There are so many colorful opportunities to get creative in the Northwest. In April I experienced my first Tulip Festival. Given that tulips are my favorite flower, I was excited to hang out at tulip farms surrounded by fields of blooms and COLOR.
The fields were beautiful, but as I walked around taking pictures of tulip after tulip, watching everyone else do the same, I began to get bored. I needed something “different”. I wanted to show the fields and the color in a new way, in a melissaAnne Colors way. So I decided to try a technique I’d been using for sunrises and sunsets recently.
I could see what I wanted in my mind, but I wasn’t getting it. I spent hours there…
adjusting camera settings
climbing on fences
balancing on fence posts
(getting lots of odd looks & questions about what exactly I was doing)
moving this way & that…
Finally, all the pieces came together and it began to happen. I got what I envisioned.
I think there is a lesson in my tulip farm adventure: When we really want something, we have to be open to movement, willing to try all possibilities, OK with being “different”, and patient in reaching our intentions.
I guess art really is a lot like life.