It’s New Year’s Eve. Nathan and I are at home, childless for the evening. We’ve been working on a project I highlighted in a post on our Combinatory Art in Motion Blog. I hope you’ll check it out. I’ve included a few of the photos from the warm up of our photo shoot just for fun. Dancing isn’t easy for me physically, but small moves go a long way in liberating my spirit. So, Happy New Year and I wish you all time to dance in your own way:)!!!!
IN my own life in relation to art certain things catch my eye. If I’m lucky enough to have a camera handy I can capture that image. The image above, is of my step daughter. It’s an image I return to repeatedly, each time I scroll through my photos, and each time I stop to ponder what it is that she’s thinking. Such a beauty she is. So complex. I’m not sure I’ll ever know what she was thinking, and it’s in this that I relish. To be an observer is a gift. Such is the way of art.
This weeks photo challenge “dreaming” brought the following image to mind. The work itself, which I did as part of a poster series, was meant to capture an ethereal feel of dancing on clouds, and has been thus evocative for me. Today I find myself taken away upon further reflection, enveloped in folds of mist, skin disappearing into landscape. I become illusion and dance. Resting there. I am a cloud moving effortlessly with the wind in defiance of bodily pain, tears of limitation mingling with those of joy.
- Weekly photo challenge: DREAMING (picturesinlivingcolor.wordpress.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming or Rêver (frenchtwistedwoman.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming (babyjill7.wordpress.com)
- The Daily Post Challenge – Dreaming (thegingerbreadcafe.wordpress.com)
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Dreaming (anitamacphotos.wordpress.com)
Usually I complicate things. You see, it seems to be in my nature to work and rework particular things and quite frankly it doesn’t come easy to me most of the time. Sometimes, however, I fall upon a place of satisfaction that I like to call balance, where things come together for me and are apparent from their origin. These times don’t happen often for me, but when they do, I find a beautiful place of grace.
The stark reality of black and white captivates my eye. These photos were taken in the Mt. Hood National Forest in Oregon. At first glance these trees look barren, but a closer look shows the vast amount of life contained within. Together these trees stand atttesting to their might and resiliency, a defiant testament to their will in the face of what is beyond their control. They are beautiful to me.
Check out my other weekly photo challenges for this week.
If you look closely and tread softly perhaps you’ll see what’s right under your feet…
” Horton! We’ve all got our own little clovers with worlds on them”.
This is my first entry into the weekly photo challenge and it really got me thinking about the concept of proximity (closeness) in all it’s forms. I’m particularly interested in the things that exist in the space of our individual and collective psyches. It may be impossible to prove the existence of anything, but that’s not really the point. At least not in my world.
Thanks for reading:)
The blank wall….Thank you to Peri Craig for this photo. I loved it and she was willing to share:) The poster in the painting is of her husband, author Eric Michael Craig. Check out his work at www.ericmichaelcraig.com. He wrote Atlas of the Winds and Ghostmaker.
Thanks Peri! Great Work.