Ashley Gill ART in GRAYSCALE (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #70)

Hello Readers, I hope everyone is having a great start to November.

Today, I am joining with  Lens-Artists HERE  … where Patti invited us to explore greyscale, mono, and/or black and white.

For my take – I have some art from the Virginia artist, Ashley Gill:

First, grayscale take 3:

Second, some contrast with art and the nature through the window. Also note that contrast with the window frame vs the painting frame, the glass vs the wall, and the window taking up all the space vs the painting in center – hmmmm and then varied grayscales 

window-grayscale
window-color

Slideshow with more Ashley Gill Art:

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Down the other hall were art works from various artists:

gallery hall-1
gallery hall-2

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Hope your month of November is off to a great start!

Some personal Updates –

  • My projects and “to-do list items to tackle” are coming along well.

  • Thanks to Norah Colvin for featuring me HERE in her recent School Days Reminiscences Series. It was such an honor. 

  • Care to walk out the year? Go here to see how I am winding down the year by walking 20 minutes a day.

    • Thanks to Linda for inspiring my daily walking for the rest of 2019.Thanks to Sorryless for joining in when I needed a walking buddy.  

    • Highlights from the first three weeks: I have missed two days of walking, but could not force it in on those days. I am still taking yoga classes – and this walking is not for the goal of fitness – it is for overall wellness.
      On one walk, I said hello to a neighbor I have not seen in around ten years. On another, I said hello to a different neighbor that I have not seen since Christmas. 
      Most walks have been with the hubs – a few were solo – some at the park – and one after dinner walk was with my son and his gf – and that likely would not have happened if I had not made this goal to walk out the year.  

    • On a walk, my son’s gf and I talked about the movie, Foreign Letters (2012 here). The Foreign Letters movie was  EXCELLENT (on Amazon Prime). Overview: A bittersweet coming-of-age film, Foreign Letters is itself a love letter to the unshakeable bond between friends. Set in the pre-email era of the 1980s, young Ellie, newly arrived to the US from Israel, anxiously waits for letters from her best friend back home. Suffering from homesickness, language difficulties and rejection at school, life brightens when she meets Thuy, a Vietnamese refugee her age. As the two bond and become inseparable, they eventually hurt each other, and Ellie must find a way to restore their trust. Based on director Ela Thier’s personal immigration experience, Foreign Letters is a film about poverty, prejudice, shame, and the power of friendship to heal us.”

      One of the characters in the movie “wears out” this t-shirt and you can tell she REALLY loved that t-shirt. That led us to chat about clothes we “wore out” or abused when we were in middle school. For her(son’s gf) – it was a pink camo skirt that she loved and wore way too often. For me – it was a pair of khaki pants.
      What about you? What was one of your favorite clothing items while in the middle grades?

       

 

CARE TO JOIN in with the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge – or to get more info? Go here

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84 thoughts on “Ashley Gill ART in GRAYSCALE (Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #70)

  1. I try to walk several times a day, and at least once without the dogs 😉 Daily walks range from 10 to 30 minutes. I think it is great for general wellness. As they say, sitting is the new smoking. Glad you are keeping up with it. Cool photos. I enjoyed the guest post about education 🙂 Have a great week!

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    1. Hope
      You have a great week too, Trent – and I did not realize you did lots of little walks – and there is a difference between with dogs and without…. so good idea to get both in. I am so glad to be doing the simple walks – be over to check in more soon 😉

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  2. Hi Yvette, I went to Wiki to find a definition of Greyscale. Pretty well what it sounds like, although more information online. Interesting photos. Especially the greyscale in comparison to the window-colour.

    Loved learning about you in School Days:) I like your term “overall wellness” when discussing walking. You also remind me how a walk is a great talking date. As far as wearing out clothes? I still wear my favourite black tights over and over again, despite a closet full of clothes. Yes, November off to a great start!

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    1. Cheers to the black tights you like and wear – when something works and fits right – it is so easy to “enjoy” that item fully – even if it leaves the closet untouched – ha.
      😊☀️

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  3. Thank you for the mention Yvette and sharing our interview about walking … I am happy to have inspired you to begin a walking regimen. I began my walking regimen Labor Day Weekend (2011) and I was lucky that first year as he had very few episodes of snow, so that kept me going most every day of the Winter. There’s no stopping me now, nor will there you either, except dealing with Mother Nature’s whims unfortunately. I read Norah’s post on you and learned a lot I did not know just from your biography … I “chatted” with Norah once before when she spotlighted Hugh Roberts from “Hugh’s News and Views” – it was also a comprehensive post. It looks like you accomplished a lot on your blogging break!

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    1. Hi linda – the winter weather is almost here so I am hoping it goes well – and my break is still underway – or at least in a slower mode so I can “fast” a bit….
      be over the check in soon… 😊

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  4. Interesting grayscale perspective. Really like the stand out objets in the pottery one — stark contrast.
    Glad your projects are going well and that you’re enjoying your walks 🙂
    I don’t know that I wore out anything in middle school. Bit of a clotheshorse then. We used to plan our outfits to not wear the same one twice in a month. However, I’ve worn out a sweatshirt, a sweater, and a pair of sweat pants from then to early adulthood.

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    1. Hi Joey – those planned outfits sound fun.
      And your note about wearing those “sweat” items reminds that some sweatshirts and sweatpants are hard to replace when they are broken in over the years…

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  5. I still have a print peeling off “Ladies Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society” T shirt that I got in college and haven’t worn for some time. The were popular at my living group at MIT (I graduated in 1984) and I love to sew.

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    1. Your t-shirt sounds like a keeper! Worn and wonderful – 😊
      And side note – I did have a photo for the pull up a seat – even uploaded it with the art photos in This grayscale-themed post… but ran out of time…. be back to connect it a little later tho – 😊

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  6. Yvette, I adore the art/nature photo … a prefect contrast and compliment to each other. Wonderful! I too love walks and find that these often allow the deepest of conversations. Loved learning about the film. As for favourite clothing items, I had a ‘cool’ black shiny bomber-style jacket with silver sleeves which had been a present from someone visiting America. I wore it everywhere until It no long fitted and was falling apart! Wonder where it went?!

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    1. Oh Annika – I think I know the type of bomber jacket it was…. and how fun to have it from another country too – that just makes it extra cool.
      And appreciate your comment – short, easy walks can be so delightful but it can also be so hard to slow down for them – my my my – guess it is part of the “move-go-do” culture

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  7. Hi, Yvette. Your pairs of shots in color vs. black and white really highlight the drama of monochrome. I especially love your “window” shots. The framing is great! And I’m glad you’re walking. I do it, too. I try to walk an hour a day….more if I can..It really helps in so many ways.

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    1. Well Patti – it is nice to hear you walk that hour a day. And the health benefits are huge – so hopefully more and more of us will get those feet moving daily.
      And thanks for the feedback on the photos – whoever set up tree art had a good idea to put that particular painting near that window

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  8. A lovely share, Yvette. Thanks for linking over to your interview. I hope some of your fans pop over to read your thoughts. Walking 20 minutes a day for wellness is achievable, particularly when you have such enjoyable conversations along the way. I’ll have to think about something I wore out. I think there were probably lots. 🙂

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    1. Hi N – please do let me know if you think of an item you wore down… and a few folks have dropped by your School Days post…. and I just tell ya that a while back I was trying hard to be get my info to you so I could be in the first 25 (I like how you have grouped them that way) but I see late October was the PERFECT time for my entry to go live…. it was just great timing for a few reasons.
      And wishing you a great week ahead

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      1. I think it was perfect timing, Yvette. It was so great of you to join in, and a fascinating post.
        I’ll have to adjust that first 25 post and put the link to yours in there too. Thanks for the suggestion (hint). 🙂

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      2. Hi N- it was not a hint and no need to add any link in the first 25 (plus it wouldn’t really go there – right?) so keep me with your second 25 – where I rightfully belong – hahah –
        that is “mi familia”

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  9. Your selection of photos for the prompt are great. I like the comparison of the real window next to the art, nice touch. Taking photos in an art museum is fun – composition moments gone wild I say! Way to go on your projects and your walking!! That movie sounds interesting. I’ll add it to my ‘wish to see’ list. I have a Nike t-shirt that I framed and share back and forth with my father-in-law. I wore it in middle school, high school and when I first got married. Then tried to sell it a thrift sale and my FIL bought it and wore it until it was thin, and so I framed it for him. We regift it to each other every year – birthdays or Christmas and add a slight addition to it in some way, always with a note to each other on the back of it.

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    1. Shelley that is one amazing story about the Nike t-shirt (and side note on that – for my yoga clothes Nike are the best! And my favorite ever light rain jacket is a Nike one – maybe ten years old now but still looks new…. I have had many come and go since then – and this one is not dressy for formal wear – but is a special Nike jacket in weight – durability and reflective trim….just had to share that because what come to mind with Nike is durability – and variety – land’s end has durability but their clothes never fit me right…)
      Ok – back to your amazing story! What makes it even more special is that it was Between you and your FIL
      – And how it keeps getting shared still…. truly fun!
      And quick question – have you ever posted about it? Would love to see what it looks like

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      1. Yes, Nike has some fine qualities. Remember the white low and high-tops with the red swoop? I adored my pair back then. I never had more than just the t-shirt for clothing though. My daughter who runs Ragnars does, and she likes the quality too. I do have one of my daughter’s Columbia winter jackets that they had when they were in early high school, I still wear it, it’s in great shape. Thank you for your interest in the shirt. Yes, I think I’ve written about it a couple of times. Here’s one with the framed shirt in it. https://www.quaintrevival.com/1980s-nike-t-shirt-the-perfect-re-gift-gift/

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    2. Shelley – I enjoyed the t-shirt post! I did not expect to see that very old vintage font- the small n and cursive like that – they have changed their branding a lot since then! And again – it is super fun to share this memory with your father n law – likes that “sold on eBay” joke too-
      Thanks again for sharing that!
      I do recall the white with red stripe but the Nike sneakers I had were teal with yellow swoosh!

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      1. Thank you, Yvette, I’m glad you liked the post – thank you for taking the time to go back and read it. Yes, they have changed their logos over the years. I can’t wait to see what my FIL comes up with for either my birthday or Christmas this year. It’s in his hands right now.
        I don’t remember the teal with yellow…!?! Hmm…

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  10. Great photos, Yvette. I love black and white pictures – you get so much more detail.
    And well done on your walking efforts. It’s a great thing to do, and a simple and effective way to keep fit. keep it up! 🙂

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    1. Thanks alli – and the templeton’s sure know about walking – that is for sure! And I hope the artist does not mind seeing her work without the color – but you are so right – so many details are seen when we change that hue and tone

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  11. Loved your artsy tour, Yvette. I love to walk, but mostly on the treadmill as it’s too hot and humid outside. Our new treadmills at the gym give one choice of where to walk. Today I was walking the hills of Bali and thinking of my dad as a boy growing up in rural Indonesia. I was hoping that some of the scenery I was seeing was seen by him many years ago. 🙂

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    1. Wow / Sylvia – that is pretty awesome that you had the hills and memory of your dad like that! And treadmills sure have come a long way! Very glad to have them for – as you noted – when the weather is just a awful! The one treadmill walk I have done so far on my current walking challenge – well I watched the news and part of the old “scooby doo” movie (it was so cheesy) hahah

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  12. A great illustration of color to grayscales Yvette! The monochromes work very well when you have shades of light and I am pretty sure you know it well and you are complimented with your construction work on a daily basis. I like the way you converted a simple shot to a great arty photo!

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  13. Amazing art! Thanks for sharing them Yvette! I love black and white photos. Cudos on your endeavor to walk the rest of the year off! I have really wanted to get back to walking again but haven’t been able. Hopefully soon before winter sets in. The winter wind is too harsh for me!…I think my favorite clothes in middle school (which was junior high back in my day) were my casual jersey shirts and jeans I wore around the house. I loved a particular navy shirt my older sister gave me before she
    got married and moved out of state. I wore that thing out! It reminded me of her when I was really missing her. 😞

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    1. Hi – thanks for sharing – and we called it Junior High too. I remember some jersey shirts as well…
      And the navy shirt reminds me of the one from the Foreign Letters movie….

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  14. Good for you for being inspired by Linda and her walking regimen! I loved seeing your grayscale photos. I have been fooling around with grayscale, trying to get some photos worth printing to hand in a gray and white room.

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    1. Good point – although more than the “black and white” I think some folks are all into edits, effects, and “filters” – guess it keeps things fun eh?

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