Friday, February 28, 2014

Time To Play

‘We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.’
-George Bernard Shaw
‘It’s better to play than do nothing’
- Confucious
‘Almost all creativity involves purposeful play.’
- Abraham Maslow

I have been busy.  My schedule is all mixed up and I like certainty, not change.  I am a creature of habit.  Needless to say, I didn’t have time to take out my camera.  In one week I forgot how good it feels to create pictures with my camera.  How it fits perfectly in my hand.  How the world looks so beautiful close up, a mystery, a miracle.  How good it feels to play.

Yesterday I played.  I found shells and urchins from vacations past which reminded me of summer and fun.  I put them on a great Find from Lowes Home Improvement Store.  I found porcelain tiles that look like old weathered wood.  Really, that is porcelain tile.  My new tile will double for a wood deck, an ocean dock, or a country kitchen table.  It can be used indoors and be put in a pile in the corner when I am finished.  I love my Find.

Today I am linking up with Kim KIassen’s Friday Finds.  
All my photos today were textured with a Kim Klassen texture called simple.

Thank you so much for visiting!
Have a great weekend!
Remember to play!

 Kim Klassen dot Com


  1. I really thought it was wood, a fantastic find Michelle...

  2. I think I need a play day now, I am feeling too old. :)

  3. Yes, yes, yes! We do need to play {even if we give it the grown up name of 'creativity'}. And a session with the camera is great therapy, isn't it? I hope you get your head around your mixed up schedule. I understand exactly what you're saying!

  4. ohhhh, that last shot is filled with such delicious details. Play is good. Next year is hopefully my last year to work, then all my days will be filled with playtime and camera shoots!

  5. I love these shots. Thanks for the reminder that we all need to play sometimes. It 's so easy to get caught up in things we have to do that we forget to take a few minutes to play...Happy Weekend...

  6. What a great find, Michelle, I really thought it was weathered wood !
    Gorgeous photos and great quotes too !
    Nice weekend,

  7. Oh Michelle, I really love these shell pictures! It reminds me of warm summertime too! I love this time so much and cant wait until june (my favourite month)!
    Yes, we should take time a lot more for our hobby photography. But unfortunately our time schedule does not allow this plan, right? I hope you will find a lot of time for making such gorgeous pics like above! Have a wonderful weekend, (sorry my english is a disaster!)

  8. Love the textures and the beautiful patterns. Thanks for the lovely reminders of the importance of play... :-)

  9. Hi Michelle, Your post is lovely ... we need to play, to try things in different ways, just go and do things! Such a wonderful nature ... those shells are so beautiful and unique!

  10. very nice. I love your beachy blue in the first picture. Great idea for the tiles

  11. These are beautiful images. Nice tones and textures.

  12. Awesome porcelain tiles and photos. Great idea to use those tiles. We have some extras around from our porch I will have to remember to use them.

  13. Love these so much, I have a collection of shells also from my living in CA. I treasure them as I live in the desert now. You have photographed them so nicely with the blue vase.