This picture is my entry to the flickr group Self Portrait Thursday. I took this using the Fireworks setting on my camera without a flash. I've been experimenting with that setting and the lightwaves I can capture from artificial light. In this case, I turned on our tv and put it on a snowy channel - the computer monitor is captured a little on the right, too.
I call this shot "Zoned Out" because I'm finally back in the zone after a break of a few very OFF weeks. To use a word I've become fond of in the past year, I was feeling quite wonky. Not myself.
After much reaching out and reaching in, I'm out - this baby's back on track! Sometimes you just need to take a big gulp and move on.
"I know it's true. Into each life. Oh, some rain, rain must fall"
Ray Charles - Drown In My Own Tears
I like to paint the world in bright yellow colors that shine with optomism and hope. When all I can see is blue, I panic.
Eventually I stop squeezing my eyes shut and open them again.
That IS the beauty of life, of age, of the experience of growing as a person. We keep meeting bigger challenges. The universe seems to raise the bar as we go along, and we could give up at any point, but we don't because there is so much to gain from pushing forward. The times that test us will come - that is for sure - but you just have to keep on keepin' on. It's so simple and lame in a way, but it's true.
Now that I'm feeling inspired again, I created a few new prints for both of my Etsy shops.
Thursday, July 19, 2007
SPT - Zoned Out