Round is soothing. There isn’t anything sharp and hurtful with round. Circles are forever with no beginning and no ending. Our earth is a life-giving globe.
I have a fascination for round objects. I especially love ornaments or glass balls. I have a wrought-iron bowl filled with blown-glass ornaments and I love to place glass ornaments in crystal candlesticks that have a fluted top. An out-of-town friend of mine came to visit recently and said, “I see a theme here…” which says a lot since I typically don’t collect things. But I collect round.
You can’t go wrong with round.
How delicious! One morning back in 2009 on a cold, snowy day I went walking through my Irvington neighborhood and discovered the neighbors had hung apples and oranges from an evergreen tree. It was beautiful and fresh, just like the snow that day.
Today, when I look out the window, I see gray skies and dark, wet pavement. No snow. Not yet. Will we see it this year? Before the turn of the calendar? I have never longed for snow like I do now.
In keeping with the postcard/greeting card theme, I added simple text to a photograph that I took a couple of years ago. I own a black Christmas tree that I decorate with silver balls. I totally love it! Joyeux Noel!
I found this photo. It is white against a black background. Tiny holes have been drilled into it, and there is writing stamped on it. It looks like a microphone, but it isn’t. It is boring, whatever it is. But this is the best I can do for today…and for the next FIVE days!!! I have nothing in my photography stash for the next five days!
I must have been busy during the first weeks of December over the years, too busy to take photos. Perhaps I was attending holiday parties or perhaps the weather wasn’t cooperating. For a number of years, I know I was busy with end-of-semester projects and finals as I worked through my graduate program, which leaves my photo imagery unimaginative. Because of this, for the next couple of days I will break with the photography and instead engage in my other love; design. I will use photos from anytime throughout the year and turn them into some kind of design that celebrates this seasonal time of year.
With that in mind, I took this rather boring image and played with it in Photoshop. Nothing fancy, just an inversion of color and then saturating some colors and desaturating others to get the bronzed look. I like to think of it as an ornament getting ready to be hung on a tree.
P.S. I know, this isn’t a design, but it can be a design element. Who knows? It may end up in an upcoming design.