Wednesday, January 27, 2016

- What I saw

What the brain makes of what the eye sees can be misleading. Take this morning, when the sun beaming through the Sotol made the edges look bead-like, glowing like miniature Christmas tree lights ...

Patch #27

Which is not quite how it looked to the camera later in the day ...


Here the barbs are very clear. But the patch records my memory of what I saw ... or at least, what my mind made of it.

As promised, yesterday's rain patch has been updated with the first measurable rainfall in almost three weeks ...


And here's a teaser. What do you see?


The big reveal will be on February 14th when our younger daughter turns 30.

12 comments:

Roxanne said...

Liz, found this quote the other day (you may know it already)
"The real question is not what you look at but what you see." H.D. Thoreau
Our youngest daughter turns 30 on Feb. 6 (a hoof?)

Liz Ackert said...

Love this quote ... thank you. And I'm also thinking, you can't remember what you didn't bother to notice in the first place.

As for those birthday ladies ... celebrating with our daughter will entail a journey to St Louis ... will you be traveling, too?

Dana said...

Isn't it wonderful how the mind can take something straightforward and by drawing on all the things it has seen and imagined before, transform the factual into the magical? We live in a fairy garden of our own making. I love this patch. Maybe Roxanne has influenced me, but I also see horse shapes in the mystery picture. Or letters.

Liz Ackert said...

Love the guesses ... sure to keep the birthday girl guessing.

And speaking of fairy gardens (a wonderful notion), you're sure to love today's post!

handstories said...

I can imagine the glowing beads of your morning view, and I can also imagine an elephant attached to that trunk like shape!

ARTISUN said...

I'm loving how you are "drawing with thread" :)

Roxanne said...

Not yet; this daughter just moved to South Aftrica. We plan to go sometime this summer. Have fun with your lovely girl!

Liz Ackert said...

Such a long way ... makes me feel fortunate that we have a mere 750 miles to go.

Liz Ackert said...

Love your guess!

Liz Ackert said...

Thank you! That reminds me ... I meant to say the sotol stems were drawn with Inktense pencils before I stitched the glowing beads

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

your interpretations of what you see are becoming so refined....
this is Perfect....

Liz Ackert said...

Practice is a wonderful thing