Original Photography. Color Challenge. Wednesday Yellow. Assemblage in Yellow. Friendship and the Mysteries.

Bright yellow.
My heart feels joyful.
Citrine, amethyst, rose quartz.
Rocks from Sedona. Given by a friend.
Optimism and clarity. Protection and wisdom.
Love and compassion. Friendship and the mysteries.
~Ally.

This assemblage was made today for the 'Color Challenge for Steemians.' presented by @kalemandra. Today's Color Challenge is Wednesday Yellow.

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Final Stage of 'Friendship and the Mysteries.'
Materials: Crystal obélisque, citrine, amethyst, rose quartz and Sedona rock pieces. With seeds, dried hydrangeas and rose petals on yellow paper.
Assemblage and photograph: ©Alison Lee Cousland.


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Stage 1.
Materials: Crystal obélisque surrounded by 6 pieces of citrine with 6 seeds on yellow paper.
Assemblage and photograph: ©Alison Lee Cousland.


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Stage 2.
Materials: Crystal obélisque surrounded by 6 pieces of citrine and 6 seeds on yellow paper. With citrine, amethyst, rose quartz and Sedona rock pieces placed in the corners.
Assemblage and photograph: ©Alison Lee Cousland.


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Stage 3.
Materials: Crystal obélisque surrounded by 6 pieces of citrine and 6 seeds on yellow paper. With citrine, amethyst, rose quartz, Sedona rock pieces in the corners and dried hydrangeas randomly placed.
Assemblage and photograph: ©Alison Lee Cousland.


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Stage 4 and the Final Stage of 'Friendship and the Mysteries.'
Materials: Crystal obélisque, citrine, amethyst, rose quartz and Sedona rock pieces. With seeds, dried hydrangeas and rose petals on yellow paper.
Assemblage and photograph: ©Alison Lee Cousland.


About my work.

Relatively small assemblages or arrangements are constructed from flowers, weeds and plants, combined with other natural materials that I find in the local bushland or surrounding urban streets.

A fuller description is in my introductory article: The Heart of Immortality

If you have any questions about this work or would like to leave a comment, I'd love to hear from you.

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Beautiful grid @allyinspirit I love that you incorporate natural pieces with the Quartz point.

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Thanks so much @sunscape. It's the first piece designed specifically for the Color Challenge. So pleased you like it. ✨

I gave myself the challenge of arranging and photographing as well as sharing the assemblage process of a completely new piece, within the day. ✨

Yes, love combining natural bits and pieces with the crystals. And now working in with a designated color. ✨

You have some beautiful work! I love the You see vs I see format!

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Thanks so much Josiah. I'm really happy the beauty in my work has touched you. I often use bits and pieces that I gather from the local bushland in my assemblages and flatlays ~ Some of which are not considered to be typically 'beautiful' but it's all in the preparation, presentation, and mainly the 'seeing.' 🌿🍂🌿

The 'You see vs I see' concept was love at first read for me. It has so much potential for people who can look a bit deeper into an image than what meets the eye at first glance. 💖

You are more than welcome to write and share your own 'You see vs I see' post. See the instructions in my post Morning Dew on the Banksias at the Roseville Lake. Cheers.🍷

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Thank you! I will look into that. A Great artist is able to see beauty where others can't and then share that beauty with those who were blind to it.

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It took me a long time to understand that we all see what we think is the same thing, person, object or situation quite differently ~ In a way that is unique to our being, background and environment.

Steemit is a wonderful platform for us all to find ways to express what is unique in our seeing and understanding ~ To extend our thinking and perception ~ To find coherence.

The 'You see vs I see' format encourages us to extend our 'seeing' within our own and each other's images. Hope you'll join us Josiah. Cheers🍷

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I could not have said it better! That is why I love to meet new people and have very open discussions. It helps in gaining more understanding. Not just about the person or topic but also about ourselves. In this way we can grow in understanding and gain empathy for our fellow man. Good, honest, open communication...and what better way to do that than through pictures. They are worth a thousand words after all!

Ok well to actually focus on the art. First off, I did finally come to realize the crystal in the center is Not the citrine lol. I didn't realize there was citrine in the mix because in the final, they are quite well camouflaged.

I really adore the simplicity of stage one!

As always, enjoyed the chatter!

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Yes the citrine are the small yellow ones that can be seen more clearly at Stage 1. Yes I really like the simplicity at the early stages too. Towards the end my arrangements generally start to be over done but I like to push them till they begin to fall apart. 😊

You've hit the nail on the head Marilla. Most of my work is about building up the layers, so that the background is only partially or no longer visible. There is just about always some sort of structure in the background, that becomes hidden or merges with added layers, so camouflage is a great description, that I hadn't thought to use before. Thanks a million. 🙏 🙏 🙏

Really appreciate your feedback. Inspired me do something really simple for my next 'You see vs I see.' 🍷 cheers 🍷

These are beautiful!

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Thanks so much @condra.

This was a new work, in a new series that I'm really excited about. Employing much the same methods as my assemblages with natural materials and water/ice, but now using only a simple piece of coloured paper for the background. And my new friend, Crystal obélisque.

I love how artists working in totally different fields can see the wonder of creativity in each other's work. Cheers 🍷

Well done, love the effort you put into this project. The crystal obélisque is beautiful! 🌸 upvoted and following 🌿

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Thanks so much Suzette. This little piece was relatively simple compared to some of the other assemblages and flatlays I've made in the past. Learning to be simple is quite a discipline for me. 😊

I made a sculpture a few years ago now, with 4 pillars that were all three-sided. It was installed high on a cliff overlooking the ocean. From that work came the idea of making pillars that were four-sided and instead of being vertical, would gently narrow with their height. It was only later that I realized 'my idea' was actually an obélisque. And they date back to the ancient Egyptians.

It's been at the back of my mind for some time now, to make different obélisques in a similar way to the original 4 pillars. So including this little this little crystal obélisque in my arrangements has been for me quite a significant beginning. So pleased you see its beauty too. 🌹💖🌹

This is brilliant Ally ^_^ Love the final arrangement, while I enjoyed seeing the steps ;-) I was surprised to see that there was a particular arrangement on the second photo whereas I didn't noticed it in the final result, where I saw an enchanted randomness...

That leads me to think that even in the randomness that seems sometimes to occurs in our lives, there is a clever arrangement of the Universe that we don't see, a behind the scene, that once revealed, let us amazed and grateful...

Have a marvelous day my lovely friend ! bouquet coquelicotswonderfulday.png

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You bring me SO much joy. You get it. To be continued. Almost pumpkin hour for me. And I'm 'going bush' tomorrow. Have a wonderful week-end, my friend with the one in a million gift of insight and creativity. 🌹💖🌹

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hey what is going bush Ally ..? anycase, have a beautiful time ! <3

I am a silly robot!

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Sorry, my furry friend..

!cheetah bad robot

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Well we can all make mistakes @patrice. And in this case I'm really pleased that @cheetah has acknowledged his. Cheers for a great week-end. 🍷

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Have a great weekend!

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Will do. Looking forward to being out in the garden. We have a HUGE oak that has just about finished dropping all her leaves now. Raking and composting. Good exercise and eventually the leaves break down, so good for the garden too. Cheers 🍷

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I think you have your wires crossed @cheetah. 😊

The assemblage in this post was made and photographed TODAY and I can assure you it is my own original work. 😊

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Good grief. He's not even close! I think @cheetah shouldn't try for matching photos. There's not a dependable photo search

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EXACTLY. I think @cheetah just picked up on the word 'citrine' as this is the only common factor.

It's a joke ~ But a bad one, as people are so vulnerable to suggestion. 🍄

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Well, I don't know one crystal from another but they don't even come across as the same color!

Btw there's a way to officially gripe at @anyx the bot owner who is making close to $200 everyday by creating a daily report of so called similar material/info.

He also claims you should contact the steemcleaners on steemit.chat, in the steemcleaners-public channel. https://steemit.chat/channel/steemcleaners-public

You can read all about it in the FAQ https://steemit.com/steemit/@cheetah/faq-about-cheetah

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Thanks SO much Marilla. I'll definitely follow that up. Not just for me, but it's simply 'Not Koscher.'

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Thanks so much for acknowledging your 'sillyness' @cheetah