Found Patterns: Shadows

Thursday, February 12, 2015
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Layered, mixed shadows” by Peggy Reimchen,  “44:365 Paper shadow” by Jin Choi,  “Shadows, Bran Castle, Romania” by Dimitry B. (cropped from original),  “office chair shadow” by Dean Hochman (cropped from original),  “chess shadows” by Cyndy Sims Parr (cropped from…

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Found Patterns: Laser Cut

Wednesday, January 7, 2015
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “IMG_8098” by Solarbotics,  “laser cutter at work” by Steven Kay (cropped from original),  “Laser Cut Feather” by Solarbotics (cropped from original),  “Trying out some maps” by Solarbotics (cropped from original),  “Lasercutting is fun” by Sascha Pohflepp,  “Laser eye” by With Associates (cropped from…

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Found Color Palette: Emerald Hues

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
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Images via: (clockwise from top left)  “Beer bottle” by Blondin Rikard (cropped from original),  “green glass float” by normanack (cropped from original),  “Don’t forget to recycle!” by James Wang (cropped from original),  “Wall of Green California mountain cypress trees, Half Moon…

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Found Patterns: Nuts, Beans, Grains & Seeds

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Images via: (Clockwise from top left)  “bean market masaka1_lo” by Neil Palmer (CIAT) (cropped from original),  “Untitled” by Funky Tee (cropped from original),  “Nuts” by Mariya Chorna (cropped from original),  “Road-side Pulse” by Meena Kadri (cropped from original),  “546 seeds from 1 sunflower!” by David…

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Found Patterns: Bicycles

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
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Images via: (Clockwise from top left)  “Restored 1960 Middle weight Schwinn” by Arturo Sotillo (cropped from original),  “Overhauled coaster brake hub” by Daniel Oines,  “cycles abound” by c0t0s0d0 (cropped from original),  “NEW wheel storage” by SLO County Bicycle Coalition (cropped from original),  “IMG_6347” by Tom…

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Found Patterns: Spiderwebs

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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Images via: (Clockwise from top left)  “Canon EOS 500d Lens Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM” by Stasia Scani,  “Web Pearls” by AJ Alfieri-Crispin (cropped from original),  “Frosted spiderweb #5” by Garrett Coakley,  “Spiderweb” by 55Laney69 (cropped from original),  “Spiderweb” by Ryan Hodnett (cropped from…

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Found Color Palette: Lilac Hues

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
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Images via: (Clockwise from top left)  “Lilac Times” by Liam Moloney (cropped from original),  “Pink and purple” by Quinn Dombrowski ,  “Image from page 38 of “Childs’ catalogue of fall bulbs that bloom plants, seeds, shrubs, fruits…

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Found Patterns: Art Supplies

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Images via: (Clockwise from top)  “Pastels” by Tony Hisgett (cropped from original),  “Color Burst” by Donna McNiel,  “Pastels” by Tony Hisgett (cropped from original),  “Paints” by Quinn Dombrowski (cropped from original),  “coloring” by Donna McNiel,  “Art supplies” by Celeste Lindell (cropped from original)

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Found Patterns: Fungi

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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Images via: (Clockwise from top left)  “colorful shelf fungus on tree stem” by Scot Nelson,  “mushrooms” by Aleksey Gnilenkov (cropped from original),  “coral fungus” by Scott Darbey,  “tree fungus” by Aileen’s Pics,  “Fungus” by Geoff Gallice (cropped from original),  “Mushrooms like umbrellas” by Umberto Salvagnin,  “Laccaria amethystina” by Tatiana Bulyonkova,  “Aliens” by Sanya (cropped…

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Found Patterns: Stained Glass

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Images via: (Clockwise from top left)  “Véranda dite de la Salle” by Alexandre Prévot,  “Stained Glass” by Dan Sloane,  “Stained glass 03” by Kirsty Hall,  “Canterbury Stained glass window n3” by J Guffogg,  “Stained glass” by Jeff Noble,  “Chateau Stained Glass” by James Temple (cropped from…

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