Texture: An Element of Art, as well an Element of Design–is a principle which refers to the way things look or feel–either to the touch (tactile) or the visual impression something portrays as it might feel when touched.
(Elements of Art and Design include: Line, Shape, Form, Value, Color, Texture, Space, Form, Emphasis, Balance, Movement)
Nature is the art of God.
(spruce cones / Savannah, Georgia / Julie Cook / 2014)
(spanish moss / Savannah, Georgia / Julie Cook / 2014)
(knotted tree / Colonial Park Cemetery / Savannah, Georgia / Julie Cook / 2014)
(wildflowers / Troup County, Georgia / Julie Cook / 2014)
(broken shells in the surf, Destin, Florida / Julie Cook / 2014)
(reflections in the surf / Destin, Florida / Julie Cook / 2014)
“The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quite alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature. As longs as this exists, and it certainly always will, I know that then there will always be comfort for every sorrow, whatever the circumstances may be. And I firmly believe that nature brings solace in all troubles.”
― Anne Frank