Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wordful Wednesday - "The Last Apple"

10 words. Any words. Back in August, artist Rebekah Joy Plett held a painting contest. I, along with many others, submitted 10 inspiring words (or less) for possible incorporation into a new painting created by Plett, a painting that she planned to auction off to benefit SOS Children's Villages Canada.

Fall was just beginning and apples abounded. Not able to resist the challenge and submitted the following list, partly inspired by one of my favorite books, The Orchard by Adele Crockett Robertson and also by my own grandmother's experiences growing up in the Great Depression:

Apples, Great Depression, beautiful young woman, basket, survival, locket, blue

She chose my words! I had the pleasure of watching the progression, from beginning to end. Here is the beautiful finished painting. The original is currently available for purchase on ebay if you'd like to place a bid. (One third of the total selling price will be donated to the SOS Children's Villages Canada. Bidding ends December 2nd.)

"The Last Apple" Great Depression original oil painting

I love Plett's artwork. Whimsical and unusual are a good words to describe many of her works. Plus, Plett is also a writer and a children's book fan and recently illustrated a series of children's books. I'm thrilled that I had the chance to collaborate in such a fun and interesting project and look forward to following Plett as she continues to create!

Just out of curiosity, what words would you select if asked to help inspire a painting?

Find more of this week's Wordless Wednesday (or Wordful) posts at 5 Minutes for Mom


Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

How fun to see a set of "random" words change into such a beautiful image! What a great exercise!

Susie B. Homemaker said...

That's awesome. Incredible to see the artist's interpretation of your words. :)

Amy @ Cheeky Cocoa Beans said...

How wonderful to experience the transformation of your 10 words into the artist's interpretation of them! I checked out the links to see the progression, too, and it was very interesting to see.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Erin said...

Now that is too be chosen, I mean.
my words...

silly, child play, book, imagination coming to life, orange, striped, pickle

yeah...I said pickle