Angular

For my daughter’s fourteenth birthday, she wanted an “art party”. She told me, it would be a small gathering of five teenagers. I was comfortable with the idea, but neither me nor her could think of what the girls could do. So I talked to my friend Monika, who does art work as an hobby. She agreed to come and teach the girls a new craft she had learned a few weeks ago. It was similar to the”God’s eye” craft that children make, but it is made with four sticks instead of two.
P1080510Monika arrived with samples of art work that she had made and the girls were very happy to get started with two sticks and each one chose the yarn that she liked.
The girls talked liked young ladies as their fingers turned the yarn around the sticks. They talked about boys, girls, school, books, teachers, homework and more. They encouraged each other as they worked. I found they often admired each others artwork.
At the end of an hour and fifteen minutes the results were very angular and stunning!
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Good art is art that allows you to enter it from a variety of angles and to emerge with a variety of views.
Mary Schmich

Cover Art

For this week’s Word Press Photo Challenge, stimulate your creative process and imagine which of your images you would like to see gracing the cover of a book, an album, or a magazine. If your cover art is for a book, is the book fiction or non-fiction?

 

CanadaNationalParksModI hope you enjoy my cover art for my imaginary book, “A Travel Guide to Canada”.  This cover photo reminds me of the song from the movie “Lion King”, “there is more to see, than can ever be seen and more to do than can ever be done”. Have fun checking out how many places you have visited in Canada!

Picture Courtesy: My daughter’s favorite T-shirt. (Of course published here with her permission) 🙂

Signs

Signs can direct us where to go, but they’re also pieces of art, which reveal much about the time period and culture in which they were made.

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This sign on a delivery semi truck got my attention.

A closer look revealed that this sign is made to resemble  the outside of a pizza box. What a great way of letting your clients know how their spinach is treated.

Thanks for stopping by. Have  a nice weekend!

Nighttime

I took these pictures on September 9th 2014. The Sept. 9 super moon was the last to complete the trio of super moons that began in July. The biggest and brightest of the trio was the one that occurred Aug. 10.

I used my neighbor's tree as a reference to capture the rising moon in the eastern sky.

I used my neighbor’s tree as a reference to capture the rising moon in the eastern sky.

 It is by far the biggest and brightest object in the night sky however the moon is not an easy subject to photograph.

It is by far the biggest and brightest object in the night sky however, the moon is not an easy subject to photograph.

Supermoons are lunar phenomena where the moon reaches a point in its orbit where it is closest to the Earth. At this point, the moon will appear to be bigger and brighter.

Super moons are lunar phenomena where the moon reaches a point in its orbit where it is closest to the Earth. At this point, the moon will appear to be bigger and brighter.

Nighttime:  It’s trickier to take pictures at night, but the rewards are well worth it.

Explore. Dream. Discover: Adventure

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
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P1060552 P1060551I took these pictures by the port of Fisherman’s Wharf in The World Famous Scallop Port of Digby, Nova Scotia.  Our adventures were rewarded by the world famous Digby scallops.

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Big or small, enjoy your adventures this weekend!

 

Fray

Azaleas in full bloom.

This is an Azalea bush in full bloom in spring in front of our home.

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As the weather warmed up the flowers withered and I could only see their frayed ends.

But wait, someone thought this would make a lovely home.

Mother Robin had made a nest.

Mother Robin had made a nest.

In the frayed azalea, blooms life.

Amongst the frayed azalea flowers, life bloomed in a different form.

Welcome to the world, little one!

Fray

verb

(of a fabric, rope, or cord) unravel or become worn at the edge, typically through constant rubbing.

 

 

Contrasts

We traveled to Egypt in October 2009 and visited the great Giza Plateau.

At that time, the tourists arrived in cars, buses and vans which assembled in the parking lot. From here on, we had to choose an entirely contrasting means of transportation : our quadruped friends, who helped us slow down to appreciate the most ancient, substantial and mysterious structure in the world: The Great Pyramids of Giza.

 

I was not feeling very brave to ride the camel in the hot afternoon sun.

I was not feeling brave enough to ride the camel in the hot afternoon sun.

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This horse pulled cart looked inviting.

  Off we go! Thanks Pam, (my sister) for taking this shot.


Off we go! Thanks Pam, (my sister) for taking this shot.

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Contrasts: This week, in a post created specifically for this challenge, share your own photo showing a CONTRAST.