Saturday, 6 June 2009

 
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Its pouring with rain (though the garden needed it) so played around with some of my favourite pics.

As I am a curvy person ;) I decided that curves would be the subject of this collage. Much more interesting than straight lines!

Some of them were taken on various holidays, one or two locally. I love the curves that lead the eye into a point - a doorway, or the focal point of the curve itself. A couple of them were taken with the phone on my mobile, so not very good. But I like them, anyway, and they remind me of a very happy time!

Somehow curves seem more natural - nature doesn't have many straight lines (I know, stems!) but they have a real intention - holding a flower, or a tree up) and I bet the cells have curves!

I love looking up at the roofs of great churches and cathedrals. So much of it is unseen by the usual throng of visitors, but so much is beautiful - all carved, built and presented for the glory of God!

Just wish I could be as creative!

18 comments:

Angela said...

I think you are incredibly creative- I am loving your photo collages. Tell me please, what programme do you use to assemble them?
blessings- Ang x

Diane said...

Your photography is really creative. I think you could have a new career with it! I too am a very curvy person - think Beryl Cooke painting!! xx

Gilly said...

Angela - I use Picassa3 - you just choose your photos, and Picassa puts them in a collage. You can shuffle them around, and have a choice of layouts. Thank you for your compliments!

Diane - join the curvy club! I love Beryl Cooke paintings!

Sue said...

Lovely photos and I spy a less curvy me in one of them! x

much2ponder said...

I love your theme photos. Very nicely arranged also. You have a natural eye for aesthetics. Love how your share your thoughts also:)

Cloudhands said...

Oh Gilly,
I share everyones enjoyment of your composition. Just delightful. I also was going to ask how to do the technique. Thanks for letting us all in on the process. I look forward to what you put together next.

Hollace said...

What a great idea for a theme for your mosaic, curves! I am so impressed with your technological ability as well as the photography.

kenju said...

I love that montage; especially the stained glass.

Marja said...

wow nice curves and nice reflection I love the stained glassed window and the bows

Gilly said...

Kenju and Marja - the stained glass window is in the refectory at Chester Cathedral. It is a modern piece representing Creation - and its fascinating!

The bows are actually big swculptures representing the marram grass which was collected years ago by villagers on Anglesey and sold to the hat making business. Its at the entrance to the nature reserve which is mostly the dunes where the marrag grass grew.

Rainbow dreams said...

I love this Gilly, wonderfully creative and I find curves so much more interesting than straight lines :)

One Woman's Journey said...

Gilly, I love this. You are very creative. I would love to be able to do this.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

You are so clever Gilly. I am going to have to find out out to do that. Have just discovered the Mosaic Monday blog site - you should take a look and take part. A x

Connie said...

You have lots of talent showing here!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

Gilly - just to let you know there is something for you at my place. A x

cheshire wife said...

Lovely photos. I must make a point of going to have a proper look at Chester Catherdral next time I am in Chester.

Pom Pom said...

Yahoo for curves!

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