Agate Still LIfe

Posted by Joyce (Montana, United States) on 6 March 2012 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

A cut slice of agate with quartz crystallizing in it's top left looks best in the light of the window behind, and there is also an agate tree and a little owl, for company. The blue green stone is Chalcanthite, a copper sulfate, with interesting healing properties as googled, says Sherpa, who is rock hound. Mineral specimens, river rocks, plants and pets good Feng Shui.

Thank you for your visit and comments. I so enjoy hearing from you and seeing the world through your lens.

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A wonderful and interesting compo! Well done

6 Mar 2012 6:59am

@Nazzareno: Thank you for the visit and compliment.

Sido from Seville, Spain

Good light and nice colours above all the oranges which have so many shades.

6 Mar 2012 8:05am

janina from Melbourne, Australia

Love the colours and patterns in the agates, but that blue stone...no no, joyce! Not good feng shui in this pic! Also nice to see the top of the agate slice...being very picky, but then you're the artist! ;oD

6 Mar 2012 8:08am

@janina: Hi! curious comment :-) I think you must mean that the aqua mineral is not harmonious with agate? Or the COLOR is too dominate for the color comp? I am fascinated by opposites in nature and in all life. They make each other pop out at most brilliant. It's simply color wheel business. It is too strong perhaps of a contrast with the acqua. I appreciate hearing this kind of comment, Janina, which asks me look at it from another's eyes. Thank you sincerely.

gootchai from bousval, Belgium

Elle est superbe ta composition avec cette belle lumière!!! j'adore++++++

6 Mar 2012 9:01am

@gootchai: My window sills are in demand in my house. :-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Ooooh, what an inspiring array of colors, patterns, and textures. Fantastic, Joyce!

6 Mar 2012 12:24pm

@Jason Politte: That agate with the quartz area is as beloved as a family pet. Glad you like my departure from postcardy showoff terrain piks.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

I like these ones better than yesterday's in my room.

6 Mar 2012 12:45pm

@Hiro: :-) What? You don't want a sweet little bug eating plant smiling at you next to your bed? :-D

Kat from Lorraine, France

très belle composition avec cette pierre aux tons chauds !

6 Mar 2012 5:09pm

@Kat: Thanks Kat!

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Love it. Light is sweet through that texture, and of course the tree is sweet. I have a friend who makes trees like that, and calls them "wire babies" :-)

6 Mar 2012 6:09pm

@Rick: Love the wire baby thing! I look at it now with amused eyes, as well as appreciation. Love that little tree.

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

What an interesting collection. Of course you would have these and know what they are - with a little help from Sherpa. ;-)

6 Mar 2012 8:23pm

@B. Thomas: The house is full of rocks and minerals and plants...and parrots and shih zhus, or so it feels sometimes. A small place with just enough room for the 2-leggeds. Sherpa's world for sure, mine by marriage. I was thinking of getting a goldfish. My contribution to represent water. :-)

LauraS from Chico, United States

What an interesting array of collector's items. Great share. Happy ST.

6 Mar 2012 10:33pm

@LauraS: Thanks Laura.

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

I really like the agate slice and its colors !!!! Nice shot and lighting

6 Mar 2012 11:43pm

@Baldwin VW: That is a very unusual agate cut because of the quartz. Thanks for visit!

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

I am fascinated by the colors ... each of them so beautiful, and in combination ... awesome.
It puzzles me that Janina finds this not meeting the 'rules/parameters' of feng shui.
What would there be restrictions against such wonderfully contrasting colors found in nature?

7 Mar 2012 2:28am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Hi Lady B. I thought the little scene fun and bold. I haven't gotten a response regarding the Feng Shui comment. I am guessing that she just doesn't like that intense aqua blue. Some people have personal reaction to colors, or repulsed by brightness preferring harmonious complimentary colors. I think of my friends who prefer all beige or neutral tones in clothing and homes. Her comment had me thinking about the color wheel and psychology and even the energetic spiritual qualities of stone. I enjoy critiques on my page. :-)

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