jenny, I'm so glad you felt the optimism!

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