Ah you know how I LOVE Zetti art--I really do, I just can't wrap my head around how to make it. Here's a little Zetti tulip.
Monday, May 27, 2013
Look, Ma, I made steampunk!
Woman from Dover freebies, background machinery from itKuptiLLi, pen nib border from Cynthia Powell Designs, background pieces from Russian Dutch Heart and Cryztal Rains. the brass bits are a PS brush.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
For Equilibrium, a Blessing
Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore,
May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul.
As the wind loves to call things to dance,
May your gravity by lightened by grace.
Like the dignity of moonlight restoring the earth,
May your thoughts incline with reverence and respect.
As water takes whatever shape it is in,
So free may you be about who you become.
As silence smiles on the other side of what's said,
May your sense of irony bring perspective.
As time remains free of all that it frames,
May your mind stay clear of all it names.
May your prayer of listening deepen enough
to hear in the depths the laughter of God.”
― John O'Donohue, To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Sunday, May 12, 2013
the seeds our mothers plant...
And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously,
handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see
-- or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read.
~ Alice Walker
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Wabi sabi is not a style defined by superficial appearance. It is an aesthetic ideal, a quiet and sensitive state of mind, attainable by learning to see the invisible, paring away what is unnecessary, and knowing where to stop.
It is a concept I personally struggle with, being a packrat by nature and a clutterer as a result. I almost always find it hard to know when to stop, both in art (I love color and texture) or in photography, to stop and really study the scene before me, instead of just clicking off several images amd moving on.
So here is a first attempt to get beyond the bright colors and the busyness of the world and just see the beauty wherever it lies--in a leaf, a worn doorway, a single blossom, a tree branch against a gray sky.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Came the Spring
With all its splendor,
All its birds and all its blossoms,
All its flowers and leaves and grasses.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The Song of Hiawatha
My photo, taken yesterday at the Arnold Arboretun
texture , Laundry Day, by Nancy Claeys