Found an interesting, artistic tee shirt design depicting a composite of a lion and a woman at Gir National Park, Gujarat, India
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Colors in Sarchi
For over 100 years, farms near Sarchi, Costa Rica have been producing some of the country’s best coffee beans. Needing a sturdy way to transport this precious cargo to ports on the coast, a demand for ox-drawn carts was born. The earliest oxcarts of Sarchi dating back to the late 1800s were simple and functional. But as time went on, craftsmen began incorporating their own unique markings to distinguish their carts. By the beginning of the 20th century, competition among artisans was strong, and carts were decorated with elaborate geometric patterns, similar to the designs that can be seen today. An elaborate painted oxcart wheel adds to the colors of Sarchi.
The term “Pura Vida” has been present in Costa Rica’s vocabulary for over 50 years. It’s English translation means “pure life” or “simple life”, however its more then just a phrase- it is a way of life. Costa Ricans (Ticos) use this term to say hello, to say goodbye, to say everything’s great, to say everything’s cool.
Oxcarts of Sarchi
Long before eco-tourism vans took to the roads of Costa Rica, there was another much simpler mode of transportation: the oxcart. Brightly painted with intricate designs, these original wagons or their replicas can be seen throughout the country. Northwest of the international airport near San Jose (SJO) is Costa Rica’s capital of oxcart production, Sarchi, where a giant oxcart replica (the biggest in the world) sits right in the town’s central park. Toy model oxcarts are available in souvenir stores.
Ornate Entrances of San Francisco – Classic
Strolling through the Pacific Heights, San Francisco, neighborhood lined with beautiful old homes, one is inspired by the architecture and the design of ornate entrances.
Observing Nature – Bamboo Cluster
While it might seem like a simple cluster of bamboo trucks, it reflects a colorful asymmetrical design of nature
Observing Nature – Cloud Designs
Looking up in the sky once in a while reveals striking cloud designs painted by nature
Designs of Nature – Backlit Yucas
Who needs artificial lighting to create an image? Nature provides effective back lighting to highlight designs in yuca leaves.
Designs of Nature – Texture and Shadows
A simple image of shadows of palm trees on textured rocks reveals yet another design of nature
Designs in Nature – in Sand
The receding tide of the ocean creates nature’s design on a beach utilizing sand and stones, almost like an abstract painting
Designs of Nature – Ripples in the Sand
Another simple design of nature – ripples in the sand under the waters of a lake
Designs of Nature – Leafless Tree
This week’s theme is Designs of Nature. Nature creates unique, sometimes simple, designs if you look around. Here is an image of the branches of a leafless tree spread out in a random formation against a blue, cloudy sky.
Flowers – Irises of Spring
Attractive irises with unique color combination and interesting designs
Light Glow – from a Designer Lampshade
A strikingly designed lampshade creates an unusual glow of light
Light Glow – from Artisan Lampshades
Artisan lampshades create glow of light in various colors and designs
Light Glow – from Filtered Candlelight
Lighted candles create a diffused glow through designs in the glass
Design Photography – Slow Shutter Speed
In this image, the fan captured at a slow shutter speed creates soft, but orderly designs hinting of shape, form, and texture in monochrome
Design Photography – Circles of Art
What makes a striking photo? Often, it’s merely ordinary things composed in an ordinary manner. That’s because they always tend to have a single theme or idea, and because clutter is kept to a minimum. However, in this image, we are looking at the elements of design (line, shape, form, texture, pattern, and color) that turns a simple subject into an interesting photo.
Design Photography – Snow on Stones
This stone wall is softened by snow creating an order of lines, forms, textures, and patterns in a design photography composition
Design Photography – Graffiti
This composition has lines in the form of bricks, but random patterns of color graffiti bring a different sense of order in this design photography
Design Photography – Circles of Light
Concentric circles of lights in a theater create a photographic design involving order