Tuesday, 1 December 2009

My Starry Night

I went through a painting phase about 10 years ago.  It was really just an attempt to paint phase.  Believe me, I'm sure I didn't do anything spectacular.  My uncle, an artist (specifically a painter), said one of the best ways to learn and practice was to copy the masters (uh, or try to anyway).  So that's what I did.  I tried to copy a few things and put my own spin on them.  Here's my version of Starry Night.  I was also going through a mosaic phase, hence the beads and glitter.  I think the beads and glitter make my Starry Night look extra sparkly.  I gave this to my friend Josh and pretty much forgot about it until recently when he reminded me of it.  He emailed a picture of it to me.  I love it and want to make another one now.  I keep looking at the picture thinking, I made that?! Even though it's just a simple copy of a really famous painting, it still surprises me that I actually created it, and that I totally forgot about it.


littlebyrd said...

I'll say it too...you made that?! It is so wonderful!!!!

caroline said...

i love that!

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

Leigh, this is fantastic! i love it!!