Friday, February 8, 2013

Focus on life: Week 6: Feel the Love

Sally Russick of The Studio Sublime is hosting a year long challenge which is... sublime... as you'd expect with such a studio name. The challenge is named 'Focusing on Life' and every week Sally is sending a prompt on what should we focus the following week.

Keeping with the Love theme (last week we were supposed to Capture a Heart) this week's prompt is asking us to 'Feel the Love'.

I had a few ideas on how to approach this - there is lots of love surrounding me if I pay attention (usually I do) then a few days ago I threw everything out the window (ideas, nothing else got tossed or hurt in the process, I promise) and... this is my Feel the Love of the week:

Feel the Love: complex Lego base :: All Pretty Things

A bit unorthodox maybe - but you have to see the distances this child goes to create these pieces of pure love. He'll crouch on the floor for hours and hours at a time, painfully arranging each piece in its perfect little place. The details are amazing, nothing is left to chance, everything has its use, even only as decorum. Colours are matched with grace, and stories are created.

On the scene above he worked for a couple of days until he was happy - and it took him about half an hour to explain in detail what each piece on the base is doing there and how it came to be on the base. You can't see them, but there are coffee mugs and flowers on one of the desks :)

I call this love - how would you call it?!

Thank you again for visiting - and please make sure you do 2 things: come back tomorrow for a special giveaway (very special!) and feel all the love shared by the group at Sally's.

21 comments:

  1. Wonderful Alicia. Kids have such an affinity for building blocks. I have several grandkids, who can't even tie their shoes, but give them Lego's and the sky is the limit.

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  2. What a creative soul he is. All that time and thought right down to the details. Yes, I would call it love!

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  3. That is what used to be called a labor of love! How perceptive you are to see that!

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  4. Hi Alicia,
    Yes I call that love and devotion! My nephew Brandon is the same way about his Lego's.
    Therese

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  5. Oh how wonderful! I was well acquainted with that focus. My closest in age brother is seven years older. His Legos occupied the entire, generously sized, bay window ledge and I was never allowed to touch. Many a photo album (from the days your roll of prints came with a free one) were half baby pics of me and half lego creations :) yup. Awesome job catching some love

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  6. What great Lego scenes! I can totally relate to this post and these pictures. There is all sorts of Lego action in my house, daily. Today my 4 year old son made 8 little treasure chests filled with tiny Legos for coins. I'll have to share your pictures with my boys! I had to smile at Beti's comment - "labor of love" - so true! :-)

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  7. Definitely love! From him to his creation and from you to him :)

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  8. i so miss the days of lego creations - large and small - true labours of love and pure joy :)
    happy saturday!
    no. 18

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  9. I actually got this instantly as I remembered my own son and his immersion in lego land. And is love indeed. Great idea for this week!

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  10. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this! My hubby and son will spend hours, days, building and creating. Such concentration and devotion - love.

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  11. That is so detailed and meticulously laid out. I can feel the love that went into making it.

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  12. Wonderful project he's got going on there! he has really thought it through - ha! My girls build entire cities with their petshop friends designing buildings and rooms ... they will be at it for days and I can hear them acting out the various characters. It is so much fun!

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  13. Awwww, I love it. Such attention to detail. Such PATIENCE. Such imagination.

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  14. What a labor of love! I love how kids can come up with thier own stories from the creations they make!

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  15. Alicia, for a kid to have the patience to sit in one place and take the time to put all those little pieces together, for them to do this it has to be motivated by love!

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  16. I agree with Cynthia. This patience and I'll add passion will take him far in life. Love of work indeed. Dita

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  17. He did such a great job. I love children's imaginations .. so much thought went into everything he did.

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  18. Your son's Lego scene is fantastic. What fun he must have had in creating and then describing what he had created. And how thoughtful you are to have taken a picture of it.

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