Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday Stills: Circles

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Here are the most interesting circles I could come up with for the challenge this week. This is a large, hand painted wooden collector's button from Russia on top of the over-sprayed metal lid to our hay bin. I do wish I knew the story it tells.

The imagery depicts a crying fish--perhaps because he's been turned into an island?--a woman carrying water over her shoulders to her home, and a beautiful wooden church in the architectural style characteristic from where my ancestors came.

Church in Turza, Poland 
(courtesy the wikicommons)

I love all the circles in this architecture. Maybe this is why I designed our chicken coop with curving walls?

Also, yesterday I randomly discovered an online filter that will turn photos into bead art. Using it I altered a photo of a Phoenician Mullein growing in my greenhouse.

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Ebie said...

I just love the button. I hope it is safe hanging there and does not fall off!

Sunday Stills - Circles

Lori Skoog said...

I especially love that church in Poland! Wow. said...

love the button.

achieve1dream said...

That church is cool! I've never seen anything like it.

Ann said...

I once went to our mountain and saw a giant Mullein. Do you use it as a herb?

How does the bead work work?

flowerweaver said...

I did not take the church in Poland photo, just added it so you could see where the button's church imagery came from. Someday I hope to visit and photograph it myself!

Ann, I mostly grow Mulleins for the bees, but I have used it with olive oil in earache healing. I believe as an herb it is more commonlysmoked for respiratory issues and I don't smoke anything.

The online filter allows you to upload a photo from your hard drive and it applies the beads, all you need to do is save it to your hard drive.

Judy said...

quite a contrast in those two circles! your plate is truly interesting!

Ed said...

Cool choices, the button is fascinating..:-)

chloephotography said...

i like the detail captured in your first photo, very nice

NitWit1 said...

I love the Polish church and the button. The bead effect is interesting. Glad a program did that..all I could think of was how much work that would be beading the design?

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