Saturday, August 9, 2008

Swirly Weeds & Mixed Media, Part Deux















































Thank you to Kim, from Laketrees, for suggesting that I photograph the swirly weeds in black and white! WOW...this is abstract nature at it's finest. This is child-like abandon that can only be inspired by the real deal. Be free children, draw outside the lines, express yourselves! These weeds surround a Lilac bush that we planted earlier in the Spring, and when they came up instead of fragrant Lilacs, I was not especially disappointed, because of how complex they are. I have never seen anything like them! So, maybe, next year, I'll be taking photographs of Lilac buds, but, hey, swirly weeds, not so shabby!



15 comments:

Kim said...

wow Amy!!
these are fantastic....
they make great abstracts..
you must have posted these while I was commenting on your last post hehe...
these weed photos make a great series !!!
hope you are enjoying your weekend :)

Amy Lilley Designs said...

I hope that YOU and Charlotte are enjoying your big weekend!!! Kim, what a great vision you had for the B&W...I really forget how powerful B&W photos can be!!! I'll definitely be doing more playing...maybe try out some sepia tones in there too!!

triz said...

these look really cool!!! :-)

SolSisters said...

If you translated these into vector graphics, they'd be amazing art deco decorations or a basis for a great grunge look.

Azure Islands Designs said...

These are great...would make amazing prints!!!

Cheers

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you my Triz...

solsisters, your ideas are great..I think, but I'm not totally sure what a grunge look is..YIKES!!

Hey Heather...I agree, these would translate very well into prints...I will add a couple of them to my Etsy shop, however, as photos...8x10, would read well...yes?

Grandma Betty said...

Can't wait to see the lilac bushes!

I use to live in Maine and had two huge bushes next to the porch. I really miss them.

Moved back to Texas and the closest to a lilac is the crepe myrtle and the Texas sage reminds me a little of them.

Great pics!

durano lawayan a.k.a. brad spit said...

Hi Amy,

You've got to hand it to Kim, she really has the eye for such details. It's in a different dimension from your own keen attention to detail.

Kim's knack for seeing these things on weeds may have been triggered by reading my posts on cannabis. LOL! (just kidding)

But these swirly weeds look dramatic. Thanks for sharing. :-) --Durano, done!

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Hey Grandma Betty...I can't wait to see the Lilacs as well...maybe next Spring they will decide to bloom for me! Maine is a far cry from Texas...and certainly much, much different foliage...glad that you have some reminders of the Lilac in the myrtle and the sage!

Brad, yes, I agree w/ you...Kim has an amazing eye...especially for B&W and her suggestion was well stated in the pics...glad that you like!

Leah said...

very cool photos!

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

That is so interesting! I thought it was art that you had drawn at first/ What neat ideas you have and so creative.

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Thank you Leah!...very pretty work on your blog!

Hey Health Nut...it does look like art...the weeds are so delicate and the macro just gave them that free flowing feel...they should look good re-produced in say, 8x10...they would hold up!

Ragtree said...

Wow! I thought they were wire sculpture... SO pretty!

Renee :)

Amy Lilley Designs said...

That's great Renee...the B&W really played tricks w/ 'what is it'...wire sculpture...very interesting...yes, I agree, they are pretty!

thebeadgirl said...

these photos are absolutely gorgeous! well done!