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Saturday, June 15

Focus on Life - Week 24

This week's prompt is GREEN - 'The colour of balance, learning, growth and harmony', according to Sally. And the colour 'that evokes feelings of calm and symbolizes self-respect and well being.'

A great colour to focus on indeed!

So I gathered some green objects to compose a still life...
(You can so tell I haven't edited the photo at all!)


There's a handmade felted scarf as the background, backed with crumpled silk, which I love to wear...
A favourite painting by Micki Wilde at The Secret Hermit called 'An Eagerness to Explore'...
A golden delicious apple and two conference pears from our fruit bowl...
A favourite handmade om necklace...
And a book I found on the shelf, which I didn't realize I had - I was searching for any book with a green cover - called The Mystic Spiral: Journey of the Soul, which I have posted about over at my other blog - we've been doing a lot of deep soulwork with spirals this week!

So this photo challenge has really chimed well with the 'balance, learning, growth and harmony' I've been experiencing this week in my Check the Box course :)

I'm hoping I'll find time this week to visit you lovely creative souls gathered over at Sally's Studio Sublime to enjoy all your green photos!

With verdant blessings xxx

25 comments:

Marlene Cupo said...

Beautiful composition. A true still life in photography. Great job!

Lynn Holland said...

Hello Claire
That's a nice collage you have made there. I love grouping things together.
Hope you are still getting plenty of snail mail
Lynn x

Micki Wilde said...

Great life collage and so good to see my girl again.
Hugs Micki x

Diana Taylor said...

A lovely photograph and great composition.

Mary K. McGraw said...

I live how you draped the two fabrics in the background for your still life. It is lovely.

AntiquityTravelers said...

wonderful collection of green - my favorite color! what an interesting painting ... love that

Patty Woodland said...

Beautiful shades of green in your lovely artwork

maryharding said...

Nice take on the color green. Great collage with lots of interesting details. I will have to check out that book. and your blog post about it. Sounds interesting!!

Shel said...

I'm not sure which item in your beautiful photo that I like best,..the amazing scarf, awesome necklace, stunning painting or that great book! I love how you did this w/all the shades of greens and different shapes and textures - perfect take on this week's promp - my favorite!

Annette said...

I LOVE your still life! It's just beautiful with the different textures and shades of green.

Becky Pancake said...

Claire you did a wonderful job with your still life. It has such depth and texture and of course, Green.

Janet Bocciardi said...

I like this! I never think to take still lifes.

Tamara said...

What a sweet sill life! love your post. You did achieve harmony and balance!

Alice said...

A very unique way to represent this week's challenge. Are you going to paint it?

LoriF said...

Ooooh, nice still life! I don't think you have to tweak it at all. Very creative.

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

Since I love green, your artful objects really appeal to me. Lovely felt and silk fabrics. Very calming colors.

A Polymer Penchant said...

How beautiful! Love the lines on those pears especially and the way they trap the light. I am so with you on the silk, wear it as much as possible!

Islandgirl said...

I've always wanted to try felting on silk... but my old bathtub died just after I bought the silk... so it's collecting dust with all the other projects that I think I have time to do!

Donna Millard said...

Love your post. Interestingly, I made a still life this week too, not in green, but I was thinking it would be a good topic for Sally to use one week.

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Love the painting - I can see why it's a favorite. And I like the idea of building a still life composition around the theme. Great post!

Beti Horvath said...

Nice job on the still life! I love the variety of greens.

Kyla said...

Green...my favourite colour.

Thanks for visiting my WOYWW, sorry I am late this week.

Love your journal pages in your previous post too.

Kyla

Courtney said...

What a wonderful stilllife. So many valued items.

James Curtis said...

Comparable to known paintings of all times, What a great job!
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Adrienne said...

I love it, it looks like a soothing alter of lovely things!