11/12/09

Impressions

I have been playing with solar print paper this week, trying to capture my ornamental grass before I chop it back to move it to a different part of the yard. I love the way the paper captures the grass so accurately and magically, the process set in motion by the bright sun. Even after the grass is bagged and gone, its delicate seeds will stay with me, captured in blue tones. It's easy to jump from noticing actual physical impressions to thinking about things that have left an impression on my heart, soul, and mind, leaving wispy traces to remain long after the events themselves have occurred. I was reminded of this yesterday at the pottery studio as I was playing catch up on glazing after my absence to study and travel this fall. The staff there uses Pandora to provide our soundtrack. All of a sudden an old Paul Simon song came on, one that I hadn't listened to in many years, and it immediately took me back to high school, when I listened to it often. I suspect music leaves such traces on many of us - along with countless other things in our years.

Capturing any impressions yourself lately?

7 comments:

Kara said...

Beautiful design - it looks like something I would want on bedding. So much texture and natural beauty. And you MUST mention the name of the song! Paul Simon makes me feel like home :)

Meadowlark Days said...

Ooo, bedding like this would be beautiful! the song was 'the only living boy in new york.' hadn't heard it in years!

kspinning said...

I love the textures and colors you captured. I'm sure next time I hear that song this is the picture I'll think of! :-)

kristin said...

wow i love this! these truly look like a whisper! i must try this. thanks for adding this today over at shutter sisters.

DebD said...

that is really beautiful.

Dionne said...

This is soooo beautiful. So soft and dreamy. Gorgeous.

And I LOVE Pandora!

Letters From Midlife said...

Beautiful picture and ideas, as always!