Thursday, February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day Song by Klaus Nomi... his Gift of Love... with Shades of Violet...

Sequined heart
Here's a violet-coloured Valentine heart I made, having bought a stash of sequins from a cheap-and-cheerful shop in England over the summer (thank you PoundLand!). I hoarded away several packets of various different colours, but my eyes were drawn to the purple ones first of all; there will always be something about shades of violet..
Forget-Me-Not thoughts for a dearly loved feline friend...
 The sequins were of all shades, shapes and sizes and I couldn't buy enough of them!



Valentine Song by Klaus Nomi came to mind for today, and to go with the music here are some other shades of purple that I've come across in flowers in the wild, or in very tame places over the past year.

   
The orchids look like painted silk, with dye running down their surface...

 Or blown on with an air-brush, to give a pyschedelic speckled effect... If not created after the large consumption of psychedelic drugs themselves...


Other flowers are far less sophisticated in form but so mind-blowingly bright that I can hardly look at them!

  
Despite the simplicity of their form, the colours seem to burst outwards and burn your very eyes!


Other flowers take the shape of a star-burst, exploding outwards...


  Or spreading out in the morning dew...


Or pushing on upwards into the rain...


 Or simply intricate, with frothy forms and delicate details...

  
Their pale, ragged lace-like edges leading down into hidden interiors...

 Where only insects would venture...


Or hardier creatures stroll...


Or busy themselves regardless of who's watching... 



Flitting from one flower to another, even when their wings are tattered and tired at the end of the season...


And so here's to the music of Klaus Nomi, a 'gift of love' from a creative genius who fly away, only too soon, to the beautiful place he must have come from...

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