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.
This week the prompt was... Observe the Curves.
“In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.” ~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
We move, live and love in curves. Arms, legs and bodies curve to propel us into the life around us. Branches of trees curve to embrace the breeze. Letters curve and form words. Curves can keep things apart, hold things together or create a path. This week take a moment to focus on all the different kinds of curves that surround you everyday.
We are, indeed, surrounded by curves and it will be hard to imagine life without.
To mind came a funny memory about our first house. It was brand new and it wasn't even built when we bought it - so we chose every little detail ourselves. It was fun, but tiring at times - especially when hubby and I could not agree on colours :) But still - more fun than tiring. I had this idea of rounding all the corners (I tend to bump into corners a lot and it hurts most of the time) - and in doing so we wouldn't pay anything extra, so rounded wall corners we had.
In the wall next to the stairs the model had a niche made out of 9 square niches (a 3 by 3 square). It was beautiful and when the house was done it became my favourite place to put all sorts of little pretty things :)
We visited the house almost every day as it was built - and one day we were chatting with the painter. He commented something along the lines of 'I don't know why the builder started to make these round corners now!'. We asked him why - and he explained: the person who put the drywall was swearing out loud the day before: the way to make the walls round is to add a special edge to the drywall. On the normal walls - that's fine - cut a length of edge, attach it, move on (and if you look around you'll see that, in fact, very few walls will have an edge without a door frame :) ). For the 9 niches - he had to cut (at angle), match, and attache 9*4 little edges, then finish them all. Needless to say - he had to work much harder for the same money.
Since I don't have a picture of my special niches - I am sorry now that I realize it! - I started to look around for curves. I thought of the door knobs - but they didn't tell me any story... so I had to pass. Flowers - I've drowned you in flowers (and there is more to come :) ). Jewelry - I have nothing new, well, I have... but not "show-able" yet.
Without any ideas on what I will do about it we went out - we had promised William to take him to a Laser Tag place. I let the boys go in and I sat to read in a cacophony of sounds. Mind went wondering and eyes stopped on this:
There are my curves! The carpet in the game room :)
And these are my boys - proudly showing their scores (if we are patient enough we'll see lots of curves in this picture too)
Thanks for stopping by - I hope you had lots of fun this week! And remember to observe all the curves of this week's challenge, they are all gathered at Miss Sally's :)