I don't think my daughter is the next Picasso, Van Gogh or Gaudí, but a mother can't help but find pleasure in her daughter's creative artwork~~work she creates with her young, tender hands.
I love sneaking up on Amelia as she's standing behind her easel, long paintbrush in hand, swirling, stippling, gliding the colors from end to end aimlessly, with purpose, aimlessly across her white craft paper. What I discover on the other side is usually a wide-eyed little girl excited to share her newest creation.
Yes, I secretly dote on her paintings and have been keeping all of my favorites in a special stack~~ for safe keeping, for a future project...I'm not quite sure.
It's been a while since I photographed something for the sheer sake of caputuring something that I find beautiful. But the other day, as I was carrying in a bowl of fresh yellow Jubilee pear tomatoes from the garden, their vibrant yellow color was screaming to be paired with one of Amelia's most recent paintings~~ a beautiful pêle mêle of cool violets, ceruleans, and turquoises.
The result is nothing but eye candy. Completely random, but I love it.
I can't help but stare at the wavy blends of blues and purples, the ripe form of the tomatoes, and their exploding contrasts.
Perhaps photographing Amelia's artwork is a way that I can preserve and keep it for future admiring.
In this case, I have captured the two things we love the most~~
Amelia's affinity for painting (and the color blue) and my passion for gardening, which together create a most artful mixture.
images by à la parisienne