Saturday, May 21, 2011

Toys In The Attic

Oh. Not in the attic, but on the shelf. 
Don't worry, they're harmless! 

I have random toys on the shelf above my computer and in my art studio. Reminders to keep things light and not take things too seriously. Although, you know, there have been many a time when I felt like that little guy in the orange suit in the bottom left of the photo. I was shutting down the lights in the room one night and only one lamp was left and this little scene caught my eye. Of course, when there's shadows involved, out comes the camera. Just so  you know, though, that these are not toys that I have gone out to buy-they are 'leftovers', or cast offs from my son when he was younger. I just want to make that clear!

See through

A vignette in my dining room window through the sheers. I've had this image sitting around waiting to be posted since the holidays (Christmas, not Easter). Which should explain the snowflake shadow. I hope! I was actually trying to capture the shadow of the birds that were coming to the feeder outside the window. It was like a shadow puppet play except with live birds. That file got 'truncated' so I can't post it or do anything with it (wah!). Maybe you can 'imagine' it??  : )

"Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see." (Martin Luther King)

Every week, a group of us from around the world post our shadow shots over at Hey Harriet. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted! You can view all of my 2010 Shadow Shot Sunday images on my Flickr account. Click here to view them.

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cieldequimper said...

Very nice. I like the atmosphere of your shelf!

frayedattheedge said...

The first photo is a little bit scary!!

Catherine said...

what a lovely contrast of shots this week - dark and scary v light and billowy!!

Ralph said...

Actually, the baseball players on your shelf are sort of endearing. Grown-up toys that look shadowy and cool at the same time. The guy dressed in orange, not scary at all to us but scary to himself...

The snowflake and ornament combine to create a lovely shadow, and one that transcends all seasons for a truly artistic shadow...

PS: I like your Gravatar pic - the exciting and energetic artist in motion!

Sylvia K said...

Great shadow shots as always, Paula! I love the second one in particular! Hope your weekend is off to a great start! Enjoy!


Kay L. Davies said...

Had to laugh at the baseball bobbleheads, Paula.
Love the shadows on the curtain at Christmas, even if the birds aren't there.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Sarah said...

It would be ok if you had bought the toys-I have to say that as I have a fair few myself and no children! I can imagine the birds!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Harmless? They look rather sinister to me! :-)


A shadow’s an odd sort of thing;
It might have a nose or a wing,
A tail like a dog,
A bump like a log,
But one thing it has not is bling!

© 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadows in Solitude

chubskulit said...

Beautiful shadow shots!

Shadow shots on a relaxing walk, have a great weekend!

EG Wow said...

Hehe! Is it BAD to buy yourself toys? :))

AWN - kat said...

I like the 2nd photo and the 1st one looks scary lol. Happy SSS. Hope you can visit mine.

Light Trigger said...

Very nice, the second one is my favorite!

Joan said...

Always good to have things around us like this. I have a few myself. :)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

It's ok can play with your're among friends :) Love the shadow they all make - as a snowflake - lol!! Your'e so fun!
HAve a nice week!

Cassie said...

Bobbleheads? Really?? Don't we hold on to the craziest things?! I noticed I had a Diamondback baseball player bobblehead in Phoenix on a shelf...I don't even know who he is!! hehe. Love the snowflake shadow. I keep certain winter things up all year round, to keep me cool. Happy SSS.

Hey Harriet said...

I love both of these but that second one is my fave! It's gorgeous!

You asked last week how I made my blog banner? I just uploaded a bunch of pics to picasa and shrunk them down and moved them together on a blank page. Cropped and then did the rest in some other program called 'bannerfans'and it took the longest time. I'm not very good at stuff like that but thanks heaps for the compliment on it. And I'm so very sorry that I'm only replying now! Life has just been a bit crazy busy of late. I'm not a fan of crazy busy... :) xo


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