Artists thrive on positive responses to their artwork and I was delighted to receive the following message – “Congratulations, Vanessa! You have been selected as our ‘Up Close & Personal’ featured artist in ‘A Woman’s Touch’!!
Rose Pink Swirl Macro Photography Vanessa Thomas
Later tonight or early tomorrow [Sunday] morning, this gorgeous rose macro swirl & a brief bio will grace our homepage for the week beginning 9.6.20. You are invited to share the homepage featuring your work on Social Media, with family & friends, and in any group discussions thread that fits. Fvl.” Brooks Garten Hauschild
Brooks Garten Hauschild has led a remarkable creative journey and it’s wonderful that she has decided to support other female artists in this way!
The exceptional heat this week combined with the persistent drought had a dramatic effect on the roses. Although they are producing blooms at quite a rapid rate the dry heat seemed to simply melt their petals yielding rather interesting effects. Some of them look like potpourri on a stem!
I was really touched today by the comments and responses of a fellow blogger to my posts on roses. Seldom have I received such a heartfelt and warm response to my photographs and it was clearly from someone who is equally enraptured by the beauty of roses. Since my garden is alive with them at the moment I picked a few and put them in a vase just for her! So these are for you Lady Amy ! I am sure you will enjoy visiting her lovely blog Petals Unfolding ~ The Embrace of Love~ too.
The Roses just keep blooming and they have such beautiful shading that I just have to take a few more photos. I put some emphasis on the petals rather than the full bloom after being inspired by one of the winning entries for IGPOTY (International Garden Photographer of the Year).