Surface: a very wide ranging topic. Verb, noun, adjective. Rising up from the depths, the top, superficial.
I find it difficult to dig deeply on a topic here. Always have. Easier to stay on top, to float on the surface, and look down occasionally through the clear water into the murk. But not very often.
The first thing I thought of when I saw this week's theme was a swimmer rising out of a body of water: a lake. That muffled world before breaking the surface.
The second was of course surface design, especially of fabric. In fact, I turned to The Surface Designer's Handbook, which has so many ways to manipulate the surface. Dyeing and printing and creating resists. And the inspirational The Art of Embroidery, by Françoise Tellier-Loumagne, with its beguiling nature photographs and corresponding interpretations of rocks, plants, shore in stitches.
It was embroidery and knitting. And sewing. I look forward to all these. During high school I seemed to have had all the time in the world for all of it, but time is slipping away, dropping me down inch by inch below the surface of what it is I'd really like to be doing. hmm.