Have you ever stopped and looked at the texture of everything around you? Plenty of texture in nature- tree bark, rocks, seashells; Birds feathers, the back of a fat toad..........it's really wonderful how God created every living thing with it's own unique "skin". Man made things also have their own unique finishes..... a rusted out old car, the softness of a cuddly blanket........I looked around my house for items that I specifically have around for their texture. I'm like so many people who are drawn to anything that's old and showing tell tale signs of age- chippy, peeling paint or just plain old wear and tear. These are just a few things that really "speak" to me, all because of their beat-up, honest condition..........
an old doorway header
a rusty watering can spout
old painted wicker
a vintage plant stand
the aged lip of a stoneware bowl
the detail of a primitive farm table........
why is it that I'm drawn to these things that aren't perfect?
I'd like to think that not only do they look totally amazing
in their own unique way.......
Subconsciously I know that anything with age is going
to have it's flaws
That time leaving it's mark on something as basic as an old tool.....
an iron patio table
or a childs chair from long ago
Even man made objects can be appreciated for the
beauty that age brings......
Wishing everyone a wonderful day!!