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To see a World in a Grain of Sand by Alixzandra

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Macro photography, oil & water. Inspirational note must go to the stunning work of Sharon Johnstone this ‘bubble’ of oil was approx 0.5 cm across.

Photograph taken May 2010 © Alixzandra Handheld, Canon 500d EF-S 60mm Macro.

Only minimal contrast/definition and cleanup of particles floating about in post.

Featured in the popular art pages June 2010
Featured in Pure Abstract Art June 2010

“To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.”
William Blake


abstract, bubbles, colour, macro, oil, pastels, serene, surrealism, water, world


  • coppertrees
    coppertreesover 4 years ago

    Beautiful work and quite well done. a Fav. for me

  • Thanks alot Vickie and for the fav.

    – Alixzandra

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanover 4 years ago

    Wow this is beautiful. Great title

  • Thanks Angela, partial to this paragraph, it’s not a grain on sand obviously, but the connotation of a world within a tiny world struck me and I love Blake

    – Alixzandra

  • JustWatching
    JustWatchingover 4 years ago

    Nice colors and a wonderful comp Alix…it leads me to my imagination. Thank you ~

  • Thanks for your comment Mark, it’s good to see you and you’re very welcome :)

    – Alixzandra

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Wow! A pale blue planet with many moons was the first thing that came to mind! Lovely soft shades and wonderful composition!

  • Thanks Dot for your lovely comment.

    – Alixzandra

  • DebraLee Wiseberg
    DebraLee Wisebergover 4 years ago

    Cool…I see you are enjoying your new macro lens! Nice soft color.


  • Yes! erm and yes again :)

    – Alixzandra

  • Rebecca Cozart
    Rebecca Cozartover 4 years ago


  • Thanks Rebecca!

    – Alixzandra

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 4 years ago

    I 2nd Rebecca’s comment above . . .

  • Cheers Hugh…

    – Alixzandra

  • CityChive
    CityChiveover 4 years ago

    I catching ;-)

  • I thankyou :)

    – Alixzandra

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 4 years ago

    Stunning image — a favorite for me, too!

  • I’m glad you like it, thank you for favouring it

    – Alixzandra

  • bburtenshaw
    bburtenshawover 4 years ago

    Beautiful, I’ve always loved that quotation and your pic is so apt.

  • It is a quotation that has always stuck in my mind as incredibly beautiful. Many thanks for your comment.

    – Alixzandra

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