Friday, February 6, 2015

Perfectly Imperfect (Be Still 52 #4)

This week's lesson in Be Still 52 included some wonderful technical information, which I will blog about in another post. And it also included a challenge to incorporate the Japanese notion of Wabi Sabi or perfectly imperfect. I decided to harvest some dead hydrangea blossoms from my yard and pair them with an odd, chipped, perfectly imperfect deer vase I have to create a still life like this:
I decided to do some set-ups outside and, while my back was turned, Luna decided that the hydrangea blossoms were great toys.
Sigh.
I picked up detritus and decided to breathe, let go and trust the process. I took the deconstructed blossoms and made these still life photographs, which I really love (as well as the one up top).
It was a wonderful reminder to trust the process.
Even  when the puppy eats your props.
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p.s. I think the last one is my very favorite. What about you?

10 comments:

Miriam said...

These are lovely. I like the deer vase, I like not seeing it immediately in the second picture which is my favourite.

Linda said...

I agree, the last one is my favourite too. I really love the colour of the vase with the hydrangea flowers. Lovely shots all of them X

Sarah Carletti said...

Dried flowers in any state are always beautiful and you have arranged them so nicely here. :)

Joan said...

Yes, I love the last one the best. I'm so happy your blog is back.

The Mann Fam said...

Ah the joys of mommy-hood even to a puppy. :)

Maggie said...

I like the last one too. I can see Luna helped you a lot!

Karen said...

I also love the last one, but also the second one. These are gorgeous. What a fabulous combination!

Tammy said...

Totally awesome!! Great work. :)

robin. said...

very nice pairing!

Gail said...

LOL - she was just trying to give you another viewpoint on the them. I must say I really like that last one!