Friday, January 29, 2010


Bottles All

I have always loved bottles... old ones and some new ones. Blue, brown, green, pink, clear. I have just a tiny collection of old bottles and some newer ones, more then shown here. I love the shapes, colors, and textures.

Bottles Cropped

I find them inspiring and I love to put little flowers and branches in them. My husband found the brown and large clear one in the woods. Some I have bought, some were given to me.


I have decided, or at least it occurred to me that my word is going to be clarity. I know I am a bit late in finding but really I think it found me.

Some definitions found around the web:
Clearness of appearance: the clarity of the mountain air.
Clearness of thought or style; lucidity: writes with clarity and perception.
Clearness or lucidity as to perception or understanding; freedom from indistinctness or ambiguity.
The state or quality of being clear or transparent to the eye; pellucidity: the clarity of pure water.

So this word I think will be good for me. In many ways. I hope. I am still painting and still waiting. Waiting to love the process AND the outcome.

I am also thoroughly enjoying my books. So many aha moments and feeling like yes!! This is me!

Bottles Window


Louise Gale said...

Brilliant, great word and love the definitions...really do help it all become clearer! I too love bottles, i used to collect them in the UK (Still at my parents place somewhere), the different colours, shapes and markings are just so simple but effective. Glad you are enjoying the books, i cant wait to get on the plane to Cali in a few weeks so i can read some myself. :-)

thewillowsnest said...

these bottles are gorgeous!
I love your photo compositions of them too!

Concetta said...

Great photos. I struggle throwing bottles away too - actually anything glass (godo for a mosaic artist!). Nice word .... ;)

Kate England | Marmalade Moon said...

These bottles are so gorgeous, I especially love the photo where they are seen from above, the unexpected shapes, composition... Great word!

Regina said...

Such a pretty little collection!

It feels so good to finally have your word find you. Funny how that happens.

So happy you are enjoying your books. Aren't they wonderful!!

Michele at A House Called Nut said...

Ah gorgeous, I'm a glass lover too, and there's something really special about the colors and designs of those old, commercial bottles.

I love your new banner!

Wini said...

The bottles are very pretty and I like the word "clarity". I only just found my word for this year too... "immersion". Happy (belated) Birthday! :)

handmadecharlotte said...

i really love the bottles! i have two i swiped from my mother! gigantic green ones! they are really lovely! i have been wanting them since i was a child! they just gleam! very cool! nice post!

Fabi said...

Hermosas botellas! me encanta!!
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