Saturday, May 4, 2013

Focusing on Life Week 18: Abstract

With all of my attention focused on clearing out the clutter, I almost let this week's photo challenge slip by me.

However, I figured that the prompt of Abstract could be anything at all so I grabbed the camera and a few items from my desk and went to snapping.


In Sally's e-mail about the prompt, she mentioned that Abstract is all about form, color, and line. With the help of a post-it note in my favorite color and this odd seed-pod-branch-thing I found, I think I might have just accomplished abstract. . .maybe.


Check out how the other participants interpreted this week's prompt over at Sally's blog, The Studio Sublime.

28 comments:

  1. LOL what a very different looking "seed-pod-branch-thing" and great eye for using it for this weeks prompt!

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  2. What is it? Looks like a punch of miniture peace pipe bowls!

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  3. oooooh - so interesting! love the brown seedpods against the blue - perfect colour, form and line combos :)

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  4. Great photo, I'm enjoying this week's work!

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  5. Wow, those are different aren't they? The seed pod thing does fit abstract too.

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  6. that's so cool, but what is it? those are pods? you've got my curiosity going!

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  7. Yes, I think you got it! Love the color and texture of your photo. Good luck with the de-cluttering.
    I've given up on mine....

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  8. Teal and brown, round and straight. I think you did indeed.

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  9. Very cool. I love how the shadows of the 'beads' made such cool shapes and designs on the paper. I think you nailed the abstract thing here!!

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  10. What a very interesting piece of nature you found! Very abstract indeed!!

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  11. Marlene- Aw, thank you so much. It is a different thingie. I've not seen one before or since I picked that one up. I'm glad I did pick it up though. ;)

    WovenSpoke- It's totally weird right!? I'm pleased that it fits the theme. YAY!! Thanks for stopping by.

    Cynthia- I have absolutely NO IDEA where the thing came from. I found it on the ground during a hike in the woods and had to pick it up. Like I said above, I've not seen another one before or since.

    Patty- Awesome! Thanks for the reassurance! I needed it. ;)

    Shel- I was trying to get a shot without the shadows so it would distract from the odd shape of the thing, but they ended up really enhancing it didn't they. Hmmmm. Thank you!

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  12. Hope you did indeed show abstract. I like your seed-pod-thingy. I am glad to know that I'm not the only one who picks up unusual stuff.LOL

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  13. Love that thing. I thought it was some kind of mechanical thingie!

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  14. I love that you have a random seed pod thingy on your desk:)

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  15. My goodness, the shadows rock! I can't see it any other way now, the second one the shadow totally looks like teeth - Aqua monster teeth maybe

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  16. I thought it was rusty bolts or some sort of hardware! VERY cool abstract!!

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  17. Hi Hope. Your seed pod branch thing looks exactly like an Australian Native bottlebrush to me. I have them in my front yard. The flowers look just like the brushes you use to clean bottles and are usually bright red. Here's a link to see the flowers http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callistemon

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  18. yes, I believe you did capture abstract. I love the background, my favorite color too! It look like a spine!

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  19. Laurie- I don't see the mechanical, but you and Annette both saw heavy metal of some sort! I guess it really is abstract. Yay! Thank you :)

    Karen- OMG! That's exactly what it is. We've got bottle brush trees here too and I never considered that might what it is. I really should pay more attention to my surroundings! Thank you for enlightening me.

    Adrienne- Thank you so much. It was such a great challenge, one that seemed to get us all thinking a little harder. Such a great color isn't it?

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  20. What an interesting shape this pod is. I liked your post on organizing too. Good tips. Your craft room looks wonderful!

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  21. Love your seed pod branch thing! The texture! Would love to know what it is....

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  22. That branch is so amazing! Nature's abstract art! I want one like that!! lol. I will keep one as it is, and another one I will pain in different colors! :)

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  23. Sumi- Thank you! I'll try to keep my eye out for more of these the next time I go for a hike and save a few up for you if you'd like. I think painting it is a cool idea, but it would ruin it so I'd much rather send them to you to see how they turn out! I'll let you know if I find any. :)

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  24. That is a very cool seed branch thingy! At first I thought it was a string of cool beads. Love the brown against the aqua.

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  25. What a cool pod! That would inspire me to see if I could translate that into some jewelry. Enjoy the day. Erin

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  26. What a very cool pod! It looks metal to me as well, perhaps it's the aqua background that gives it that cast.

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