Saturday, September 12, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday 24 - At Home...

I didn't have to go far this week for my shadow shots, and they are all of the sun slanting through the Venetian blinds on the various different Mexican textiles in my bedroom; rugs from Oaxaca, shawls from the Copper Canyon.... Finally the sun has come out after a week of non-stop rain and wet, grey days which are quite unusual here. We do need the rain desperately, however, as water shortages in the city have led to daily cut offs in my neighbourhood Colonia Cuauhtemoc. Anyway, I thought all the shadow shots would look great in one big stripey shadow textile collage....

And then I thought... Why stop in the bedroom...?? I have Venetian blinds and textiles galore in the living room as well... cushions from Oaxaca, embroideries from Chiapas, weavings from Tepoztlan; cue another collage....

I absolutely adore Mexican textiles; the artisans are so skilled here...What do you think?? For more shadowplay from around the world click here for Shadow Shot Sunday....

23 comments:

foto CHIP *Birgitta* said...

You have made a beautiful collage of shadows and colours!

Paula Scott said...

All so incredibly exquisite! It is as though the patterns of the shadows and the patterns of the rugs are having a dialogue with each other.

Hyde DP said...

excellent shadows - we too have just got a few days of warm sunshine after a week of cold wet stuff.

bobbie said...

Blinds can make marvelous shadows! I love your Mexican textiles too.

Martha Z said...

These textiles are beautiful and a perfect backdrop for the shadows. Thanks for sharing.

Sylvia K said...

So delightful! I love them! Brings more memories of Mexico! The shadow collage is marvelous!

Happy SSS!

Sylvia

Greyscale Territory said...

I think you had great fun creating this photo fabric of shadows! The result looks like party time! Fantastic!

Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love said...

VERY cool!! great textures too :)

Hey Harriet said...

I love the Mexican textiles too! The collages you've created are so cool! Very nice :)

jabblog said...

Beautiful photo-montages. It's good you have the sun back but it sounds as though you really need much more rain.

A Cuban In London said...

Fantastic how nature has her own agenda when it come to art. The iamges look like mosaics. Well done to you and to Mama Natura again.

Greetings from London.

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

The shadows gave your beautiful textiles another fantastic dimension...love those collages! Gracias por la visita!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Mexican textiles,
patterns bright and weaving tight,
do my eyes delight!

My Shadow Shot

Catherine said...

glad you all like the shadows and textiles combination this week...thanks for all the appreciative comments..

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Okay Catherine! These are some fun stripy shadows! We love the color and patterns of mexican textiles, and the shadows add a whole new light...er.. shadow to them! We do also love your shadows from the trees up above;0)
Karla & Karrie

Catherine said...

Hi Summer - glad you like both sets of shadows this week!! have a good week regards x

Catherine said...

Hi Summer - glad you like both sets of shadows this week!! have a good week regards x

Dianne said...

LOL at me
the shadows in the post above were so good I assumed they were it

love the colors here! :)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Ah ha! Found them! What cool striped shadows you found...love them!

Catherine said...

hey Dianne... glad you liked the stripey shadow textiles too...have a good week!!

Marie Höglund said...

Wow that was a wonderful shadowcoctail .-)

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Incrible shots! Am loving every shots. Colourful and the shadow is so strong. The sunshine is really friendly at you.

Hope your enjoying your day.s

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wonderful shadows! I'm very impressed. ;-)