I think it was George Bernard Shaw that said,
“Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery,
it is the sincerest form of learning.”
And that is what I did today . . . learn . . . from some of the best.
I did it again . . . I took a magazine cover and I tweaked it for a summer vignette.
I was in love with this cover of the Cottage Journal
as soon as I pulled the issue out of my mailbox.
I did a similar “copy kat” with another magazine cover here.
Being that I so loved this cover,
I decided that it was time to use another magazine cover for inspiration.
It has been so very warm, no, it’s very hot here. My hydrangeas are suffering,
so I try and clip some every day before the heat gets to them.
Instead of using oranges as they did on the cover,
I used one of my favorite fruits of the summer, peaches.
Smaller blue vintage bottles used rather than the large ones on the cover.
I am enjoying doing these “copy kat” vignettes.
Even though you may not have all of the exact items that the magazine cover displays,
it is fun to tweak it a bit using what you have on hand to obtain the same effect.
When I was photographing this summer vignette,
I had a little buddy that I had to work around . . . he was definitely at my feet sleeping.
I did not want to wake him to move . . . He is an old man (14 years old) and needs his sleep!
I am granddog sitting this week. Talk about the Dog Days of Summer!
Seems like most of the country is being affected by this heat wave.
Hope you are staying cool!
Have a wonderful summer day!