I have a bit of a crush I am afraid. Actually it is more than a crush. More like a lifelong love affair. With gypsy wagons.
There is something about a gypsy wagon don’t you think? They represent freedom on the road, a lifestyle far away from the normal bricks and mortar house in the suburbs with neighbours we don’t really know. The gypsy lifestyle is one of new surroundings on a regular basis, a large community of people who talk to each other (and sometimes fight with each other too), drinking wine around an open fire in the wilderness and lovely, flowy clothes.
There are some amazing pieces of gypsy wagon art. I am a huge fan of beautifully manipulated, magical looking photoshop work. I also love the intricate carving and decoration on the actual gypsy wagons. There aren’t, however, many actual artists painting images of these beautiful wagons. An artist’s style can come in many forms. There are artists that go into amazing detail in their paintings, there are abstract artists and there are also whimsical artists. I took a particular liking to this whimsical art piece (shown above) by Caroline Rose Art.
Why do I love it so much? Well, it reminds me of my scrapbooked photo albums. This image is very similar to the styles of papers I use in my scrapbooks. They can be hard to come by, but I just love their simple, clean lines. See, scrapbooking is one of my personal hobbies. I adore telling the stories of my life through this medium. My photos mean everything to me. They are snapshots of my whole life. I never have enough time to actually finish them, especially my overseas holidays. I think I might be up to 2008 in my timeline. But hey, I just do my albums for fun. And this style of art is right up my little scrapbooking alley.