Sunday, March 17, 2013

pattern

pattern attracts me
grid of branches,
palm-thatch lined up edge to edge
repetition
pattern
it occurs all the time,
all the time.
growth in spring and summer
death in fall and winter
repeat
we live a pattern,
we live repetition.
perhaps you will say that I am attracted to patterns and repetition because I am a quilt maker
But maybe I'm a quilt maker because there is pattern in our world
 images:  the thatched outside kitchen in the Cayman Heritage Garden in Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park

14 comments:

  1. Yes.. there is glorious pattern in our world! And maybe you are a quilter because you were born with eyes to SEE it.

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  2. the patterns are so moving and so persistant, and i love what both you and valerie say about the why it matters. and it does.

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  3. Perhaps. A friend recently showed me photos of the trip to Israel and Jordan she and her DH took last fall; all that really fascinated me were the patterns in the mosaics -- walls and floors. And the patterns of the olive groves against the earth...

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  4. My preference goes to patterns coupled with textures, as the one in your pictures: fascinating.

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  5. I confess that I too am a pattern addict (colours, textures, forms, behaviours, events)! Gorgeous pics.

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  6. Patterns and textures inspire me too. I get lots of them them on my travels - I like the palm leaves on your post, thanks - Nat

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  7. Fabulous patterns! Thank you!

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  8. its really nice and beautiful, impressed to view...

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  9. Anonymous2:18 pm

    I love the idea that maybe we are quilters b/c there is pattern in the world and not the other way round (noticing b/c we quilt). Lovely pix - I esp. like the close up of the palms woven in fan shapes.

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  10. but where did it all begin ...

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    this top image for me, the color, the sense of a stilled motion, a breathing thing make in motion by the shadow play; and the dimension, layered sense of space compressed.

    yes

    but where did it all begin...

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  11. That thatched roof is so beautiful...an amazing repeat. I love seeing the world through the eyes of artists. Such attention to detail. Not much slips by them.

    Beauty in the ordinary.

    Jacky xox

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  12. sometimes you have to stand way back to see the pattern. the pattern of your own going.

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  13. mmmmm the palm fronds remind me of gaudi.
    and i just saw this nfb quilt pattern short.
    http://blog.nfb.ca/blog/2011/02/17/quilt-fever/

    miss you mom

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Thank you for taking the time to connect. Much appreciated.xx