Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Long Horn

Isn't the curve of this horn just perfection?



I wish I would have taken a thousand more shots to get just the right angle. We saw these long horn in a pasture just off the side of the road in Plano last week. Of course, there was a fence between me and the bull. I stuck the lens through the links.

This picture reminds me of what I find inspiring. It's the line. Others are moved by the beauty of flowers or beaches or animals. I'm much more interested in the shape of the leaf or the pattern of the rocks on the shore... or the curve of the horn.

7 comments:

Gerrie said...

I'm with you!! Finding a design element in an unusual place.

ACey said...

what a cool way to define your creative 'spark' in terms of inspirational source and motivation. Mine's definitely color. If the color's there, I enjoy the treasure hunt of figuring out how the other design elements define themselves AS color. But I never thought about it before, at least not in such a constructive way.

Anonymous said...

Deborah, your curved horn today reminds me of the line of a friendship, maturing through the years, twisting and turning gracefully, yet pointing always toward a future of shared hope and companionship! Thank you. Lucy

Deb R said...

It's a beautiful line!

Mrs. Mel said...

I get it.

Brooke said...

I like your new picture. The cow horn reminds me of the last drawing class I took about a year ago. The teacher brought out this huge cow's skull for us to draw. And I wondered, why do art teachers always have something dead that their students have to draw? I was a little grossed out. But the drawing turned out beautifully - better than I thought I could draw. I must have been turned on by the lines, too, or something.

kathy said...

and that appreciation is why you had the particular painting over your fireplace, name of which I cannot remember (been trying for a day now). The original is at the Eric Carle museum in Northampton, Mass, remember?