Colours of life

Not selected for Google Earth or Google Maps [?]

Comments (9)

Liviu Chirilă on July 19, 2008
  • This one is very special. The colors, the composition, the texture again... I like this photo a lot. I'm absolutely delighted by your new uploads. Thank you!

  • Warmest wishes,

  • Liviu
Ian Stehbens on July 19, 2008

I uploaded this one just for the artists in the community and maybe for those who just love playing with colour. Thanks for the overall compliments too, Liviu.

And my warmest regards, too.


Liviu Chirilă on July 19, 2008

Hello, Ian. I don't think you just love playing with colors. When it comes to photography, I know you're an artist! All the best! Liviu

Marilyn Whiteley on July 19, 2008

Beautiful abstract photo of "real" nature. Marilyn

Ian Stehbens on July 19, 2008

And Marilyn you are one of those who love colour (sorry, color). I was honestly alluding to you when I made the above comment to Liviu. Glad you saw this simple image.

I am not sure if you have ever seen Liviu's work, for he is an icon artist, and his work is stunning. He works with colour, as a professional painter/artist. While I think of myself as playing with colour, he honours me with praise.

Thank you so much, both of you.


Marilyn Whiteley on July 19, 2008

Ian, having lived almost 42 years in Canada "colour" it is--except when I know I'm writing to an individual or for a readership in the U.S. Labour, jewellery, and a whole long list of things. About only one thing I refuse to adapt: I still transfer my fork to my right hand to carry the newly-cut bite to my mouth. But if I have no Americanisms worse than that, I hope I can be forgiven!

I've seen and enjoyed much of Liviu's work, but I was glad to have the reminder to go again. Excellent.


Ian Stehbens on July 20, 2008

The cultural differences and subtleties are not a problem to me, Marilyn. I have just eaten a Korean meal using a Korean spoon, Chinese chopsticks from a English desert bowl. And I was using my right hand for the spoon, but would have used it for a fork if I had needed a fork. My query was based more on the fact that you are currently in US, on leave from Canada.

And I am about to go to a Samoan community in a Vietnamese suburb with my Korean students to help their English immersion along.

Just a further remark on Liviu's work: he hasn't posted his icon art, except for 2 days a while back, so that I could see some examples. If you saw them then, that's fine, but if not, he might upload for you if you asked, for I am sure you would delight in what he creates with his brushes.

I saw his artistic ability in some of his photos, which led me to ask if he were an artist. He seems to see himself more as a craftsman than an artist though.

Grace is always bigger than forgiveness, even if there were any need, but a Canadian American or American Canadian is just such a special and gracious person to us all in the network, that we should all swap fork hands in solidarity!

Grace and peace,


©Würmer on August 17, 2008

heh! the rabblerouser in me has me use "ou" as often as possible in Texas and to eat 'European style' (or with chopsticks) while watching "them" watching me out of the corner of the eye...

...lately I've been catching myself eating American style (putting down the knife and switching the fork to the right hand after cutting) and writing "color" and "flavor" and "odor"... Cheap Thrills!

Ian Stehbens on August 17, 2008

It is eating chillied dishes and curries with three fingers of my right hand that I find the most difficult. I can't seem to keep the yellow dye from under my fingernails! The kitchens of India, Fiji or Sulawesi create colourful dishes, wonderful flavours and odours that one carries away in ones clothing and hair. But I can't wait to return to an apple crumble on a bowl of icecream , eaten with a spoon!


Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 18, 2008
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ian Stehbens