Lens Artists Photo Challenge: Framing the Shot

The prompt — Framing the Shot — is Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 60: “Explore different ways of framing images.”

Viveka has some great framing shots on her blog, my guilty pleasures.

Self’s home in Redwood City was built in 1939. It’s a very wee house, only 1250 square feet, but she loves the arched spaces (between the living and dining room). Arches are a kind of frame, aren’t they? But here the frame is off-center.

The painting above the bookshelf is one she brought from the Philippines: a collage by the late, great Filipino artist Santi Bose. It’s called The White Room. There’s a kind of “frame within the frame” thing going on.


Redwood City, Sunday, 25 August 2019

The next two pictures are recent finds from son’s closet. The building blocks date from when he was a toddler. The pieces were all neatly arranged in the original wooden box:


And here’s another find from son’s closet! Clay on cardboard:


Cryptic Grade School Art Arrangement

Stay tuned, dear blog readers. Stay tuned.




  1. Amy said,

    August 27, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Fun to find these frames in your son’s room. The building blocks are still arranged perfectly well. šŸ™‚

    • August 27, 2019 at 5:32 pm

      Yes. I send pictures of everything to my son. And I will treasure these memories to the end. (He’s an only child, must be obvious! lol)

  2. JohnRH said,

    August 27, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Excellent. Love the building block colors.

    • August 27, 2019 at 5:34 pm

      Thank you! I didn’t think of this before, but . . . I wonder if they still make building blocks, and still sell them in toy stores. Because everything’s electronics now.

      • JohnRH said,

        August 28, 2019 at 12:36 am

        Hmm. Not at Toys R Us! (Out of business.) One would hope so elsewhere.

  3. August 28, 2019 at 2:46 am

    I bought that building block set in a fantastic toy store that used to be in the Stanford Shopping Center. It wasn’t a chain. I don’t remember the name off-hand. It had the most amazing wooden toys for children.

  4. Leya said,

    August 30, 2019 at 9:39 am

    Wonderful treasures! Building blocks are so much fun – I too bought in a very special shop, fantastic wooden toys. I know they were Swiss made, but don’t remember their name.

    • August 30, 2019 at 10:44 pm

      Building blocks will never go out of style. And they don’t break. Unlike the electronic toys. They are the best!

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