The art of accidental art

Is it by accident or intention?
That a casually placed pot sprouting a twisted vine creates a piece of art?

Or that a hastily painted donkey shoe
Pops when nailed in blue and framed in white?

That boats drying on a window sill
are art within art?

And a broken pot artistically sitting on a stone wall
Draws you to sit next to it and dream…

…of terracotta days and a table for two…

…and pet rocks resting,
nestled into a wall. 

Is it by accident or intention…
That a simple drip can be so alluring?

For the love of the art of accidental art…
Long may it flourish and thrive!

Frannie xx     

© 2014 Francesca Muir

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  • This is Belgium August 8, 2014   Reply →

    great post! enjoyed it
    greetings from Brussels

  • Francesca Muir August 8, 2014   Reply →

    Greetings and thank you Anni – sending best wishes from a cold Sydney! F x

  • Malyss August 9, 2014   Reply →

    Your posts are always soooo poetic and inspiring !

  • Jackie and Joel Smith August 9, 2014   Reply →

    What a beautifully done post. So much so that I might have to 'copy' you one day if you don't mind and see what shots of accidental art I have from our travels in Greece. Hope you are doing well. Love your posts, so keep them coming.

  • Gina August 9, 2014   Reply →

    Every image a delight. These happy accidents do happen all around us, if only we take the time to observe. Lovely post. thank you. ox, Gina

  • Mem August 9, 2014   Reply →

    Love this post Fran!

  • Francesca Muir August 9, 2014   Reply →

    Thank you Mem – hope you have a happy and artistic weekend. F xx

  • Francesca Muir August 9, 2014   Reply →

    Thank you Gina – you are so right… we just need to take a moment and look around us… art is everywhere. Funnily enough I see it on holiday but not often at home – but I am learning to slow down and just breathe in all that's around me. Have a lovely weekend F x

  • Francesca Muir August 9, 2014   Reply →

    Thank you Jackie and Joel – of course you must – I would love to see your accidental art – maybe we will start a regularly Accidental art movement and invite bloggers to participate… now there's food for thought. Looking forward to your post. Cold in Sydney – but sunny – and as always dreaming of Aegean islands! Roll on 2015! F xx

  • Francesca Muir August 9, 2014   Reply →

    Thank you Malyss – wishing you wonderfully inspiring weekend – finding accidental art. F xx

  • Mum August 10, 2014   Reply →

    Delicious and delicate and oh to dream sitting on throe two rickety and so uncomfortable chairs and dream with you! Love

  • just love that little drip of paint….lol x
    x lisa

  • Francesca Muir August 10, 2014   Reply →

    Isn't it wonderful Lisa? The inclination Is to always 'fix it'… but it's perfect as it is. A piece of art! FXX

  • Francesca Muir August 10, 2014   Reply →

    Meet you in Chania Mum? F xx

  • Malyss August 15, 2014   Reply →

    Beauty can be seen everywhere , even in "accidents" ! and often in simple every day things .. Beautiful pictures , indeed!

  • Francesca Muir August 15, 2014   Reply →

    Thank you Malyss – and the beautyof photography is that it's taught me to slow down and look around me! Have a great weekend. F x

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