Thursday, April 23, 2009
Fresh Zinnias and Old Books
ANOTHER USE FOR OLD BOOKS!
I love to read. I inherited that love from my mother and I later got my father to love it also. When I was growing up we used to go to a city that had a fabulous old bookstore. That was a time when you could buy good old books at a cheap price.
Anyway, now I'm dependent upon purchasing old books at flea markets, thrift stores, garage sales, etc. But you can still get them.
Well, I love placing old books in an image.
The vase in the above image was purchased very cheaply at an antique store. Though it is crooked, it is simple and I like the lines around it.
I chose the zinnias because I like the colors of the flowers.
I photographed the image against a very plain and light material.
Then when I got the image into the computer I used a textured yellow background which I had created and then a different created background to give the image more color. But I thought the yellow would look good with the red.
It is a simple image - but I do like it.
Challenge for today:
Take stock of your old books for picture purposes