Sunday, April 25, 2010

photo a week....

Textures ....today's theme.  I love things with texture... I like to touch everything to feel it.  If you go shopping with me...you'll probably be embarrassed.  I touch it all.  It takes a long time to go through the shops.

I love the smooth, the nubby, the crinkly... the velvety...the ... well, MY list is endless...















Even our walls have texture.  Suede paint.... have you seen it?  It is done in two coats.  One coat with a roller ... and then... when dry.. a second coat with a big brush ... doing big X's...   It ends up looking like it has two different colours..but, it is just the optical illusion created by paint going in different directions.  It looks like you could run a hand over it and smooth it one way and then the other.  Of course, you can't... and it is hard, with a very slightly rough texture close up......but, it's one of the things I don't run my hands over...I just admire it with my eyes. 



















Silk..... mmmmm .......love slubby silk.......














Velvety tapestry..... glorious smooth wood....a bumpy row of little smmoooth tacks.....  how I love running my fingers over it all..... just gotta touch it...















And.... this....well, this is the best texture of all...















Cleo..... Vikki's sweetie..... no cats live at my house, so I get my fill of smooooth soft fur at her house.  Three indoor cats and two that live in the shop... all with lovely soft fur to touch.  And...then....two horses .... purrrrfect.....

11 comments:

Daisy said...

The feel of silky cat fur is fabulous! My curly furs feel very soft but not smooth. Kind of like the fur of a well-loved teddy bear.

gunknitter said...

Oh, you are wonderful ! ..." go through the shops....touch it all... I think we can go to the shop together *hihi*

It is so lovely to read your blogg and you are so talented in putting photos and words together. I wish my English was better than I could write what I mean.

Lovely head photo !

Have a nice day !

MaryO said...

Yes! I enjoy textures, too, even down to a good "crunch" in my food! All your textures look delightful to the eye as well as to the touch!

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

I'm a textures person too! It's really hard for me to visit art galleries and not touch the art.

Sue said...

Textures! I am constantly drawn to stroke, fondle, and slide my hands over almost every surface I see. I think there is a tactile gene of some kind that every artist has. LOL

Your pics are wonderful and I have to agree that the kitty fur (and don't you LOVE kitty-paws!) is the best!

Hugs,

Sue

Jennifer Rose said...

aww cute kitty :)
I'm always wanting to see how something feels too, but generally stop myself before I rub someone's head :p lol

Shelly said...

Very exciting blog today. Love your take on texture...your pictures are always so beautiful. I love seeing your home...Shelly

Abi said...

Love the photos...especially of the kitty of course! :O)

Serena said...

Great picks for this week's theme, Vee. I love to feel for texture....particularly love the soft fluffy texture of my dog's coat.

I hope to post mine over the coming days once I'm feeling a little better ~ :)

Elena said...

I'm playing catchup and gotta say I just LOVE kittie toes. Oh so cool! And those awesome hats are wonderful!

Twiglet said...

Gorgeous textures and your hats on the previous blog are wonderful!!!