Monday, September 1, 2008

a PIC and a PROMPT

This is an 8 x 10" beeswax collage that I did with a photo I took in my old (as in overgrown and unruly herb garden) and some tissue papers and papers I painted with the credit card smoosh paint ant drag it technique. Can you believe that spellcheck doesn't recognize smoosh???

I'm feeling the need to have a photography session. I haven't gone out taking photos in a few months and it's definitely about time to get out one of my film (yes, Virginia, film does still exist!) cameras and go on a photo taking spree. For the decade of the 90's, photography was my main art form and if I don't do it every so often, I really miss it!

This week's prompt --- Every night for a week write down 3 things that you are grateful for from that day. They don't have to be big things, gratitude for small things is great, too! At the end of the week, make art or write either about the gratitude or the feelings of gratitude.
♥ an aside♥ If you want to continue writing down 3 things you feel gratitude for past a week, great! It gives you a terrific perspective on life. I tried one time to do it for a year...didn't make it, but it was a valuable exercise!

Just read this quote recently. "Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today." James Dean


Marilyn Rock said...

Laura; beautiful collage; so soft! Great prompt - thank you! Enjoy your picture taking!

DJ said...

Great collage, the Emerson quote is good advice. Hopefully we can succeed in forgeting those blunders. The prompt is a good idea too!

Kerri Jean said...

Love the Emerson quote. I sometimes carry around too much of my yesterdays!!! great collage. I should start a gratitude journal. Great idea!!

Kyle and Amy said...

i like that quote