Thursday, November 24, 2005

Sock Yarn As Art

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Picture taken through a kaleidoscope.

And with a toy as intriguing as that could I stop with just one photo? No way. I went on to take over 30 more (thank goodness in this age of digital photography not every photo taken must be printed!).

These are a few of my favorites.

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Close up of a basket.

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Two different violets.

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Another basket? It's hard to identify the object in some of the photos.


kristo said...

that's really neat - how did you take a picture through it?

Anonymous said...

Cool Man, Groooovy. Most impressed. Yeah - how'd ya do that? Now, you don't have to tell us everything tho...keeping some things a mystery is good too.


Marlene said...

I just put the lens of the camera right up against the "eye" end of the kaleidoscope. The slightest angle change of the scope makes an incredible difference in the image.

The kaleidoscope is meant for aiding in choosing colors for fairisle projects.

I once saw a book that described an art form that turns out quite a lot like this. It involved having many copies of the same photograph printed and then cutting identical wedges out of each and putting them together to make a kaleidoscope effect. You could get quite a few, vastly different images from the same copies of the ONE photo. It was quite lovely and I have always regretted not getting that book.

Samantha said...

Very cool!

Maggie Ann said...

Those photos are gorgeous....I've always been fascinated by kaleidoscopes!

Maggie Ann said...

Just stopping by to say hello. Hope all is well. I know this is a really busy time of year. Wishing you and yours a Happy Christmas!