This week's challenge? Texture.
I found capturing texture to be a bit difficult. It really made me want a better camera! But, I pushed through and this is what I came up with:
This is a knick-knack I inherited from my Great-Grandma. I used to stare at this thing for hours. I come from a fishing family and spent many years up in Southeast Alaska, and this piece reminds me of some remote fisherman's cabin. I believe it is made out of tin - I love how it has oxidized over the years. Plus, if you look really closely, you can see the texture of dust, because I am NOT a good housekeeper.
We moved into our house a few years ago and last summer had our floors refinished. We left the bedrooms unfinished because we were intending on carpeting - though my current employment situation has caused us to hold off for a while. At the top of the frame, the original 1961 oak floors, at the bottom, our new refinished floors.
Finally, the texture that my son really digs. His silky/fuzzy blankie. The edges are already snagged and getting worn from being chewed. He is our little Linus!
So, which one is my favorite? Obviously I love chubby little toddler hands, but I'm going to have to go with the tin fishing house. It was really difficult to get the right light - I ended up turning off the flash and opening the blinds to get a ton of natural light.
Thanks for stopping by and checking out my textures! For more on texture, click on over to I Should Be Folding Laundry.