For me, grinding azurite is one of the most interesting aspects of producing pigment. After obtaining the powder, levigation is used to obtain some different shades of blue.
Today I decided to show you a mineral, a semiprecious stone called Lapis Lazuli. This stone is well know for it’s beautiful colour, a deep blue.
If you want to obtain one of the most beautiful but also expensive of all blue pigments, you have to use a special recipe and ground this stone to powder.
Have a beautiful week!
(I said beautiful, not easy.)
It was a hot day and I was walking slowly on a country road.
Rich smells of sunflower, of grass and corn were everywhere.
It is so amazing how much beauty is around us and how many interesting beings.
But, in front of your screen, you will never able to feel the wind bringing the scent of sunflower. In best case, seeing this image you will recall a beautiful moment from the past.
A dried flower surrounded by snow dunes. You might think this is the image of a forgotten dream.
But there is a soft light even on the cold snow.
And there is enough time for an embracing even in the toughest moments.
The focus of my point and shoot camera stopped working properly last year. I was so disappointed by results… Fortunately, I have a large database of photos, so I can choose something and post it from time to time.
After you start taking photos all the time, your eye gets better and better in seeing things, details, moments, feelings. You see it, you frame it and you press the shutter. Many times you feel it just some moments before it even happens.
It was hard to carry a camera which wasn’t able to take good photos. I had to learn something. Nothing happens without a reason.
Lots of chances came…lots of good moments, incredible light, amazing people, amazing sceneries and many other beautiful things. Instead of taking photos, I started to observe them and told myself that now I must learn again just to be there and enjoy the moment. It was hard.
I didn’t tell many people about why I wasn’t taking photos anymore. Some people were so accustomed to call me in order to take photos and did not understand my new attitude. Silence helped a lot.
Yesterday my brother gave me his camera. Him and his family know how passionate I am about taking photos. It’s the same model as my camera but it is not too used.
Today I felt again full of desire to capture some moments, by one hand, but I am afraid of using camera for uninteresting and unimportant things, on the other hand. I keep telling me I must think more than twice before pressing the shutter.
I cannot express enough my joy.
How blessed I am.