Cat on a mat… I’m thinking of doing a painting of our cat Gracie. But maybe slightly abstracted way by changing the colours slightly. I quite like the turquoise and pink version.
I just like the look in her eyes… “what are you up to?” “again?” they notice me creeping up with my phone.
So like everything else I have to play (I get bored easily) I’ve recently seen some beautiful paintings of cats. There is something very surreal about them. They stare at you in so mesmerising a way. They always enthrall me.
The world is full of selfies and selfie sticks. People pouting and preening. Apps that smooth your skin, add bunny ears, turn you into altered individuals that follow the latest fashion….
So here is a selfie of me.. Yes I do them, but I try and hide from them if I can. .
Maybe I should try and get one of the back of my head? Photography can be so interesting and surreal, and so can life.
And why are photos usually in colour or sometimes black and white.. Why not more yellow and blue or purple and green….. Hmmm… Maybe….
I haven’t been able to use WordPress as I used to for the last few days because I’ve been having some work done on my social media. It seems to be working now on my tablet but not on my mobile phone?
I think I altered something and it has thrown everything out of kilter, so this is another test to see if the post and its accompanying picture go to my Facebook page.
Fingers crossed. X
This is the front and back of a new frying pan. I took a photo of it because of the patterns and reflections.
I always look at things and try to see them in a different way. Usually a new item is shinier or undamaged so you see a clearer pattern. On the other hand old peeling paint or burnt wood or old rubber gloves can be interesting. It can depend on the closeness of the object and the lighting
Basically go out and look!
It was grey and cold, but after visiting a hobby shop for train track for my partners model railway we decided to get a warm cup of coffee then go for a walk.
The local lake (actually a canal reservoir) is around a mile in circumference and nice and flat. We picked up some duck food and strolled around in the cold..
The light was fading but the birds were still around and raced across the lake to get the food we were throwing out for them. My hands were getting progressively colder as I fed them and then took photos of their antics. The images were a bit blurry, but I also took pictures of the trees. Their empty branches and twigs reached up like fingers to the sky. I’ve taken too many photos as usual but I was able to make some interesting patterns from them. Glad to be home and warm again.
Everyone seems to be posting 9 of their best pictures on Instagram at the moment. I don’t know what app they are using so I just posted these. Mainly commissions plus my stall which I had at Spode earlier this month.
So I hope you all have a lovely New Year’s Eve and a great 2019!
I think this counts as a visual illusion. I took a photo of a mince pie tin and moved it round in an app. When I looked at it, it looked like some of them looked like craters and some like they protrude. I think this is because the shading is throwing the light in opposite directions. The middle row is the most confusing.