And these treasures I search for are tiny temporal things. Here today, gone tomorrow. I have to catch them while I can, net them in, gather them up and preserve them in light and pixel. Perhaps later they will weave through my sketches and thoughts whilst at my workbench.
Today, I found patterns made from different qualities of line. I bleached out the colour so I could just see the positive and negative. I screw up my eyes so I can better appreciate where the dark and the light rest.
Elsewhere, the lichen caught my attention with its emerald green and extra terrestrial suckers. Quite magnificent really. So much so I had to glean small bits of it to bring home.
A big thanks to Pam over on Mercantile Muse. She interviewed me recently for her new series - In Residence. She asked me some great questions, she asked me some questions I had to think about for a while and she asked me some questions that got me thinking about things I haven't thought about in a long time.
Pam has created a great blog community over on here site - in particular - she is a great host and throws excellent 'parties'. If you have a blog or online shop your invited to link up here. Pam's parties are great for meeting other bloggers and artists. I highly recommend them!
Happy weekending mes amis! Here's hoping you find beauty in unexpected, overlooked familiar places.