July 5, 2005
1 - Number 131
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PHOTO - Continuing the Black and White Theme -
my predominant artist/photographer/writer's hand through
an opening in a decayed tree photographed by Sam many
years ago. The sterling silver and fired clay rings
are ones that I had fun creating.
This weekend we spent some time sorting and categorizing
photos - mine in folders in the computer, Sam's mounted
8 X 10s in boxes now labeled with categories. For
some reason this particular photo especially grabbed
my attention and I pulled it out to share with you.
I think that part of what is calling me is that the
photo epitomizes the feeling of texture that I so
love. I think the whole picture exudes love. "Warmth
and love" is the feeling subscriber Steven Grubman
wrote to say that he got when gazing at Friday's
UNDER THE BOARDWALK photo. Perhaps he planted
the seed for my response to this Hand in the Tree
Often, I have been asked if Sam and I both see things
in the same way. Interestingly we respond to the same
and similar things in Nature. Sam tends to see even
more, "it-looks-like" images than I do.
And he'll often point out something that I "should"
take a picture of or, when he was taking more photos,
he would sometimes take one of something that he thought
I would like to do a photo/ drawing on (see photo/drawing
art on www.naturesplayground.com).
Invariably, though I appreciated the photograph, there
would be a slight difference in the way I would see
it or want to use it).
Lastly, insofar as comments on today's photo and the
subject, a decayed tree - I was walking not long ago
with a friend who marveled at the beauty I would see
in so many dying or dead flowers, branches, tree stumps,
things she would pass right by and ignore... As a
result of our walks, she is now looking at things
in her world with a whole new perspective.
I invite you to look around the next time you take
a walk at something or things which you would ordinarily
pass by. It does not even have to be from nature.
It could be on a wall, ceiling or floor. What can
you find in what you see that now takes on a whole
Also, take a few minutes to observe and talk with
people close to you. Notice the kinds of things you
see similarly and what might be different. It might
even be fun to take a few of the PICTURE TO PONDER
photos and compare your responses to them. If the
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