Wednesday, March 29, 2017


March 30 is the birthday of Vincent Van Gogh. Today he would be 164 years old! Let the lyrics of Don McLean's time-honored classic, "Vincent," inspire your design today. Don McLean wrote this song in 1971 after reading a book about the artist's life.


by Don McLean

Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and gray
Look out on a summer's day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and the daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills
In colors on the snowy linen land

Now I understand
What you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They did not listen,
They did not know how
Perhaps they'll listen now

Starry, starry night
Flaming flowers that brightly blaze
Swirling clouds in violet haze
Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue
Colors changing hue
Morning fields of amber grain
Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand

We hope you choose to be inspired by Mr. McLean's beautiful words to create a card to honor Vincent Van Gogh and his contributions to the world.

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I thought this embossing folder would be a great one to smear ink onto and spritz and print with to gain that feel of Van Gogh's starry night


StampOwl said...

love the effect of the embossing folder to create your "Starry Night"

Vicky Gould said...

Wow, that sure does represent Van Gogh's "Starry Night"...well done my friend!

Lynn McAuley said...

What an awesome background for your Van Gogh inspired Starry Night!! So very pretty with the bright colors!

Lois said...

That embossing folder really does remind me of the painting. Good job!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Double wow! GReat version of V vanG's painting!! Very nicely executed, and just gorgeous!!!