#stilllifelounge Sunday Showcase
This week on the Still Life Lounge was quite a challenge. Our community produced a surprising assortment of variations on the theme of wool. Here is Jeannie’s, @jenannie, shot and the story of its creation:
I shot this image of a ball of yarn starting to slowly start to unravel on my sofa, in the afternoon light. I loved the rough texture of the yarn against the pattern of my couch. Using just my iphone, I brought the image into my favorite go to editing app as of late, snapseed, where I adjusted the contrast and decided it fit my mood better in black and white. I also used the “center focus” filter and adjusted the blur on it. then, off to squareready, to make it fit the instagram format.
The title, ‘trying not to come unraveled’ relates to my life lately, as I struggle with balancing days of exhaustion due to multiple health issues with still having to be the person that everyone relies on for things like, meals, rides to school, clean underwear, and emotional support. Every now and then it feels like something is going to pull too hard on that lone strand of yarn and the whole ball is going to unravel. Instead, I’ll keep knitting away at it, turning it into something altogether more beautiful.
The Still Life Lounge is a place where we slow down and revel in the mundane. There is a new subject every week, We do hope you will join us (@ikebana_jen and @annacox) as we find beauty in the mundane.