My thought was to compose a lovely, ethereal tree photo for a Christmas post ...
The roast was cooking, the dogs were fed, a bottle of red
opened, poured and
emptying being enjoyed. And then came some spare minutes to play with photos.
This always works best when I have no preconceived notions of an outcome ...
it's so much better that way (giving up control)
but I have to say, this happy accident
takes the cake.
With one mistaken keystroke this popped up ...
my mind FLEW!
What had I done???
Here was a quilt of my tree,
a mosaic, tree-ness broken into thousands of pieces;
I saw a graphic map for intricate stitching,
maybe a pattern sketch for weaving cloth,
some boro pieces on a faded ground.
It was all of these things
and I had no idea how I got here.
This was the tree I was working on.
Tentatively, I began to hit the "undo" button
and traced backwards to see where I'd come from.
Then I began to wonder ... what if I try to make this happen again on purpose?
Just some used twine from dyeing bundles this summer,
wrapped now around a new idea.
May serendipity lead us all astray.