Out of This World

Abstract or alien? | Anita
Textures and patterns in everyday objects can seem extraordinary and out of this world when one pays a little attention to them.

Themed Variations

Cane Stool | Anita
Making an appearance once again — the beauty in the weaving that makes up a cane stool. Made from numerous repeats of the same weaving motion, but with each weave being unique — variations on the same theme. 


It’s clever how this pattern looks like it’s made of a whole lot of intersecting squares whose corners form eight-pointed stars, but there are really no squares at all here.

At the Mosque-Cathedral of Córdoba, Spain.


Cane Stool
What a difference a change in perspective can make!

An upside-down, color version of the monochrome I posted a while back.

For Jennifer Nichole Wells’ Color Your World Challenge: Spring Green.


Water and Sand
Gently lapping water — despite seeming benign and being constantly pushed back by the land, it endures and keeps pushing back until entire coastlines are eroded away….


To have a direction for the things we love to do — maybe continue onward in a familiar direction and finding new knowledge, maybe turn in an unknown direction and finding new adventure. To new horizons..

This picture is a processed layering of two pattern papers from my sister’s collection.

Lost in patterns

Cane Stool

Getting lost in a pattern, mindlessly tracing its intricacies, is weirdly relaxing, wouldn’t you say? If I trace one of the paths in here, I’ll end up tracing one more, and another. I’ll notice patterns begin to emerge from within patterns, and start observing textures in detail, until I realize time just flew by, and so did some of the day’s annoyances! 🙂



Base of a decorative vessel with a stem. I chanced upon this while roaming around the Goa Gajah temple, Bali. Just look at the patterns on it!

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Yellows.

The pool


I clicked this picture by a swimming pool — I love how the water has distorted the grid of tiles at the bottom. The resulting pattern is mesmerizing. Try following the path of one of the white lines! 😀



Chains and meshes are fascinating objects to me because of the interconnectedness that links individual units — a simple linking pattern that repeats many, many times to form the uniqueness that is the subject. Looking for a suitable surface to place one of my jewelry chains on so I could click a couple of photographs, I noticed this mesh and thought, “why not?” 🙂

Needless to say, I love how the picture turned out.