This week the Photo Challenge was AGE. Your interpretation.
I love old things, always gravitating to vintage or antique or used over new.
The picture above shows the door of an old cupboard at the cottage. I like the grubbiness of this cabinet, and the way the paint has crackled to an aligator skin finish, revealing the peek of green paint below.
I like to imagine where this little cupboard has been.
Whose kitchen......what did it hold....
The changing decor it has been part of over the past 100 years or so.
Each layer of paint with it's own story...rather like people, with all of our layers that form over the years.......protective layers, joyful and sad times....
Which brings me to next weeks challenge.
YOU'RE GOING TO LOVE ITOR
Next weeks challenge is
Yes, I can see you squirming. Blogging is a somewhat secretive endeavor. Only revealing what you want, small parts, the better parts for the most part. Hiding, standing back, creating an online image... our blog readers see only what we want them to see, unlike the real world where people interpret us through their visual and physical interactions with us. Getting to know our blogging buddies, seldom leads to sending a photo as you might have done years ago with a pen pal.
It's a bit like online dating....a creative and catchy profile.....an attractive, maybe even outdated or glamour shot photo.....BUT.....is that the real person there, and what more is there to see.
The good part is, this is an artistic endeavor.....self portrait can be taken literally or figuratively. It doesn't necessarily mean your FACE.
Interpret as you wish.