Art Roundup, week of June 25th

After enjoying my trip through the walking trail, I took a bit of a break. Fortunately, it didn’t take long for me to add to my digital collection. In my office, I noticed a “lego” night light that I found in the bottom of my stocking from last Christmas, and I was eager to explore using focus in my photography. To round out the week, leaned into a few photos I took with an old camera phone. If you see any images here that aren’t available on Natural Desygns or SM Desygns reach out to me through the Etsy store and I’ll add the image to the correct store. In the meantime, click any of the images to head over to DeviantArt to get a better look.

Dwindling Path

With my free time ending, I stared down the path, wondering if there was enough time to explore the hidden depth. Unfortunately, with a glance at my watch, I knew my time walking this trail was coming to an end. Despite my smile faltering, I brought my camera up and captured this path as it stretches off in the distance.

Despite preferring to capture beauty in nature, sometimes I’ll explore man made creations. Last Christmas I received an off-brand Lego light of a spaceman sitting on a crescent moon. After spending an afternoon putting the thing together, I placed it on my office shelf. While it’s not crowded, there’s a lot going on there and I wanted to experiment with camera focus. As a result, I focused on my new light source and took a few shots. What items can you make out in the background?

Crescent Light

Flowers 001

Stop and smell the roses. I know these flowers aren’t roses, though I’m not sure what they actually are. However, I know they are not roses. But the saying holds true. I’ve walked past flowers like these hundreds of times in my life, ignoring them because I was in a hurry. Looking back on my life, I wonder how many beautiful things I’ve missed because I was rushing through life or being a little salty. Take some advice from me and slow down and release your frustrations. You’ll be amazed at the sights right under your nose.

Nature’s beauty can be split into two major categories: wild and controlled. When I ponder on nature’s beauty, I’m typically pondering on things like waterfalls or sunsets. These examples (and so much more) are slices from the unbridled side of nature. However, sometimes you can get a snapshot of the world’s grace from sights cultivated by people. This photograph is a different part of the same planter as Flowers 1, and the brilliant yellow petals complimented their white neighbors.

Flowers 002