This week, I challenged everyone to get Closer to their subject. Close pictures aren't easy. You lose the background and sometimes the clarity. But you get these gorgeous blurred edges and out of context images. The above photos is of a dried gourd of some sort. I was on one of my last walks with my belovedly slow moving Mooch, when he stopped for a pee right near this beautiful pod. I picked it up and hung it with fishing line from the chandelier at the cottage.
This chandelier came from West Elm. It is a simple Capiz shell shade, made from rings of steel with shells hung all over it. I embellished it further with my Bits.
This one is so close you can see the cobwebs on the star.
My sister in law has a friend in Africa who make these beach glass mobiles.
I hung it from the chandelier.
I bought this glass star from a glass artist.
I was part of a Fiber Art bead trade. This is one that I received.
This is the long shot of it.
Next week, the Challenge is to shoot something to show it's
Something old, perhaps rusty, peeling, scrubby.