The modern day Sherlock Holmes, played brilliantly by Jonny Lee Miller in Elementary, has an uncanny sense of observation and mindfulness. He can see what others cannot. Alexandra Horowitz in her book, On Looking, Eleven Walks With Expert Eyes, points out “Right now, you are missing the vast majority of what is happening around you. You are missing the events unfolding in your body, in the distance, and right in front of you.” Join me as I zoom in on visual and emotional details touching my fancy. I love the baby’s sense of wonderment and awe.
When I look at this, I see the artistry of the hand-weaver. Henna Plaid, color Aquamarine, is a silk creation in the new Wesco Fabrics’ 2013 fall collection.
I was not prepared for the majestic beauty of
Carcassonne, the fortified town in south-western . It has 2500 years of history, first by the Romans, the Visigoths, Saracens and Crusaders. France
You have to look closely to see the “Star of David” over this 18th century door in the Kasbah of Essaouira. There are less than 5000 Jews left in
and almost all are gone from Essaouira. Morocco
This woman runs a storefront restaurant in
. Her business is not much different than ours at Wesco Fabrics. She must coordinate supply, manage inventory, offer items her customer’s desire, and provide quality and service. Chiang Mai, Thailand
The Balinese statue covered in a black and white checked “Poleng” cloth, signifies the mutual dualism of good and evil, and the opposites that depend on one another. The cloth symbolizes the balance necessary for a peaceful life.
A close look reveals the detailed crewel work, or hook embroidery, on a new Wesco Fabric exclusive from
, Quintessence, color Night. India
A reconstructed wall at a fort near Jaipur, visually fired my imagination.
Improvisation in the rain.
I saw the wonder of the artisan in this amazing metal work on a door in
Beijing’s Forbidden City. Marla saw a story.
The hands of an artisan in the Wesco Fabrics' custom workroom say many things.
The plaques of remembrance throughout
read like a history lesson on sacrifice and triumph. Paris
Unexpected drama of sculpture in Kedewatan,
I am a life-long student, working at rewiring and evolving my receptors to gain richer experiences of possibility.
***Video with Alexandra Horowitz “looking” on a block in her neighborhood:
Photo credits: Dick Gentry