Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Study in Shapes for Mosaic Monday


Shapes with CS to the nines template
I had a hard time deciding what to photograph this week.  I seem to be in a slump for something fresh and new.   I remembered that a few weeks ago I had walked around the Sandbox looking for shapes for a photography class.  The lesson that week was being aware of shapes, lines, textures.   These are a few of the photos I took for that lesson.  There is the circle as in the birdhouse; a sphere of a seedhead of a giant Allium, the heart shaped leaf of Jack Frost Brunnera; a square or diagonal in a piece of lattice; the octagon shape of the stop sign; the oval shape of the Smoke Bush, a spiral on a piece of a sign; a bullseye of a knot in the tree and a vee shape in the crouch of the apple tree.  The template this week was from CoffeeShopBlog called "to the nines'.   

I will be joining our host Mary for Mosaic Monday.   Hope you are enjoying your weekend.  The shopping centres are packed with people this weekend as Christmas shopping becomes the focus of the season.   I am trying to avoid it but it will catch up with me and I get panicing to get it done.    Valerie

18 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

This is a great idea for a mosaic and looking for these different shapes around us is a good lesson in observation. It was a busy shopping weekend here too with the Canadian version of Black Friday!

eileeninmd said...

Great captures of all the different shapes. The photos are wonderful. I avoided the shopping on Black Friday and this weekend. I do not like crowds. Have a lovely week!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Val
You managed to capture many interesting shapes. I think we take so many things for granted that their true uniqueness is often overlooked.
Judith

LDH said...

Love the bold images in your photos. They make a lovely and interesting mosaic!

Mary said...

That sounds like a fun assignment! It certainly resulted in some beautiful images, too! Thanks for sharing at MM. :)

Sarah said...

What a great idea for a photo assignment. ;-)

Kim, USA said...

I like it, each photo has it's own character to it but they blend well. Happy Monday!

MYM

Teagarden said...

What a great mosaic!
Have a wonderful week,
Markus

Pondside said...

I think it's good to change things around a bit - like the way to look at things. Just looking for shapes would make one see things in a different way.

podso said...

I would say your mosaic is both delightful and creative!

Veronica said...

Great idea to snap shapes and the mosaic works very well indeed.

Veronica

My Little Home and Garden said...

Valerie, I like the idea of a "shapes" theme for you mosaic; it probably made you look at ordinary things differently. I'm looking around my living room right now and noting the various shapes!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very nice...that one image looks just like a watch! I love it! ♥

Jann Olson said...

Hi, I love your mosiac! All of the shapes are wonderful.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I like the creative way you presented all these shapes! It looks very artistic.

Naturegirl said...

Good eye. Great composition in mosaic!

Genie said...

What a fabulous idea your mosaic this week. Mine seems so mundane after looking at yours. It is wonderful. I just love looking at all of your captures. genie

Lesa said...

Photography class must be fun! I want to take one.

Really fascinating mosaic-- I can't stop looking at it!