Enigma 1144: Isaac Newton (?-1727) - From New Scientist #2300, 21st July 2001 Isaac Newton, 1642-1727? or 1643-1727? The discrepancy of course is due to the overlap of the Julian and Gregorian...
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Secret #2 of 12: Honouring Your Inspirations
Tinker recently did a lovely posting on her word for the year - delight - and ever since reading it I've been thinking about what delights me too... and realising that light is indeed one of those things. So when I saw that there was a wonderful splash of sunlight in a dark stormy sky this morning I rushed for my camera - then I noticed it was raining and looking away from the sun I found the rainbow.
However I'd hardly managed any photos of it before I had to close the window as the storm hit and hail started to bounce in.
I was so glad I had honoured the inspiration of the moment of light and caught the rainbow.
I still have no copy of the 12 secrets book - the people I'd originally ordered it from cancelled my order (though as yet no refund!) and I've had to order from the US which means it may take several weeks... I guess that means I'll have to be creative about what I do without it!
One of the things I've spent time doing in the last week is collecting photos of house numbers to make my own version of a perpetual calendar mentioned on photojojo.
I'd begun to notice that one of the things that had been consistently stirring my interest were displays of multiple images in grids. I know I've been making mosaics for ages so some of you might think I ought to know this about myself already but the ones that are inspiring me right now are collections of images hung on walls. And the best thing about the photojojo site is they mentioned a type of clips to use:
I ordered some Lomo Lomography Fotoclips immediately from gadgetpoint and they came next day!
I may well make the calendar numbers rather more colourful before printing them but here is a mosaic of the first 1-12 as they currently are:
I've also been tidying my bookshelves. One of our problems is that we have too many books so the shelves are stacked 2 deep. This time whilst resorting them I've also been photographing the books that will be at the back. These will then make a photographic index, hung with the clips, to help us find our otherwise hidden books. And maybe also make an interesting display.
There is more yet to do on the calendar project and the books but once done these will all be going off to be printers - what fun - I can hardly wait to get them back!