Wednesday, April 13, 2011


K is for Kaleidoscope

"Creativity is a lot like looking at the world through a kaleidoscope. You look at a set of elements, the same ones everyone else sees, but then reassemble those floating bits and pieces into an enticing new possibility. Effective leaders are able to shake up their thinking as though their brains are kaleidoscopes, permitting an array of different patterns out of the same bits of reality." - Rosabeth Moss Kanter

Besides being a pretty gnarly word to spell, kaleidoscopes could keep me busy for hours. I love the different psychedelic patterns and movement. I've always felt that they've had a calming sense over me. It allows you to focus on one moving/changing item while the world around you fades into the background. Yeah, I'm a hippie. Sue me.

Need something on the internetz to entertain you for a few minutes? Check out: Kaleidoscope Painter.
I could watch this forever! interactive psychedelic kaleidoscope

Don't blame me if time flies bye while you're painting beautiful patterns and you're late to pick up the kids from school.


Sorry, I was going to finish this post and I was distracted by the site above. Enjoy some of these pictures instead!


  1. I love kaleidoscopes too! I could sit and play with the kaleidoscope painter forever, but I have things to do! *lol*

  2. Even as an adult, if you hand me a kaleidoscope, I may never be able to put it down.

  3. fond memories of my childhood. Thanks:)

  4. This post and these photos bring back childhood for me. I loved them and had forgotten. Thanks for the reminder. And so nice to "meet" you on this a-z challenge.

  5. Kaleidoscope is such a pretty word!
    It never fails that when I see or hear the word, my mind starts replaying Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds...

  6. I love these as well! That site is wicked awesome. I fear I will get nothing done now though! *Sigh* Great post!

  7. Just what I needed, more time wasters. J/K, I love those sites. Thanks!

    I’m A-Z Blogging on Langley Writes about Writing and Langley’s Rich and Random Life

  8. I love kaleidoscopes, too. I love that even with all of their high-tech choices, little kids still appreciate kaleidoscopes. My grandkids love them!

    My “K” post is right here:

  9. I too love the kaleidoscopes. Love the pictures, those are some Lovely patterns!

  10. Very cool, I love kaleidoscopes. Years ago there used to be a kaleidoscope screen saver, can't remember if it was on Windows 3.1 or 95, but it was cool to watch.

  11. I used to love kaleidoscopes. It's been so long since I had one. Your images are wonderful.

    Thanks for stopping by my kartoffelpuffer post.

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    The Frustrated Foodie

  12. I could spend hours as a child playing with a silly cardboard kaleidoscope. I was easily entertained.

  13. Wow, what a beautiful post! Thanks for the links, I'm going to use them on my blog. =)
    Found your blog via the A-Z challenge. Following You! Come on over and say "hi".
    Blue Velvet Vincent

  14. Kaleidoscopes are fun! Love the different patterns. Especially, like the quote about the minds of leaders and Kaleidoscopes. Very nice.

    Visiting and exploring blogs via the A to Z Blog challenge.