Saturday 9 August 2014

Sunflowers and the strawberry patch

I've been reading a great blog: Mary & Patch. Not only are her quilts awesome, but she has loads of photos and colour inspiration posts.  This has got me thinking about the way I look at things.  I know I'm a visual person, but like any other sense or skill, I believe the more I try to develop that side of me, the more it will grow, and this will inform the work I do, the quilts I make.

So I am setting myself a small task.  I will try, once a week, in just a short time (this time it was about 20 minutes) to take the time to look in a really mindful way at what is around me, to see things better.  I'll post here, just to keep myself going and hopefully there will be some inspiration in it for me as well!

These were all taken in a break in the rain on a damp Friday afternoon. 


Sammy Zee said...

Nice photos! Flowers are often very beautiful and inspirational, though I'm not always a massive fan of quilts that are actually flowery. Not that that was the point of these photos. Cool anyway! :)

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Lara B. said...

Kaja, I like your idea of exercising our powers of observation in order to develop our skills. Setting time aside like that not only will aid in our creative thinking, but I can easily see how it would be a meditative and relaxing exercise as well. You took lovely photos, which also got me thinking about how the camera really brings our minds into focus on the things (and cute tootsies) around us.

Kaja said...

Hi Lara, I'm hoping it will work and that I will be able to keep it up. I often look at something and think it would make a good photo, so actually taking some pictures is a logical next step. I think if I deliberately take one small chunk of time I will be able to focus and enjoy.