Around here, the first Monday of the month can only mean one thing – time for another Photo Styling Challenge post! The themes are getting quite challenging with each passing month.
This month’s concept is rather interesting – Patterns. They are all around us. We just need to look for them with a critical eye.
But how does one go about staging patterns? When I thought more about this concept, I had visions of pretty fabric swimming in my mind. Don’t ask me why. Like any Indian gal, I associate the word “pattern” mostly with swathes of pretty fabric. I truly wished I were back home with mom and her gorgeous saree collection. They would have made for some pretty amazing pics. Now that I am here in the US, my wardrobe is pretty boring (read monochromatic, neutral and safe), so fabrics won’t do.
Then somehow I lost track of time and before I knew it, it was the last weekend of January… Eeeeks! I have to admit, but I kind of took the easy way out this moth. So please bear with me.
One day, I was playing with Boy’s watercolors (ahem!) and just went to town, splashing colors on some sheets of paper. Then I cut them up into hearts. Because you know, it is February and with all the heart themed goodies stocked in the shops, I think my brain worked on auto-pilot. Then I strung some on yarn and hung them up. I had of course, photographed them!
Not my best creation, I must admit. But whimsical enough. You know where I am going with this, don’t you? Please humor me and tell me you see patterns in these pictures.
Colors. Brush strokes. Heart shapes. There! Maybe the theme should’ve been ‘Whimsy’ (or ‘The story of a girl who couldn’t find any blog-worthy patterns in her home’)!
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