Thursday, March 18, 2010

A small obsession...

Do you ever become obsessed with something, and are not sure why? Lately, I have been obsessed with the light at the top of the stairs. I don't know why. I have seen this spot ten to fifteen (or more) times a day for the past dozen+ years. But this past week, I just can hardly pass by without marveling at the various ways it looks in different lights. There is nothing spectacular about this spot. It contains a rug, a radiator, and one of my early tapestries. I have to go through the space to get to my studio, my bedroom, my bathroom, the sitting room - pretty much anywhere! The first photo was taken in morning light. I just love the verticals of the radiator above the horizontals of the striped rug!

The photo below was taken in the middle of the night. There is a nightlight on the landing, and some moonlight came in from the right, from the sitting room picture window. You can see Gus's shadow in the foreground. He was wondering what I was doing, taking pictures at that time of night. I don't like this photo as well as the other one, but I do like the old suitcase that you can partially see on the right. It, and Gus's shadow, seem to give the photo a mysterious air.

Well, now that I've photographed and posted about this, maybe my obsession will end. Occasional obsessions can be somewhat diverting, though, can't they?

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I love hwne something comes alive to me also - particularly something that has been there all along!!! Maybe the move into spring is starting to sink inot your bones - particularly the ability to have sun and moonlight!!! I like the stripes difference I also like the neutral of the heater against the color of the rug!