When one studies and examines an object as often as one breathes, it is hard to be blind to its flaws.\nBut yet, with a little insight & imagination, it is possible to step beyond the flaws and focus on other aspects of the object.\nAnd then, the beauty of the object reveals itself.\n**\nI came across a piece recently that had faded with age and I cried for the colors that have abandoned the cloth.\nBut the patterns the motifs were pretty and attracted me and stayed on my mind.\nIt took patience and drive to keep digging through the surface dust that said \u2013 \u2018this is worthless\u2019. After all the diamond that *might* lie beneath may just be a stone \u2026.\nIt took me awhile to decide between rejecting it for the colors and accepting it for its pattern. Finally\u00a0with some reluctance, I accepted it.\n**\nToday whilst working on the photos, in a moment of unexpected ingenuity, I converted the photo to Black & White to eliminate the color that was its major flaw.\nAnd WHAT a transformation!\nThe visual takes my breath away. I could finally *see* only the patterns to which I was attracted in the first place. No more distraction from the faded color. Just a pure vision of its beauty!\nPresenting belowis the object that taught me this lesson of love:\nAn antique cotton Shekhawati Odhana from the Bishnoi community of Rajasthan embroidered all over.\n\n\nWhat a stunner! What a work of Art!\nAnd to think that I almost rejected it!\nSometimes love needs to be blind!\njm\nMarch 2014\n\u00a0\n\u00a0\n\u00a0\nThe post Love is Blind \u2013 Color-Blind | A Lesson in Love & Textile Art appeared first on The Art Blog by WOVENSOULS.COM.