“Affluence was, quite simply, a question of texture … The threadbare carpets of infancy, the coconut matting, the ill-laid linoleum, the utility furniture … had all spoken of a life too near the bones of subsistence, too little padded, too severely worn.” Margaret Drabble
Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured… Viewing Scope (telescopes) of stainless steel and glass lenses
Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured… Quilt with sequins and glass diamonds in the center..
Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured… Swirls; close up of an oil painting…
Textures: 1.A structure of interwoven fibers or other elements. 2. The distinctive physical composition or structure of something, especially with respect to the size, shape, and arrangement of its parts: The appearance and feel of a surface. 3. The quality given to a piece of art, literature, or music by the interrelationship of its elements Free Dictionary Online
All of life is textured and we gravitate to things; symbols, images, elements that appeal to us. Sometimes, we are drawn to soft and fuzzy things and at other times to solid and heavy things. But regardless of what we see and choose, we notice things more when we pay attention… an important lesson to learn about life in general. But it is interesting to see what we get drawn to again and again.
“The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature.” Robert Louis Stevenson
Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured… Buddha in metal
Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured… woven bag in gold
Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured… Upholstery on a meeting room chair…
When I saw the new assignment last Friday, I was concerned that I won’t have any or enough textured things to share. Frankly, the subject didn’t interest me one bit. But, as I contemplated the idea and saw the beautiful textured things my blog buddies and others shared, I slowly started to get excited about this challenge. As I paid closer attention to the colors and textures around me, I found things that fit and they are here today.
Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured… soft petals of orange roses
Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured… textured art in wood and metal…
Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured… my favorite tree trunk; so textured, so human like
By now, you know that I enjoy looking at each photo challenge from a philosophical viewpoint. I find that it helps me conceptualize the assignments and make connections between what we see and what we think. As I gathered my shots for this Photo Challenge, it made sense to me that the stories of our lives, the very fabric of our lives are filled with textured experiences and exchanges that have helped us form our personal histories; some soft, some hard, some colorful and others nuanced… and with them come lifetime reminders; shown through the interrelationship of elements around us. More below…
“In shape, it is perfectly elliptical. In texture, it is smooth and lustrous. In color, it ranges from pale alabaster to warm terra cotta. And in taste, it outstrips all the lush pomegranates that Swinburne was so fond of sinking his lyrical teeth into.” Anon
Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured… Foliage and fruit; each uniquely textured…
Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured… Fabric; paisley in a shawl…
Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured… A lit room with many textures…
As we spend time observing our surroundings, paying attention to the textures and sounds that are around us, we begin to understand the magical nature of the world we live in. We exist in a three dimensional world that is as fascinating as it is textured. The textures add to the beauty and richness of our lives and we couldn’t function effectively without the presence of all these textures/elements around us… Enjoy them! What are your thoughts? What textured things did you find? Did you enjoy the hunt for ideal examples of textured? Do share? Thank you!
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Weekly Photo Challenge – Textured
Positive Motivation Tip: All of life is textured and we see the beauty of it when we look closer.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.
Until Next Time…
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