I love my flickrfaves. I just found the slideshow version, and it's lovely. Have a cup of tea and enjoy an inspiring interlude! Good to see all the beautypics Large.
Lani pointed me to the fine 'info' feature there too - if you hover over the middle of a pic in the slide show, a clickable 'i' appears. Sometimes there are masses of treasure in each person's pages.
I've been wondering how to show my flickfaves here, and this celebratory post at layers of meaning (found serendipitously this afternoon) showed me. This way the images are findable in their original context, via some more clicks.
I created my first clickable pic link too! It takes you technomagically to the faves still page. . .
Lani reminded me also how I enjoy my Librarything bookshelf. I find the juxtaposition of the covers there very pleasing. Here are a few, in my second clickable pic. If this takes you to the list, click 'cover view' there, to enjoy more juxtapositional artistry:
Swirls, flourishes, scrolls. Call them what we will, they are all over the place, and there is clearly an en masse going~nuts~for~them at the moment. I experience them as some kind of nourishment ~ deliciousness that goes deeply beyond decoration. I reckon they are visual clues to qualities of our times: Feminine Chaos prevailing, and I intend investigating fully, all Winter long. Fascinations with the curlyness isn't a New Thing, eh ~ some stones have been sporting them for A Long Time. I was really pleased earlier when I suddenly saw the reflections...
It's been a big joy to re-discover the worlds of scrapbook supplies again recently. Stash gathering brings a particular pleasure. Leading to Flourishing, scrolling and swirling in glorious excess. There are books and fabrics too. Of course.
And finally for this post, I give a big grateful salute to the wondrous Spatone,too; bringing me my new blood-ballerinas, in such a good way.
"A human red blood cell is a dimpled ballerina, ceaselessly spinning, tumbling, bending, and squeezing through openings narrower than its width to dispense life-giving oxygen to every corner of the body."
Poetry may emerge anywhere. That fine sentence (and this illustration) is from this article, by one Rex Graham.
Anyways, the thing overhere is this: red blood cell count 'normal' range is between 20 and 300 - I'm not sure what else we need in there to have that be properly scientific, but those are 'the numbers'. And my red blood cell count last week showed up as 9. R a t h e r F e w a n d f a r b e t w e e n. There's not a lot of me available for online activity while I eat iron galore, and rest, and invite more of the mysterious ballerinas to come dancing through my veins.