I know some folks do not like combining challenges, but sometimes we just have to – especially when themes connect so naturally. So in today’s post, I link up with Paula’s “of the night” challenge, JNW’s chocolate brown color, and Kan’s Joy is….
I have this chocolate brown lamp…
It is artsy and has some nice woven texture.
It serves as a night light at the base of the stairs.
Right above this lamp, is a metal art sculpture that I bought locally in 2009.
This metal art piece has 16 fish on three iron rods – and it has some faith symbolism to me, but that is for another time!
For now, I wanted to just show you how the uplight highlights this metal work of art.
As most know, light placement is so important when it comes to art and I used to have an oil painting above this light, but I wanted to have this fish piece in a more prominent place and so I moved it here just to see. It worked.
Side note about light and art.
Did you know that the Lincoln Memorial in D.C. changes affect depending on the light source?
I am not sure if you remember my bulls’ eye art target post, but the bridge in this next photo is just down the trail from the art wall in downtown RVA.
We were here the night the bridge reopened after some construction and the lights in this shot have a special “of the night” feel….
This next of the night photo has a silhouette of one of RVA’s “dog art” figures. Our city has these dog art statues that can be seen all around town.
Lastly, these night pics have some chocolate brown in the wooden booths and beverages, but they also remind me of what a joy family is….
In closing, let’s end with some more Switchfoot!
I want to share this awesome Isak Dinesen quote from the Switchfoot Fading West movie:
“The cure for anything
is salt water –
Lastly, two people have told me that Slipping Away was their favorite song from Switchfoot’s Fading West album, so I thought I would include this song, just in case you have time to listen:
Also, the words fit into the feel of this post:
Remember coming home at four in the morning
Before the sun was up
Back when the east was a fire of gold
Just waiting for the rest of the sky to fall in love
Our hope is just a metaphor, of something better
For all of our dreams tonight
And fear is just a shadow of the things that matter the most
And I fear that I’m losing hope tonight
I feel like I’m dreaming
Staring up at the ceiling
It’s four in the morning
I can’t sleep and it feels like a warning…
Have a great day. :)
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