Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured

Hi F&F

I die for color. I don’t mean die as in dead; I mean die in the way the French call an orgasm la petit mort; the little death. Color causes my synapses to fire and creates internal fireworks. Color excites me. When I pass by a yarn store, it is the color of the yarn that will pull me in.  Once I cross the threshold   I try to take it all in. All the colors and shades – oranges so juicy I feel as if I’m absorbing vitamin C through my eyeballs; pinks so subtle, if I blinked I would miss the gentle hue and greys so steely I’m convinced to wear a vest in that color would transform me into a superhero; capable of deflecting bullets with my chest.

Color has the curb appeal to entice me to browse the store but, it’s touching the yarn; the texture of the yarn that seals the deal. Yarns such as boucle, chenille, eyelash, fuzzy, slub; even their names have texture you can feel on your lips, teeth and tongue. For this weeks challenge I only needed to close my eyes and reach into my yarn stash.  What my fingertips “saw” was put into the frame.

Here’s my entry for this week’s photo challenge.



About atreegrowsinbklyn

I’m an analog girl living in a digital world. I’m happy except when I’m sad. I’m serious, smart and sophisticated except when I’m silly, obtuse and crude. I’m ambitious and disciplined; except when I’m apathetic and self indulgent. I‘m thoughtful, generous and honest; except when I’m insensitive, cheap and lying. I’m grateful; I’m grateful; I am grateful.
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34 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Textured

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  2. Josette says:

    Your description brought colors and textures into my mind’s eye. Well written!

  3. northernnarratives says:

    Fabulous 🙂

  4. faceinacrowd says:

    This is my favorite photo for this challenge so far (including mine by the way). Beautiful!

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  7. aRVee says:

    hi atreegrowsinbklyn, thanks for the pingback.. have a great day ahead….

  8. NYcowgirl says:

    Awesome and wonderful. You are certainly making the most of your free time.
    Keep up the good work.

  9. Very inspiring! The words bring color-associations in mind, the photograph triggers the senses.
    Thanks for the pingback

    • I’m so glad that the post triggered a multi-sensory response. Colors and yarn does that to me and I just wanted to share that feeling with others. I’m also new to blogging and what I don’t know about the medium could fill a blog post. I hope you enjoy the endeavor.

  10. Touch2Touch says:

    What is there to say but, YUMMY!
    Those photos are delicious, and your description is suitably sensual. Love it!

  11. jakesprinter says:

    Nice Photo i love colors too:)

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  13. Mezza says:

    Thank you for the pingback and love the photograph you have submitted here of your textured craft goods.

  14. pix & kardz says:

    rich colours! thanks for sharing.

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  16. The combination of a colorful vision and the softness of a yarn brings forth a profound experience. Colors brings out the best in us…wonderful post.

    • So true. A few minutes of crafting with yarn is a great stress reliever or can lift the spirits, sometimes better than happy hour. I took up crochet while recovering from a broken foot. So I can attest to the healing benefits 🙂

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