kaleidoscopy close up photoshop 1 radial blur s

Opposite is what? See mirrors
of waters shimmering beyond borders,
forming visions.  Images shatter.
What are realities?  Here is there–
nowhere to go but around.  Circles.
Time changes light.
Light changes what is unseen.
The answer will echo and move
between.  Always and both,
particle and wave, wave and particle,
both.  And always between.
Move, and echo will answer.  The
unseen is what changes light.
Light changes time,
circles around.  But go to nowhere–
there is here.  Realities are what
shatter images–visions forming
borders beyond shimmering waters of
mirrors.  See what is.  Opposite.

dVerse challenged us to use one of Sharon Knight’s beautiful landscapes to inspire.  I used her photo “Kaleidoscopy”, above.  Perfect for a Rorschach painting and a palindrome poem.

kaleidoscopy rorschach s

This is my original painting; the top one is “enhanced” in Photoshop.  My favorite way to spend time–playing with colors, shapes, and words.

You can see more of Sharon Knight’s work here.  And visit dVerse to see how others have responded to her wonderful work.


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44 responses to “Kaleidoscopy”

  1. Sharon Mann says :

    I see opposites everywhere, when I’m paying attention. I love your art today. I too like the powerful program of Photoshop. I have an old copy PS 7 but it still works just fine.

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  2. Jodi says :

    what beautiful words and art you created for that inspiration!

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  3. merrildsmith says :

    Palindrome poem–how clever, Kerfe! Time changes light. Light changes time. Opposites everywhere. Love your art and the photo and the poem.

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  4. Sharon says :

    Wonderful! Thank you!

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  5. rivrvlogr says :

    Well done on the palindrome, and it echos the motion of your art perfectly.

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  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) says :

    Love the palindrome idea… it works so well… and the art complement the photo.

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  7. Frank Hubeny says :

    I like the idea of reality shattering images.

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  8. Claudia McGill says :

    Wow. I am first of all taken by your wonderful poem and getting a palindrome to work, just that is an accomplishment, and then a beautiful one, well, even more. And I am taken by your idea of reality in motion. I like to think of things as being fixed even when I know they are not. This poem reminds me not to get fixed in place, myself.

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Claudia. I love playing with words, and a palindrome is certainly that. I’m very bad at mirroring visually and often can’t get left and right straight in real life, so I like the concentration it takes to make it work.
      As to motion, I’ve been reading (and not understanding too much about) the concepts of modern physics. But I do get particles and waves. It’s definitely influencing how I look at the world.


  9. Mish says :

    I especially like the mirroring of ….
    “The answer will echo and move” and “Move, and echo will answer” ….such a contrast in meaning. Your palindrome was a treat to read.
    Thanks for joining in with the prompt! 🙂

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  10. Betty Hayes Albright says :

    I love the poem, Kerfe – and as always your artwork! (Both the original and the photoshopped.)

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  11. Jane Dougherty says :

    I love this, Kerfe. I think you might just have discovered the meaning of life.


  12. Vivian Zems says :

    I love the flow of your words…a as befitting the title. You have a good eye for colours… as I see in your original painting.

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  13. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    Wow both poetry and painting are stunning and a fantastic combination

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  14. annell4 says :

    I think you are right!

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  15. Jill Kuhn says :

    WOWZA!! Love the colors! Did you use the liquid watercolors? And love how you made it look like it was spinning with photoshop. Reminds me of those spin art paintings at fairs. 😊

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  16. Melba Christie at Poemattic says :

    I went out and got more supplies just yesterday. There is nothing like pressing a brand new tube of acrylic or oil paint onto your palette. I also got a new table easel. The cold weather keeps indoors a lot so it is definitely time to paint and let those creative juices warm you in the process.

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