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Starry Starry Night | New Painting

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Original Artwork by Angela DiGiovanni

It’s been awhile since I painted.  It seems to go in spurts.  Maybe I felt inspired again because I just cleaned up and organized my ‘studio’/office.  Of course now, my mind is flooded with inspiration – too much to ever really grab hold of and express.  It seems to be all of nothing, even by way of inspiration for me.

I don’t have a title for her yet – she was inspired by a photo I took and processed, and the song “Vincent”, namely the lyric:

“This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you.”

…Maybe that should be her title?

Here she is in black and white:

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Original Artwork by Angela DiGiovanni

It’s also been fun to digitally enhance her, which creates completely new and separate art:

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Original Art by Angela DiGiovanni

Here is the photo and lyric that inspired the tones and expression:

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Photography by Angela DiGiovanni

Starry, starry night.
Paint your palette blue and grey.
Look out on a summer’s day,
with eyes that know the darkness in my soul.
For they could not love you,
but still your love was true.
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you…

-Don McLean | Vincent (Starry Starry Night)

It’s a tragic and beautiful song – about Vincent Van Gogh, and how he was not understood by the ‘world’ until he died.  Listen to the song set to a video of his paintings:  Vincent by Don McLean

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I Heart Ray LaMontagne

Feeling a touch of Melancholy tonight.  And it doesn’t get any more Melancholy in music than Ray LaMontagne (well, maybe Tom Waits).  This was the first song of Ray’s that I heard and it was instant love for me for him.  Every song after continued to delight and surprise.  I <3 Ray.

I’m working through my Sugar Detox (for my fertility journey) and maybe that’s why I’m feeling blue.  Last week’s challenge was to eliminate all High Fructose Corn Syrup – this week it’s white flour.  Flour… so much harder than I thought it would be.  Tonight I ate white rice.  Duh.  I probably can’t even have that, can I?  The corn syrup was a breeze because I’ve already consciously eliminated that mostly a long time ago.  But did you know it’s even in most of the breads at the grocery store?  Yes, ma’am, it is.  Take a look.  It’s EVERYWHERE.  Even in your crackers.  Boo.

If you want to join in the detox, visit NaturallyKnockedUp.com :-)

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