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?
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!