Friday, July 16, 2010
the word of the week is numbers. i must admit numbers tend to scare me. i was ok at math back in the days, but today i prefer to avoid them whenever possible. numbers are so serious and not negotiable, numbers are bills, dates, deadlines.
but then i was looking at some of my little treasures from nature. i have way too many scattered all over the house and garden. to my defense i must say i really do enjoy them, to look at them, hold them. anyway, i realized that one of the things that attracts me to them are the repetition, all the little hundreds of hairs making up a feather, the fine lines showing the growth of a sea shell or a snail, and the seeds inside the fruit. it's there all the time, the repetition, the same tiny feature in great, sometimes endless, impossible-to-count numbers. that kind of numbers i like. they are more...organic.
i might have stretched the word too far. find more interpretations of the word numbers via peggy of peggy fussel illustration. and then have a wonderful weekend.