Monday, April 24, 2017

Texture A to Z Challenge

T is for Texture

 It is what makes light play on a surface.
 Draws your hand to something to touch it. So many words to describe texture. 
Smooth, slippery, rough, spiky, hard, soft, fuzzy. I could go on & on. 
Could I do an entire A to Z Challenge on texture works? A thought.

 It's part of everything, but we don't think about it.

Look how time creates texture where we try to make things smooth.
 Rust, water, sun all played a part in the textures above & below. 
Maybe nature abhors smooth as much as a vacuum?

 Lots of supplies can be used to create texture in art pieces.  Gesso,
layering, hard objects pressed into something soft. Dry wall tape made the grids in the
 metallic cards above, matte medium below. 

I have an entire Pinterest Board dedicated to Texture. 

When you are out & about today stop to notice the texture in everything around you. 
Let me know your interesting words for the textures you find.


  1. Our posts are related today:)
    When I think of texture, I mostly think of textured knittings.
    Eva - Mail Adventures

  2. I will pay attention to texture today. Lovely photos!

    Emily | My Life In Ecuador | Tide Pools in Puerto López

  3. That's an interesting theme for a future A to Z! I think it could be done. Besides, you say you already have a pinterest board full of it!
    Texture is everywhere, isn't it?
    Glad to connect with you during this AtoZ, Linda. Do visit mine sometime.
    Happy blogging!
    Chicky @

  4. Oh yes! Texture is something that I really like! I like it when the fabrics I wear have different textures - in fact, I think I've pretty much picked clothes based on texture before. I always like to run my hands along stuff as I'm walking past it.

    Visiting from the A to Z Challenge. See My “T” post here:

  5. Texture is interesting on its own or as a background. you have some interesting texture photos in this post. I would be interested to see if you could manage an entire A to Z with texture. I think X might be hard.

  6. Super choice for T, Linda. I think you should give your idea to do an entire A to z on textures some serious thought. It sounds like a great idea.
    I love to feel tree bark, tree trunks or young leaves in spring, soft petals and buds which are full and are about to bloom. I often rub my fingers on mint, rosemary and lemongrass leaves.They grows well in these parts... the added bonus is the aroma of the oils these herbs leave on your fingertips.
    T is for Tavaa Toast

  7. Artistic and interesting post. Showing texture with pen and paper is interesting to me, the shading and coloring an artist uses to show 3-D texture in 2-D is amazing, as are our eyes that see it. My Virtual Vineyard

  8. I love your choice of word today. All around us, yet we hardly notice it.

    Phillip | T is for Teeth

  9. So many intriguing textures that undoubtedly go overlooked by most (including me). I remember I had a quilt when I was very young, and the different patches all had different textures. I loved running my hands over it.

    A to Z 2017: Magical and Medicinal Herbs


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