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I’m back. I’m rested but a little hysterical since I have had two more conditions diagnosed; one requires surgery, the other is a second incurable autoimmune condition for which the only treatment will be medication, which might or might not make a difference. You couldn’t make it up!

This is one of my very early abstracts created out of some flower and leaf photographs.

via In the Garden Where the Faeries Go Mouse Pad | Zazzle.com

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It may or may not surprise you to know that this is, in essence, an inverted version of Japanned Butterflies. A little blending tweak here, a little blending tweak there and Bob’s your uncle!

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


Japanned Butterflies © Sarah Vernon

Japanned Butterflies © Sarah Vernon Art Prints, Framed Prints & Canvases

japan | dʒəˈpan |
noun [ mass noun ]
a hard, dark, enamel-like varnish containing asphalt, used to give a black gloss to metal objects.
• a kind of varnish in which pigments are ground, typically used to imitate lacquer on wood.
• articles made in a Japanese style, especially when decorated with lacquer or enamel-like varnish.

verb (japansjapanningjapannedwith obj. ] cover (something) with a hard black varnish: (as adj. japanneda japanned tin tray.

Japanning describes the European imitation of Asian lacquerwork, originally used on furniture.

ORIGIN late 17th cent.: from Japan.
(Apple Dictionary)

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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