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You Can Never Have too Many..... by LouJay

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Scissors. I think there are around 28 pairs of scissors in my household. Is this obsessive? Mind you, this is including nail scissors and sewing scissors – but doesn’t include the pack of 20 fancy edged scissors that the girls have each. I simply cannot stand it when there are no scissors ! They are vital to my sense of well being. I have a secret stash, hidden for those times when the scissors all seem to have disappeared! I have a family of scissor snatchers. They mysteriously end up in that black hole in the universe where all the odd socks go, the biros, the chess pieces, the queen of hearts or the 2 of spades, all the paper clips when you need one, ditto the rubber bands – and hair elastics!

Fujifilm Finepix S1500, macro setting
Shot in black and white, and then played with in photoshop to warm up the tones.

I like to play. I find joy in small things and moments where the edge between conscious looking and subconscious seeing becomes soft enough for me to be there for a moment.

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  • Melissa Drummond
    Melissa Drummondover 4 years ago

    I love this! I so know what you mean! I even uttered the words (well, probably screamed) “NOT MY GOOD SEWING SCISSORS!!” not so long ago. You are right, Lou – you can never have too many. I also get a bit narky when the kids drop scissors – they just never cut the same. I think I have scissor issues…… hehe

  • Yay! I’m not alone! I hide them at work too! And… I just remembered a few more pairs – so that brings the household total closer to 32….

    – LouJay

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyover 4 years ago

    great round shapes and negative space, lou! and I know what you mean – Peter lives in fear of using my embroidery scissors!

  • mm, I was enjoying the negative space – scissors are almost as fun as pegs! Thank you Nadine!

    – LouJay

  • Ashlee Lauren
    Ashlee Laurenover 4 years ago

    nice shot!

  • Thank you very much!

    – LouJay

  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusover 4 years ago

    Lou – I love these shots you do and the stories you tell! I only have a few, but they do range from pinking shears to nail clippers. A very poor collection! It’s a great shot. Wonderfully imaginative.

  • Thank you Christina- I guess if I can babble about something, it has moved me enough to put it up here! The babble seems to have to accompany the visual.

    – LouJay

  • SharonAHenson
    SharonAHensonover 4 years ago

    Great image…very creative.

  • Thank you very much Sharon!

    – LouJay

  • Casey Voss
    Casey Vossover 4 years ago

    Great shot! I Love the perspective. Congrats on your recent feature too :)

  • Cheers Casey!

    – LouJay

  • IngridSonja
    IngridSonjaover 4 years ago

    Great shot! No, not excessive…I have about the same amount!

  • Heh heh! I’m glad I’m not alone then! Interesting when one starts to count up a household of scissors…just how many we have! Thank you IngridSonja!

    – LouJay

  • Josephine Pugh
    Josephine Pughover 4 years ago

    This is a simply great shot beautifully executed!

  • Thank you very much Jo

    – LouJay

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentover 4 years ago

    Sounds like my joint, we got a pretty large black hole too, you ARE a bit obsessive with scissors tho haha, good close up!

  • Cheers Adrian!

    – LouJay

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpoleover 4 years ago

    wonderful composition, use of ZB&W and attention to detail. You have made the humble scissor feel very noble :-) LOL Great shot

  • Thank you very much Karen!

    – LouJay

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