Studio 365: Day 19

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“Nowadays I try to put serenity into my pictures and re-work them as long as I have not succeeded”

Henri Matisse, from and Interview with Charles Estienne in 1909

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Well it is Monday after all, for those of you who enjoyed my Monday Bouquets last year. As many of you know Henri Matisse is an artist hero of mine and quotations from one of my favourite books, Matisse on Art, will make great additions to my Monday posts; from Monday Bouquets to Matisse Mondays, from time to time. What could be better? Now, back to work!

The Monday Bouquet: December 22

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My favorite complementary colors, yellow and violet, make today’s Monday Bouquet the

perfect way to send Complements of the Season to one and all.

Happy Holidays everyone 🙂

Golden Yellow


This collage featuring Olga Korbet, the golden girl of the ’72 and ’76 Olympic Games, will be familiar to those of you who follow my Monday Bouquet.

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Her never-to-be forgotten gold medal performances and a smile that is as heart warming and magical today as I remember it in 1972 are worth re-visiting in this official YouTube video from the International Olympic Committee:

For Krista’s Photo Challenge: Yellow, and Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Golden