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Ha, I love it!
LOL! The loss of innocence!Too funny.
*laughs* very clever - as always!Happy New Year!
Oh what we will do for money! I like it. So Terry, do you have big plans for the New Year's celebrations or will you be feverishly working on your next project?On with the blather!
perfect!i always try to imagine what you will do when i read the title. i'm never right...they're always so much better!
Again, I am amazed at the story you convey with such a simple picture. I just hope that the pruning shears were sterilized for a safe deflowering. Bravo!
Practice safe pruning kids! Great work once again.
Thanks all! Happy New Year everybody.
I saw the picture without reading the title and thought, "Okay, the flowerpot is dry, and the vase has plenty of water, so the flowerpot is begging. That's clever. But why the money?"Now that I've read the title, I get what you're going for, but something about the position (and framing) of the two characters still reads "beggar and well-heeled disregarder of the beggar."Just thought you'd want to know.
Isaac, thanks for your perspective. I'm happy with how it turned out after a lot of thought, and many experiments in composition, but I always think that I could have done a better job. I realize that all of these images won't work for everyone, but that's o.k. Funny thing is, I couldn't help but to use the title "Deflowered", because it is just too perfect with the image. It does narrow the meaning of the photo for many though, because that flower pot can stand for a lot of different people.Blather- We're planning on going to a late movie tonight, then a trip to Steak 'n Shake afterwards.
Oh my! That is quite graphic.I love it.
Love it! That's so funny....
LOL love the tiny scissors. Thank you for consistently making us laugh with your great sense of humor Terry.Wishing you a very creative 2009!
I love this one...so funny!!!Happy New Year!!
Oh Terry - if friends were flowers, I'd pick you!
the shapes and poses of the characters in this one are terrific. the petite flower pot leaning slightly forward, clutching the money with both hands, one foot turned toward the vase and slightly in front of the other foot make it look regretful, meek and kinda like it was expecting more from the vase. the vase leaning forward with it's barrel chest, long stride and arms bent almost like it's flexing it's muscles reads as aggressive and brusque. it got what it came for and now it's on it's way. oh the tribulations of inanimate objects! eheheheheh
only the money doesn't make sense to me. was she paid to give up her flower? or if it's a he who was deflowered, why hasn't he paid up? am I being sexist and stereotyping?
I'm with Paulina. I love the idea, but don't get the money.I mean, if he/she is at a point that they know to exchange cash for services...he/she gave up their "flower" long ago.I just with there was a motel door as background instead of (what I perceive to be) an "back alley" wall.Or maybe the back seat of dad's suburban...?I just don't connect the loss of one's virginity with cash money. Maybe I need to go watch Taxi Driver or something.Keep the good work up!
Dear Bent Objects Visitors- If you're having some problems with this one, just ignore the title. I responded in a more wordy fashion earlier in this comments section. I am sorry if this one didn't work for you.
LOVE it! I'm amazed at how shameful the poor flowerpot looks while she's clutching onto the money for dear life. Desperate times call for desperate measures. :P
you are too much :)
Oh, I love it! Especially with the seemingly quick getaway by the jar. Sad and laughable. :)
The title works perfect for me. Fantastic idea to a sad story!
I love this.....your work makes me smile!
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