Grateful: Textures

Today I’m sharing five pictures of textures encountered in the past month or so (three in the past two weeks, which inspired me to go back and look for the other two).

I am a visual person, which is why the 365 Grateful Challenge has been so wonderful for me this year. It has really inspired me to think differently. I want always to be aware of the textures of the world around me, and how they shape me.

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Leeks in the pan. Cooking is always joy. This image also evokes the memory of aroma.

Needles on the ground. I was unable to capture the four completely different kinds of needles I saw on another walk, but glad to catch at least these.

Needles on the ground. I was unable to capture the four completely different kinds of needles I saw on another walk, which enchanted me, but glad to catch at least these.

Beach rocks. This texture has filled my head for days.

Beach rocks. This texture has filled my head for days.

Clams. This image evokes memories of a lovely dinner at home with my husband this week.

Clams. This image evokes memories of a lovely dinner at home with my husband this week.

Tumbler rocks. I really needed two things: to engage in physical creativity, and to clear away. The reward yesterday was a tumbler full of rocks.

Tumbler rocks. I really needed two things: to engage in physical creativity, and to clear away. The reward yesterday was a tumbler full of rocks.

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About vst3in

I am a writer, avid reader, library techie, birder and runner. I make felt and teach others. I love colors and textures and birds and books. I'm working on a historical novel and reading lots of books for young people. I am running to get stronger, and I sail with my husband. This blog contains thoughts about all these things.
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3 Responses to Grateful: Textures

  1. Reblogged this on Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts and commented:
    A great idea to focus one one element of design at a time. Thanks Valerie.

  2. pennypeters says:

    What a wonderful idea for connecting with earth, nature and those we love. Thank you for sharing.

    • vst3in says:

      Thanks, Penny! I credit Gail’s Designing with Circles class for some of the incentive, but really the 365 Grateful Project inspired me to capture small moments through the lens this year. I do believe it’s a part of my creative practice for good now.

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