I had great difficulty selecting a photo that I thought was "The Best" from my little photo contest.
In the end I chose this gorgeous picture by Erin Anderson of Erin-art and gardens.
My theme was simplicity and reducing something to it's most basic form, thereby revealing the beauty.
The white milk glass bowl is almost as plain as a bowl can be. A simple lip, no adornment. White. It is basic, utilitarian and simple. Erin's photo composition is just wonderful. The lighting is perfect. I loved everything about this.
This is another of Erin's photos that she entered.
She is a very talented photographer and artist.
I have chosen for Erin a handmade soap, plus a gorgeous turquoise blue Crown jar with zinc lid from about 1920. I thought Erin being in the US, a Canadian jar would be appropriate and also I know Erin loves anything with a beachy flair.
Since there is a lot of talent out there in blog land, and to keep things interesting, I wondered if anyone would be interested in my new idea. In design school, I took a class where we were given a theme each week such as balance, scale, rhythm, line, shape .etc. We had to compose a piece that reflected our current topic. I loved it as each we we presented to the class our version and we got to see every one's interpretations which were not only wonderful but challenging.
I am proposing that each week I put out a word or idea.....say.....orange......or texture....or sharp......and we all take a picture of something that represents that to us. Then on a given day, we can post them on our blogs and I can provide a McLinky. I think it would challenge us to be creative and see things we weren't looking for.