Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Thematic Photographic # 200 Abstract



"There is no abstract art. You must always start with something.  Afterward you can remove all traces of reality."  - Pablo Picasso

"Everything you can imagine is real." - Pablo Picasso


Sometimes seeing is believing,
 until you discover,
you were simply believing
 what you were seeing.

"Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others."
 - Jonathan Swift

Is this a keyboard?

"Art is a lie that makes us realize truth." -  Pablo Picasso

Abstract or not.


Can you spot me?

Extraordinary people
visualize what is

and create it anyway.

On the subject of abstract
For Carmi's theme from Written Inc
please do
bring your photos here
if you dare!


Lisa Shafer said...

Pretty wild stuff here!

Max Sartin said...

Awesome pictures. I love the first one, the reflection on the glass. And the orange keyboard or not a keyboard. Nice!

Alexia said...

Now these really ARER abstract! Great shots, Karen.

Alexia said...

oops. Notice my abstract spelling there? :)

Karen S. said...

Alexia, well it sums up how I'm feeling right now as was shall I unpack or blog? The real answer is I should be going to bed! It's back to work in the morning! Ha! Ha!

Karen S. said...

Max- Oh yes, to be a keyboard or not to be a keyboard that is the question! :)

cloudia charters said...

Very cool reality post!

Aloha from Honolulu,
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Jim said...

You're good, Karen. I like Picasso but other artists I like better. Van Gogh and Lautrec are my favorites, probably because I have visited their haunts and museums dedicated to their works.
Trivia: did you know that Picasso wrote over 300 'poems' between 1935 and 1959?
Here are few,
Yes, I am liking Thematic Photographic but I wish it had a Mr. Linky to make it easier to follow the participants.
How do you like it?

Jim said...

I say it's not a keyboard. But what?

Tina´s PicStory said...

i can see you :) cool pics!

JJ said...

Wow! Great photos. I love the quotations, especially from Picasso. Much of my writing on archetypal criticism is based on "Everything you can imagine is real."

Cool mind, Ms. Karen.

sage said...

Great photos and quotes and you look a little yellow and twisted in your photo!

Kalei's Best Friend said...

That first one is an eye catcher! Love the swirly lines.

Anonymous said...

What great shots and wonderful quotes! Lovely to just look at these over and over! :)

Bob Scotney said...

I'm jet lagged to much to work out abstracts as good as these, Karen. Great quotes as usual. Is that key board(?) really orange or is it just my eyes after a redeye flight?

R. Mac Wheeler said...

Candy Korn!!


Snowcatcher said...

Great abstracts. I'm especially fond of the tree and the one that looks like orange/red fingernails.

Judie said...

Karen, what a FABULOUS post. Your photos are exemplary!!

Karen S. said...

Judie- Hi I've missed seeing your happy face! Thanks for stopping by!

Karen S. said...

To all - I just love-love! everyone's idea of that lovely orange-red glowing photo!

Karen S. said...

Sage, of course a little twisted LOL but more sunburned then yellow! (IN real life!)

darlin said...

Fantastic images Karen, and as always you've found some amazing quotes.

So how was the first day back at work? A tad bit tired possibly? lol

Have a wonderful weekend!

tony said...

I Can See You!!!:)

JosephAlsarraf said...

Great quotes and pictures, i'm guessing your the one standing in the middle? : )

lailani said...

Great quotes and great pictures!

Little Nell said...

Great pictures and quotations once again Karen!

Filip and Kristel said...

Excellent effects, what a creativity.


Christine H. said...

I love the mystery of these. It's fun to try to figure them out, but they are so much more beautiful if you do look at them as abstract forms. Well done!

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Excellent depiction of the theme