This week’s SDAWP photo challenge was on patterns. I don’t know why I had a hard time with this challenge. Perhaps it was due to starting school this week. I was so focused on what I had to do in my classroom, that I did not have a chance to really “see” my environment to look for patterns. I felt like I didn’t have a chance to slow down at all this week. It is hard to use your peripheral vision when you have blinders on. Getting ready for my students took all my focus. I did mangae to take some photos. Here are some of my favorites.
The first picture is of a section of carpet I saw in a hotel lobby. The second one is of the wine cork basket in my kitchen. The last photo is the backrest of the chaise lounge in my backyard. I liked how these patterns repeated itself in a predictable pattern. I, especially, liked the cork basket with its criss-cross pattern and curved design.
Later in the week, I found my eyes drawn to patterns that were not predictable. The next photo is a wall of paneling at my district office. The last photo is a barrier wall at a local restaurant near my home.
I really had to look hard for patterns this week. It’s strange because I am always telling my students patterns are everywhere. Maybe they are so prevalent that I have become desensitized to it? I am not sure. And, as I said earlier, my mind was preoccupied with back to school things. Next week the challenge will be on repetition. I hope to do a better job focusing on this. For now, here is a collage of favorite patterns I found.