Abstract Art Simplified

Abstract art is sometimes described as a departure from reality using shapes, forms, colors, and textures. Above is a macro photograph I took of a rose from my garden. It is one way I like to create abstract art. Below is a second photo I took of the same rose from a slightly different angle. Continue reading

What I learned While Knitting This Scarf

As I’ve written in previous posts, I love knitting and I’m always excited to begin a new project. I do have a bad habit however of wanting to start my next project before I’m finished the current one. Above is a scarf I worked on recently, and as usual, while knitting it, I was already daydreaming about choosing colors for the next. I quickly finished, and It looked nice, but unfortunately because I’d hurried, this scarf was a little too short. I set it aside for a couple of days and then decided to undo the finished end and lengthen the scarf.  When I finished for the second time, I was much happier with the results.  Below you can see the completed scarf. This certainly was a lesson in patience. Next time, I plan to slow down and enjoy the project I’m working on, before jumping to the next.

Photo Challenge-Patterns

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I haven’t taken the photo challenge for a few weeks, but today I decided to participate. The subject was Patterns. That started me searching inside and outside our house for interesting patterns. I spent quite a bit of time in the garden looking at flowers and leaves. Above is one of succulents I photographed this morning. Later in the day our younger grandson was working on a painting, and when he finished I knew I had definitely found a wonderful example of pattern. Plus I wanted to share his beautiful watercolor with you. take a look.

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