“I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.” -J.K. Rowling
Important encounters are planned by the souls long before the bodies see each other. Paulo Coelho
“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” – Twyla Tharp
Keep calm and pink on. I had to do something light before I left because I’m really wanting to shoot for subtle lately. Not sure it’s exactly subtle, but it’s definitely pink! It’s actually flowers from our backyard, taken today, with a background layer of snow and sky. I think it was a cool blend! Almost looks like some water reflection going on. Have a beautiful rest of the day (or evening) everyone! Peace and love…
Just a random pigeon today, at the old underpass. I had to get outside, go for a walk, and clear my head. I was literally in tears this morning. Too much weirdness going on that is far beyond my control- or understanding, for that matter. It must be that you’re almost at one year… let’s see how we can mess you up thing. Anyway, I’m still not sure about the mystery background images. I guess I’ll just have to tell you when there is something “beneath the surface”. In yesterday’s image: Hold On Tight – the background layer was horse’s fur, and I don’t see how anyone could have guessed because I created the image and even I can’t tell! If you look at the top right, you can see the hair the most, sort of. Silly. Anyway… I used some blue metal in the background layer on this one and the blue eye appeared, so I decided to keep it. Kind of an interesting effect. That’s all for now. Peace and Love!! ♥♥♥ Have a beautiful day, …
“It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out- it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” ―Robert W. Service
In matters of style, swim with the current; In matters of principle, stand like a rock. -Thomas Jefferson
No one regrets having changed a light bulb. Gretchen Rubin Well, I was experimenting with a light bulb and there’s good news and bad news. I’m happy with what I learned about layers, but given the fact that I really love how the lake came out inside of the bulb… now I wish I would have chosen a better light bulb before I started! Darn it.
The monotony and solitude of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. Albert Einstein
Today I’m grateful for: My Sense of Curiosity. I’m curious how that bee got inside of that bubble!
A house is made of bricks and beams. A home is made of hopes and dreams.
I made a mistake in my post last night (early this morning) about the roses. I started out merging two separate flowers, but it was actually an overlay of the same rose that I ended up doing. Not that it matters, but I realized that this morning. They just look different because of the overlay effect. This is another crazy bird that I saw in the river of Los Angeles, or as Marcus calls it; “La La Land”. 😉 I’m definitely in a colorful mood lately. I’m going to pick up my first 5×7 in a few minutes and work on framing my first colorful photo (well, first photo since I decided to go into the frame business). Wish me luck! Peace and Love! ♥♥♥
Some journeys take us far from home. Some adventures lead us to our destiny. C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Magical is my mood for tomorrow. I’ve already decided that. I caught a few minutes of a show my mom was watching… and a teacher was telling his student that her imagination was magical. I think I must have seen the best part of the program. I realized that I’ve been leaning too far toward the serious side—so I’m going to let my imagination run wild. I also realized something. Since I came to believe, my imagination has grown tremendously. Sometimes I see my circumstances in the shape of a cartoon. I’m serious! Little animated analogies run through my head, and I’m hoping to use that as a tool in my writing soon. The original image was taken at a park, in Brentwood Tennessee. Blessings!
One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things. Henry_Miller Today my mood is Electrified. I took this shot today—inside of an old train. The original actually came out OK, but I wanted it to GLOW. I think it worked!
The creative adult is the child who survived.
Little drops of water, Little grains of sand, Make the mighty ocean And the pleasant land. So the little moments, Humble though they be, Make the mighty ages Of Eternity. Julia Abigail Fletcher Carney, Little Things
Learn to be quiet enough to hear the genuine within yourself so that you can hear it in others. Marian Wright Edelman
In the spider web of facts, many a truth is strangled. Paul Eldridge Believe it or not, I stumbled on this web while chasing a crow! It’s a frame within a frame, no? I think so!
Change your thoughts and you change your world. Norman Vincent Peale My mood for tomorrow is Industrious. I’m already thinking ahead! As he thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains. James Allen, As a Man Thinketh
Pssst! Are you here for the rave?!?
Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow. Helen Keller This is actually a shop in Jerome, Arizona—an old 1800’s mining town that I visited. It was a wild place back in the day, but it’s now a tourist attraction; full of coffee shops, restaurants, and cool art galleries. This particular building was used as a brothel in the early 1900’s, and it’s now a boutique.
We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry. E. B. White
I have not yet begun to procrastinate. (I’ll do that tomorrow)
-A couple of the neighborhood parrots-
Never look backwards or you’ll fall down the stairs. Rudyard Kipling Going Up… Going Down…
I’m still not great at candid shots of strangers, although it’s not due to lack of advice from Streets of Nuremberg. I seem to be accumulating a lot of backs and buns. (No… I don’t have some weird fetish!) Anyway… this is my zoo collection: Peace and love everyone!
Another one of my favorites!
Fun things to do when it’s wet outside…
Peace and love, from me to you! Janet
What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I’ll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That’s a pretty good idea. I’ll give you the moon, Mary. George Bailey, It’s a Wonderful Life