Monday, June 4

The Green Man

In realms of myth and fantasy the Green Man has survived.
From far away as pagan times I think he's lived and thrived
within the minds of country folk, through good times, or through bad,
and this kind of longevity is anything but sad.
Fruitful gifts of mother earth have morphed into a man
in this, my painted image - ignore him if you can!

Thanks to Tess at Mag 120 and Klaus Enrique Gerdes, whose image below sparked all of the above!


14 comments:

  1. Oooh, that last line sounds a bit ominous! Love what you've done with the image too.

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  2. Sparkling take on the prompt, visually and textually...

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  3. I can't!
    I don't even want to...

    ;)

    PS. Well done! And I like your twist on the visual, too.

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  4. The second I saw your altered image, I was hooked! Nicely done, Penny.

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  5. Clever, like what you did with the picture and written for this prompt, gave a bit of life.

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  6. The Green man cometh, what a great sight to see and great imaginational work too

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  7. I love your abstract version of the prompt way better than the original. Yours is so much more dynamic and the colors relate more freely. Long live fruit and vegetables!! Thanks for sharing. =D

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  8. Curious paradox you have highlighted there , Jinksy, the earth itself is female , yet her fruit that goes forth to inseminate us with its stored sunlight is male. Hmm, very garden of Eden . Perhaps our appetite is the snake , thanks !

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  9. He's our "five-a-day" on a plate! I like what you have done with Gerdes's Harvest Festival.

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  10. Now why did I think this was a woman? I think she used to live next door to me!

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  11. I love what you did with the photo! very delightful....and funny but Dave may have a good point here!

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  12. Another beauty, Jinksy. I can't ignore him - not while you're the queen of image alterations!

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