Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth (Lens-Artists 47, #OWS, Sunday Trees)

The theme for this week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge (here) relates to five elements: Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth

Amy invites us to “interpret metal, wood, water, fire, and earth with your favorite photos to express ‘the only home we’ve ever known’. Feel free to choose one, two… or all five elements.”

My take:

Metal & Wood (and water/earth in the background)
Earth and Wood (“Magnesium Mike” & Kim gave us these green/teal coasters, which are made of clay)
Fire burns here (+earth)

 

Water — mist form — (earth added to it with plant essential oils)

 Combining Sunday Challenges witthe Five Elements 

 

Water in the air as vapor, which is invisible (linked to Sunday Trees 393)

 

 

 

 

Metal and earth (Linked to One Word Sunday: Aerial – Travel with Intent — Found this dried-up little egg In the yard today.. 😦 

Do you like the Pineapple material boots? Watoo thigh-higfor moi. 

 Don’t these boots look like METAL boots??-  They are from a material called “Pinatex” – from pineapples!  Cellulose fibers are extracted from pineapple leaves, then added to polylactic acid (PLA is thermoplastic polymer) and a petroleum-based resin – (read more). Piñatex is water resistant, some say it is more sustainable, but it is not biodegradable because the resins used for the coating are petroleum based. 

Do you ave a favorite element or element combo? 

Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth

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Would you care to join in with the lens-artists’ challenge?

Week 1 – Patti of https://pilotfishblog.com/

Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya of https://lagottocattleya.wordpress.com/

Week 3 – Amy of https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/

Week 4 – Tina of https://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com/

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60 thoughts on “Metal, Wood, Water, Fire, and Earth (Lens-Artists 47, #OWS, Sunday Trees)

      1. I am not sure – but I guess for a while the VEGAN folks (or those wanting to not use leather) were wearing coats- dresses – bags and shoes – but pinatex is not as sustainable as once thought – the petro resin – so I guess they are trying to find a new resin

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    1. Thanks – later I felt something special with that photo – appreciate the comment on it
      ((do you find any eggs where your birds come and go?))

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  1. This is such an interesting theme for this week. Really like the painting shot where it showed us the four elements all within the work of art in the foreground and background. So creative. The last shot – very shiny footwear. Wonder if it is waterproof 😀

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    1. Thank you, Mabel – for your visit – ad feedback – I just fixed the post to make it clearer – those boots are made from “pinatex” — a pineapple leaf material (+resin) ad….

      Piñatex is water resistant, some say it is more sustainable, but it is not biodegradable (at first it was purported to be biodegradable but it is petro based)

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      1. The post was already clear as it is, Y. So thoughtful of you to put more effort into it. That is great info, thank you so much. Piñatex sounds durable but hard to destroy. I guess there are ways to reuse it over time or turn it into something else.

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  2. Hmm, if I were much younger I probably choose one of the elements for my favorite one. Now, I think I like them all. I guess we need all of them and each offers its unique property that the other do not possess. I would add “air” too. I feel like I am in an ancient mythical word with all sorts of magic.. In that case, I would choose “air”.

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    1. I agree so much with your view: “we need all of them and each offers its unique property that the other do not possess” -and the air is no small matter – life is right there with air quality – eh?

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    1. I Jill – appreciate te visit – I just fixed the post to make it a little clearer – those boots are made from “pinatex” — a pineapple-leaf material (+resin)

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    1. gracias Dan
      and I just fixed the post to make it clearer – those boots are made from “pinatex” — a pineapple leaf material (+resin)

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  3. I, too, love the top three photos. The metal & wood art words are beautiful. The pair of boots is so different.
    Thank you, Yvette for joining in. 🙂

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    1. Thank you, for five elements theme for this week’s Lens-Artists 🙂
      and I just fixed the post to make it clearer – the boots were made from “pinatex” — this pineapple and resin material

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  4. Thank you, forthemo – here are some other items from this pineapple material ((do not think it was clear In the post that the boots were from pineapple leaves)

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    1. Linda – good point about not breaking them in – as they would be already soft and ready to go –
      But way too high for me – that would have to uncomfortable that high – makes for good art tho and I guess these are on display at a museum

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    1. Thanks leya – that small flower fell out of a mixed bouquet I had and so I was going to put it into a shot glass – never did –
      However – did get that coaster photo – 😉

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    1. Same here – but I guess they also have regular boots and have seen them in black a bit I am actually Okay with leather and cotton materials 😉

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  5. Love your interpretation of the photo challenge. Such beautiful photos. I also love the pineapple boots, but I would not wear them. Too thigh high for moi also!

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  6. What a great post. I am an abstract artist. But their is not much that I could do with fire creatively but to contain it in a fashionably or use it as a burn etcher. The same goes for water which is more flexible. With water I can add color to it. Water is of course, a safer artistic medium than fire.

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    1. Thanks OTTO – they have normal looking boots – bags and jackets – but I think I prefer other materials – nkt sure –
      But it does have petro resin and I wonder (just wonder) what this does to the skin or if it emits anything in hot weather

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    1. Welcome back and I actually came to visit before I saw this comment – so maybe some of us felt the Izzy energy in the blogosphere – thanks for the feedback here too

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  7. Well done, Yvette. A great response to what I thought was difficult Lens challenge.
    And that’s a very cute aerial that you’ve given us.
    As for the boots, they’re not quite my fashion choice 🙂

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  8. Nice combination of challenges — I apologize for the delay – I have been out of pocket for the last 3 weeks; I have been on vacation. Thank you for linking your post; I appreciate your sharing. 😀

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    1. Oh how nice to have three weeks vacay! Hope it was wonderful
      – and side note – I have a slideshow of tree art ready to post and link to your challenge – they have been in a folder and I will post it later!
      Ok – welcome back and happy unpacking

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