Wednesday, 16 January 2008

A Thing of Beauty . . .

For those who chanced upon it, 3191 A Year of Mornings was an inspiration. Their subject material was very mundane: socks, coffee cups, fruit, toes etc but the composition was delightful. After a break of a few weeks they have returned with a variation on their original site, entitled 3191 A Year of Evenings, which promises to be just as fascinating.

It reminded me of a book I read many years ago entitled 'Hidden Art' by Edith Schaeffer, in which she encouraged the reader to recognise the potential for artistic expression in the most ordinary of contexts.

I have decided to see whether I can perceive something of beauty every day and , if and when I do, I shall post it on this blog.

I have begun with the lunchbox my elder daughter gave me at Christmas. Over the years I have received a number of beautiful presents from my girls, who demonstrate their remarkable perception in buying me things I love but would never buy for myself. This year and this lunchbox are no exception.


  1. Welcome back (I thought you must have left town!). Yes last year's 3191 was excellent wasn't it. Love your lunchbox (and your idea for future blogs). hugs x

  2. Yes, I'm still here. Just didn't have much to say for a while.