Better than a Bouquet

October 1st, 2011

Every so often, someone gives me flowers — roses, orchids, freesias. But I’ve never been quite so tickled as I was today when my friend Rachel brought me a little sheaf of wheat.

Wheat

Now I can really be a gleaner! And I’ve been introduced to the panoply of mid-19th century paintings depicting gleaners, including this iconic 1857 work by Jean-Fran├žois Millet.

Millet's Gleaners

Now that I’ve got some wheat, I just need to compile a costume, build a studio background, and set up my tripod…

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