|"FLOWER TRIBUNE" - detail|
This painting is readable. There are several Flower Tribune stories that were written just for this painting if you look closely:
Poppy Wins Election
In the closest election in a decade,
Ima Poppy won a narrow victory over
her opponent, Harry Hydrangea. She
sighted the importance of being red
instead of blue as giving her the win.
BrownEyed-Susan Wins in CA
In other election news, Jerry Brown-Eyed
Susan won the governorship of California.
Brown-Eyed Susan credited his earthy
campaign and noted his strong showing in
Los Angeles and San Francisco where he had
the great support of a large Fruit and Nut
Texas Election Results Still
Election officials in Texas are still counting
in what appears to be a monumental task since all
the candidates were named BlueBonnet. With a
very slight lead in the voting, Very BlueBonnet
has already claimed victory. This is being hotly
disputed by candidates Slightly, Pale, Deep,
Double, Pinkish, and Royal. Navy has dropped out
the running sighting voter fraud.
Poppies Win State Championship
The Poppy team rolled over the other flower
teams to clinch their second consecutive state
championship. Coach Red attributed his team's
success to hard work and Miracle Grow.
Chrysanthemums Are First in Division
The Chrysanthemums hardly had to work at all
to secure a victory over their fierce rivals,
the Impatiens. At their recent meeting, there
was much speculation at Mum Stadium about the
weather and the effect it would have on the
visiting Impatiens team.
At game time, the temperature hovered at the
32 degree mark and the Impatiens team started
dropping like rocks. Mum coach, Chris Mum said,
"All we had to do was show up. The Impatiens
became droopy and could not perform."
I have to admit, I had fun writing the flower stories. I'm sure any REAL journalists reading these "stories" will moan at my journalistic writing skills.
Using newsprint as a collage material is interesting in that the text kind of blurs together and looks like a neutral patterned background. I ended up adding an amber colored glaze over the background to promote color harmony.
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