• Reflections

    Abstract vision

    My son attended an exhibition with his class today and that led to our subsequent discussion about the styles of paintings we like and dislike. We’ve found out that we especially do not see eye to eye with one another on abstract art, which I like and my son does not. That made me rummage through my photo archive to find if I have any abstract photos at all. And I have, look at one of them… As much as I love sharpness and contrast, abstract vision opens to me a door to different perception. What do you feel when looking at an abstract? I always feel curiosity and need…

  • Poetry

    Life is like a whirling ball

    Life is like a whirling ball, Experiencing rise and fall. In a land of ice, In a land of fire, In the realms of fancy, Shifted by desire. Sometimes moving up, Sometimes moving down, Sometimes gathering speed, Sometimes slowing down. Heading to the left, Turning to the right, Facing walls around, Getting to the light. Can you feel the rise? Can you see the fall? Life is so much more than the whirling ball. I have to tell you… that when I published the post, my poem ended with words saying “life is nothing else but the whirling ball”. When I came back a while later, it suddenly dawned on…

  • Focused on photography

    White, round and minimalist

    Week 3 of Be still 52 invited us to gather various table tops and back drops to have interesting and suitable foregrounds and backgrounds for our photos. After rummaging in our house I’m perfectly sure there is not much to use, I need to buy a few things to start with. For the time being I decided to follow a challenge offered by Kim to those being already stocked with tops, textiles and backgrounds, which was to use any or all 3 of the following prompts: WHITE – ROUND – MINIMALIST You know me, I wanted all… and created the following image: It’s not a typical still life, rather an…