It took all summer, but I finally finished my stretching portrait! It’s too big to scan, so this is the best picture I could take. It’s not exactly how I wanted it to be, but I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out!
Benjamin Haughton (British, 1865–1924). Nasturtiums, ca. 1909. Oil on
board, 30.5 x 22.5 cm. Portsmouth Museums and Visitor Services, UK.
Nasturtiums (Tropaeolum majus) are native to Peru. “[T]he Swedish
botanist Carl Linnaeus … chose the genus name because the plant
reminded him of an ancient custom. After victory in battle, the Romans
used to set up a trophy pole called a tropaeum (from the Greek tropaion,
source of English "trophy”). On this the armour and weapons of the
vanquished foe were hung. Linnaeus was reminded of this by the plant as
the round leaves resembled shields and the flowers, blood-stained
helmets.“ – Wikipedia, referencing: Perry, Frances (1972). Flowers of
the World, The Hamlyn Publishing Group, pp. 298–300.
•Go to a museum that has a lot of pretty textured oil paintings
•Haunted hiking trail after midnight
•Sequoia national park
•A water park
•A theme park
•Somewhere that snows for the first time