Saturday, July 25, 2009

Inside Out

My dear creative Beth, of Be Yourself...Everyone Else Is Taken, has a fun post today and she's a fab photog. I love to see what she's doing. She's participating in a shooting challenge and invited us to play, too. Now, I really shouldn't because she has a truly wonderful eye, where I am a hack when it comes to visual arts. But she is encouraging me to find my visual voice, as it were, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. The notion is to see what lives inside your space and then see how you connect it to something outside. So, here goes...

The colors in the first image above...

Seemed to reflect the colors I found here.

While the predominate shape in this shot....

and maybe the color...

...seemed to match up pretty nicely with this little bauble.

And, it was the form of this statue...

...that made me laugh when...

...I saw it reflected by the stance of my wild highlander resting for a wee bit. Certainly it wasn't the regal bearing of the statue because there's nothing regal about Rory. He's just completely loving and spiritually simple.

The serenity of this image...

...and I think, the colors too, corresponded to...

...the serene expression here. And, in part, the colors.

Let's hear it for the red, white, and blue!

...inside and outside, too!

Do not be alarmed. That's Merv, The Griffin. He is the happy guardian of our front door. He does not bite, unless you are a bad person and he is very discerning. Otherwise, just give him a pat on your way in.

It's a wonderful thing to be made to look at the usual to find the unusual. Thanks Miss Beth, for asking me to play along...hugs & kisses from, the...


Namaste' Till Next Time,
Holly aka Queen of The Universe
Yes, that actually does hang in my kitchen; no lie!

15 comments:

beth said...

you nailed this one holly !
they were all great and you totally got the concept !

Debra She Who Seeks said...

"Merv the Griffin" -- LOL! What a perfect name!

Ribbon said...

I think why Merv is looking a little cross is because of the big bow he's having to wear :)

Well done Holly :)

best wishes always
Ribbon x

James said...

ah ya lost me on this one Holly I am intellectually challenged today.
But I liked some of the images. That Indian statue seems to have the face of Queen Victoria! Although I doubt she would wear that costume....

I like that you say Namaste.It means "I recognise the God in you"
but you probably already know that...

Sara said...

Looks like fun Holly. You did great. Love the images you chose. xx

Joanna Jenkins said...

You? A hack? No way! These pics are great, I especially like Rory's.

This is an interesting exercise. I'll have to look around my home and yard to see what I can see. Then I'll stop by and see Beth.

Thanks for sharing! Talk to you soon.
xo

Big Pissy said...

What a neat idea!

Loved it! :)

Alix said...

Merv the Griffin. You slay me!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Good job and the coffee is on over at my place.

cinner said...

Great job Holly, you have some fabulous things, although Merv looks a little frightening. Take care.

jkc said...

Great job, Holly...especially enjoyed today's entry...fascinating comparisons!

Toni said...

too fun! I love the first photo, by itself, MADLY, but the first combo is my fave!!! Is that Rory or Fiona? Because what an elegant stance! I gotta dig out my digicam again and try this.

anne h said...

Your "visual eye" is keen today! We should all do "walking rounds" in our own homes, and post little cute things...griffins beware!

Life With Dogs said...

I want that dog statue! But I'll be wary of Griffin if I come for a visit. :)

Kori said...

Don't tell Rory he is not regal. He may sick Merv on ya!

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