12.16.2014

Gravitational pull

Do you ever wonder why you are drawn to certain objects?










How is it that an ordinary object can have extraordinary appeal?

a forgotten tea cup...
an orphaned saucer...
an ink splattered book...

Most people would not give
such items a second look...
why is it that they call my name?


Sometimes I can't help myself...yesterday walking the dog, I just had to pick up the rusty washer on the street...
as valuable to me as if I had spied a diamond in the road...













Sometimes I have to be sneaky...this old red pencil...the extra fat kind that children use in elementary school...worn almost to a nub...with perfect peeling red paint...it was sitting on a counter at work...can't believe that someone was actually using it...most likely dropped by a child in the store...yes, it's mine now...



























My rationalization...if I left it behind, someone would most likely throw it in the garbage, mistaking this treasure for trash...I rescued it for a better life...

Paired with my favorite french postcard, they are a divine match...







































And yes...that postcard...languishing in a pile of paper...
just waiting for me to come along and take it home...







































its caption, "wishes of happiness" expressing my delight...
and providing more than its share of artistic inspiration...







































Joining the group over at kim klassen's Texture Tuesday...my first four photos edited with kk texture carmel...
my last photo edited with several elements from French Kiss...

14 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you rescued that lovely little pencil! Think of the words it has written, the pictures it has drawn. It still has more to tell...

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  2. Lovely Amy,
    and, I am right there with you.
    You know, I think there is a quiet army of us out there,
    rescuing the real valuables!

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  3. Love the beautiful old postcard, the worn covers of the books, and the stubby red pencil - your images tell such a story.

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  4. You have a real eye for 'stuff', Amy. And I agree 100% about the red pencil. You've saved her life and given her a new lease on life.

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  5. Gorgeous as usual. Love the red touches.

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  6. Love your finds Amy ! Gorgeous photos !

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  7. Beautiful. Love the fat red pencil.

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  8. And the transferware cup!!! Everything is perfection!

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  9. It is fascinating what we are attracted to. I love the old French post card. Great still life with all these wonderful objects that work so well together.

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  10. How fortunate for us that you are able to hear those calls and see those treasures. You create poetry with your words and a visual feast for our eyes. Thank you!

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  11. Gosh I love that red pencil, what a great find and yes it definitely belongs with you. You made it a star.

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  12. We feel the same about such old and worn things, Amy. You've created beautiful still lifes and digital artwork with the pieces most other people wouldn't care about.

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  13. I actually have a small collection of pencils just like that. They sit in a small bone china cup in my sewing room. They have a strong pull....

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  14. Everything you touch turns to gold!!

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