Sunday, March 4, 2012
What’s in a name?
If you remember from the last post, I was having trouble choosing a name for my current WIP. And……EUREKA! I FOUND IT.
Since this will be a sunrise behind a tree with a raven in it…….
Morning Has Broken. Yay! Remember that song by Cat Stevens?
“Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird.”
So I thought you might like to see the photos that I used as reference for this – I have been changing the way I use reference photos. I used to look for a photo of an element (like the bird, or the tree) that was very similar to what I wanted to end up with, but I have been getting away from that, which makes me happy. I feel like it’s a sign that my creative confidence is maturing. First is the tree photo that caught my attention:
And the bird, which if you reverse the image, is not all that far from what I made, but I wanted the bird to be sort of “tucked in” as if it hadn’t really woken up for the day yet:
And then the background, which is from a painting I did a year ago or so. It won’t be quite like that, but you get the idea.
And today I finished the glass on the tree. Whooppee!