Monday, May 23, 2011

I think that shall never see, a poem as lovely as a tree, for Mr. Toasts Creative Tuesday


"The Grandfather" ACEO

When my husband and I first got married and started looking for a house I had but one request.  There had to be trees. Nothing would do but big, large, shady trees that would cool the house in the hot Virginia summers. They would be a haven for the colorful birds that I enjoyed feeding. You see, I’ve always loved trees, the bigger, and more knotted the better.
They say that wrinkles on the human face are a sign of great wisdom.  Thanks, but I’ll pass on that.  Trees are an entirely different story.  Give me the ones that have the wrinkles and the great age. I’ll take the ones that have seen many things and witnessed many momentous events. They’ve a story to tell and I am listening.  Are you?
The theme for Mr. Toasts Creative Tuesdays this week is “Trees.” Please enjoy my entry an ACEO called “The Grandfather.”  Check out all the other super creative artwork at:


28 comments:

Carrie'sCreations said...

Love the close-up of the tree, awesome!!! I agree wrinkles look better elsewhere than the face:)

craftattack said...

Beautiful tree! I always love the ones with cracks and creases and twists!

Franz said...

The trees, if they could talk, would tell the incredible stories!
Ciao!

Carol Blackburn said...

LOL Crystal, you sound like me. I told my husband I had to have trees, I didn't care what the house looked like and he said he had to have a big garage. We got both and a neat house to boot.
Great post.

Magic Love Crow said...

I love your aceo Crystal! And, I agree with you, I love my trees ;o) I even give them hugs ;o) They are living and sometimes, they need one ;o) I always think, if trees could talk, what would they say? I'm listening too ;o)

Wanda said...

Oh what a marvelous knarly tree. What character, and the background is wonderful.

Leovi said...

Wonderful magnificent tree with knots. Very nice.

Miss 376 said...

There is something marvelous about aged trees, would have some great stories to tell if they could talk. Love the character of your tree

Birdie said...

How beautiful! This reminds me of the old trees with Spanish moss growing on them near the Louisiana bayous. Makes me miss home, though most of my hometown is under water at the moment.

EVA said...

Gorgeous old tree trunk! Such character and you're so right - the stories they could tell to someone who'd listen. Great that you are!

Lee Pierce said...

Wonderful old tree! The gnarlier - the better :D

Diana Evans said...

I love this post!!! and that tree looks amazing!!!!

Daniella said...

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Daniella said...

You are so amazing! Every piece you make looks like a photograph!

I love old trees too! Like you said, the older the better!!

xxDaniella

My Life Under the Bus said...

Aww You know what I miss? We have a flowering crabapple we had bought when My first son was born - hot pink and gorgeous - obviously could not take it with us and this stupid house has not one flowering tree : P

Christine said...

wow now that's what I call a tree.

linda said...

What a magnificent tree, if only they could talk!

Missy said...

You piece is truly beautiful! I love trees too!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Now that is a tree with personality. Great work. I love trees too.
QMM

Heather said...

YES, I am listening! I love the thought that trees have so many stories to tell....i have often thought that myself - how many wonderful things they have witnessed.
Another beauty, Crystal! Really, I love this one! xoxo

Betsy said...

Oh, this is really wonderful! I love the 3-D texture on that bark. I totally agree with loving trees...the bigger and shadier the better. :)

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I love your ACEO!

Janice said...

A wonderful, wise tree!

Gerri Herbst said...

Beautiful tree, so expresive.

dthaase said...

so well captured

Kristin Dudish said...

Such beautiful twists and turns on the trunk! (I love the name too)

When we bought our house we fell in love with all of the trees... then came fall - yikes! It's a lot of raking! ha! (But worth it, definitely worth it.)

xo
Kristin

Mmm said...

Crystal, WOW! Another amazing detailed composition. Love the knotty bark contrasted against the looser watercolour background tree. Wonderful.

So, I suppose you would nev3r want to do a new house then with no landscaping? Big draw back there for certain.

I do so love old trees too. Quite agree. and yes, give me wrinkles! :)

Holly said...

What a fantastic old man. Reminds me of the old live oaks in the south that get covered with the kudzu and vines.

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