Sunday, January 26, 2014

Finding & Seeing

Recently I have had some delightful accidental findings. I travel a lot with my camera or my 'cellery', so I often can catch the unexpected.

For example, on Granville Island, not far from the new bakery close to the market... oops! I love the story the flour tells.

 The whole mess, like something out of a fairy story.... with the princess trailing the flour to show the way to the rescuer...

 Then there was the carwash. I have always loved getting my car washed because of the visuals. Well, this time I had my trusty Lumix. Finally!
 Preliminary hard spray


 First rinse

 Hard rinse going through the machine frame, & harder & hardest


 The irresistible urge to use the wipers
 What happens when you move

What else?
Forlorn phone booth near Britannia High School, almost a thing of the past...

And an old crow's nest nearby where I live... I'm drawn to them....

 The fog makes for fun with cameras for the whole city. We are all gaga! 

These have been very yummy days for me recently. I am reconnecting with the Brahms Liebes Lieder Waltzes that I first heard in 1950 at the age of 10 & later sang them at 16. I'm in a new chorus & relearning them. I sew & practice at the same time. So yummy & hummy days both, as I sing along to the rehearsal CD or a good performance. Next I need to get on top of the German words. 
And this is the piece I've been working on....
This photo was near the very end of the piecework.  My sister, Annie, asks me what I think Brahms would think of this work.
Would he 'get' the relationship between his juicy harmony & my juicy colors & shapes?
I'll let the quilt-top settle in my mind for a bit before quilting it up by machine.

That's it for now.