I have been working on my submission piece for the Vintaj "Plum Orchard" April Competition. This one has been a lot of fun for me. I love art history. Some of my favorite's are van Gogh, Caravaggio, and Vermeer. I was excited to see that van Gogh painted "Flower Plum Orchard" and it became the source of my inspiration. I am still working on this piece a bit and am not certain if I will make some changes to it. In this piece I have used Vintaj findings, silk material, vintaj glass rings, and mixed metals; I used a antiqued brass and a matte copper. One of the things that I would have liked to do different is the picture. I would keep the picture the same, but I would have coated the linen paper in a resin instead of sealing it in plastic. It is too late to change it as I do not have the resin, but more so because the piece is riveted together.