Thursday, 21 March 2013

Diptych Love




For the first time ever I'm posting to the Third Thursday Challenge on the right day.  Small victory dance going on in my corner. ;)

And here it is.  Inspired by Brenda herself from her diptych post which reminded me of the great storytelling potential of diptychs.  I've seen so many diptychs popping up on flickr and instagram and I love the storytelling possibilities of them.  I've seen lots of different takes on it - before/after, outside/inside, looking up/looking down, day/night....Kirsten at Mortal Muses wrote a great post called 5 Secrets of a Diptych Addict which has lots of great tips and ideas.

For my diptych, I wanted to experiment a bit with mixing and matching image and word, inspired by some of the layouts I've seen in the lovely Kinfolk magazine.  I'm always intrigued about how images and words can work together and love exploring new ways of expressing that.

So here it is.  Another ode to a spring that seems to have got lost. Soon, I hope, soon.

Thank you to Brenda for hosting.  Hop on over for more inspiration and some great advice on creating textures, including one of her own creations for download.





12 comments:

  1. I love how you did this -- the colours, the display and the words. Makes me long even more for spring to make her presence felt!

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  2. Beautiful, the colours are great in this.

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  3. Becs - what a gorgeous ode to spring (which is apparently temporarily on hiatus). You have collected and styled such a lovely combination of objects and I love the pale, pastel feel of the image. So light and airy and spring-like. And then combine this wonderful image with your text and it really does tell a powerful story. Great quote. Thanks for the link to Kirsten's post - some really wonderful tips there, which definitely whet my appetite to explore this concept further.

    So glad to have you here for the Third Thursday Challenge - taking the diptych idea and putting your spin on it. That's what I like about these personal challenges - as we each look into something outside our own comfort zone, we provide the inspiration for others to seek as well.

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  4. I like how an idea spotted somewhere--on a blog, Pinterest, a magazine--is given a whole new look by someone else who presents it with her own spin. Your quote reminds me that I need to be out in my yard working the dirt and, yes, probably smelling like it before I'm done.

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  5. Wonderful! I haven´t created one for some time now, but you have inspired me

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  6. Your image has such a soft feel to it, the feel of spring. I love the items you gathered and how you placed them. I wouldn't have thought about adding the words for the second photo. Love the idea!

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  7. This so lovely. such a soft dreamy feel to it and the teal background for the text is perfect. Beautiful work.

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  8. Lovely colours so Spring like even though it's freezing cold and blowing a gale ....

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  9. love your diptych and I agree, great colours. I think they are doing diptychs next month on mortal muses!

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  10. Becs, you have given us such a great taste of spring with this image, and the quote is perfect! I can hardly wait to dig in the flower beds and plant something green!

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  11. Becs, this could be a magazine layout in Real Simple or Country Living. I love your collection of objects, and the Margaret Atwood quote is great! Now I'm off to Mortal Muses to read the post you mentioned.

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  12. This is wonderful, Becs! Really a great combination of image and text, so beautifully paired. I love the tones of this -- a tribute to Spring. Hope it comes your way soon!

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