Jo and I found this street art in Birmingham last week and couldn’t for the life of us work out what the letters said, can you?
Cheri at the Daily Post has chosen the theme of curves for this weeks photo challenge. I have a friend who likes straight lines in imagery, but I’ll always choose the curves and swirls we find in nature, in any design or art.
I took this first photo a few weeks ago at Coldharbour Mill, in east Devon. It was leaning against a wall at the back of a courtyard and I had to capture it.
Next, there’s a humpy hedge behind these curvy evergreens. Apparently when it was a baby hedge, there was a very harsh winter and it was weighed down by snow. The gardeners tried to repair it, but failed and knowing they’d lost the battle, they decided to allow it to grow it’s own curvy way.
A few weeks ago I posted a black and white version of some William Morris wallpaper,
There were several comments about the original colours, so here it is, colours, curves and even a well placed ceramic plate.
This weeks photo challenge has the theme of admiration, I have a tremendous admiration for those creative people centuries ago, who left us a legacy of treasure, in the UK and worldwide.
The embroidery around this four poster bed has graced the bed chamber for centuries, no daylight lamps or computerised sewing machines, just small hands and candlelight to work with. Click the link above to share whatever fills you with admiration!
Paula’s Black and White Sunday theme this week is ‘Rhapsody’, this is what she says about the meaning,
Defined primarily as
And this is my interpretation.
Paula has a weekly challenge where she invites us to post an image on a different them each week and I’m joining in for the first time. I’ve been lurking for a few weeks but this time I couldn’t resist as I love street art.
This is a bit different, subtle instead of bold, it’s subdued colours portray a time when Topsham was a busy fishing port.
Paula can be found here if you’d like to join in.
I’ve had Marina framed at last!
Michelle at the Daily Post describes harmony as,
“the quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole.”
There is a beautiful sculpture garden, Broomhill, that I’ve featured in the past, and when I saw that the challenge this week was Harmony, this photo popped out.
So perfectly placed
to reflect the harmony
of nature and art
Cheri Lucas Rowlands says,
Artists are inspired by and capture the world around us: sculptors immortalize people with statues; painters record events in their masterpieces. What about the other way around? For this week’s theme, find inspiration in a piece of art, and go further: imitate it.
This painting by the German artist Wilhelm Zimmer, of a village band reminded me of a photo I took in Kent a couple of years ago. The two images were created more than a hundred years apart, but I think there are some similarities, do you?
Quiet a difficult challenge this week, the relentless wind and rain doesn’t make me want to go out to take photos!
Cheri at the Daily Post says.
With 2016 officially here, we face forward to take on what’s next. It’s a time of endings and beginnings, so I wanted a broad theme that could be simple, fun, and festive, but also complex and introspective. And so, circle it is.
I found this circle? a few days ago at Escot, in east Devon. It’s part of a sculpture that as a whole, I didn’t find very exciting, but cropping the photo turned out a bit better I think.