Ginger’s New Blue Bottle Tree

A Blue Bottle Tree sculpture by Jim Davis.
Ginger’s new Blue Bottle Tree. Copyright © 2013 Gary Allman, all rights reserved.

This picture is one that has to be put in the ‘It seemed like a good idea at the time’ category. It took a huge amount of effort to create and it just doesn’t work.

The first idea was to isolate the bottle tree to create a new Logo for Ginger’s website. We didn’t have a backdrop big enough, so I used a combination of seven (yes, 7) pictures to come up with this. Reduced to logo size it looks like a cross between a punk-rock chicken and a butterfly. Full size without any background it loses its scale.

Ginger’s dad, Jim with her new Blue Bottle Tree. Copyright © 2013 Ginger Allman, all rights reserved.

As often happens, having invested a lot of time and effort into getting the picture, I was determined not to give up on it. Tenacious and stubborn are words that can be applied to me.

In an attempt to make a worthwhile image the bottle tree appeared against a backdrop of grass and trees in Busiek State Forest. It mysteriously jumped fifteen feet to the right to appear in front of the living room windows. It even briefly appeared in the clouds. None of the ideas worked.

I have now seen the error of my ways. I’m giving up on a bad job. Maybe one day a suitable treatment will occur to me. Until then this is it.

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