Sunday, February 05, 2017

Symmetry : Week 6 Let's Do 52


I've been thinking about what to do for this week's Let's Do 52 prompt for a few weeks now.   I finally decided the best way to meet this challenge was with a Kaleidoscope.

The orange and green star photo above is  a slice from The Orange Blossom Breeze quilt I made for my Grappa years ago.  It came back to me after he died, and stays on my bed through the winter. 

I used the Kaleidecam App -- I swear, this app is the best $3 I've ever spent!  I can spend hours playing with it, seeing the world in new ways.   I start wondering what would it be like if this is the way we saw the world -- in slices kaleidoscoped together?  How would that change our perceptions?  It's essentially a very narrow view in great detail, many times over.  But it's always moving, too. Always in motion--at least in the app it's always in motion.  How would that change the way our brains work?

I love this app!  I'm even starting to dream in kaliedescopes now.   It's a much needed diversion from current events.  And these kaleidoscopes can be a wonderful focus for meditation, too.  They come out like mandalas. 

Even something as ugly and mundane as an old rusty cookie sheet has a natural and muted beauty to it when it's kaliedescoped.  Who'da thunk? 

I am participating in Denise Love's 2017 "Let's Do 52 : 52 Weeks of Photo Prompts" to kick start the lull in my photography.   If you'd like to join us, find out more at the link above.  The more the merrier!

1 comment:

The Idaho Beauty said...

It's ridiculous, isn't it? You know how many of these I have tucked away in my files, how many hours I've spent with this filter in Paintshop. So hard to stop, I'll try just one more... Glad that you showed your starting point does not have to be intricate or of many colors. These are right up my alley!