Quote by Linda Naiman

“When we engage in what we are naturally suited to do, our work takes on the quality of play and it is play that stimulates creativity.” – Linda Naiman

Week 26: Geometry

Week 26 of the 52-week photography challenge. Composition: Geometry “We live in a world surrounded by geometry. Use Geometry in your photo this week.” The view from the top of a hill in a city park overlooking the small town of Martinsville, IN.  I love the various shapes and their interaction with each other from…

A Kayaking Trip

As I sit back and take in my surroundings, an overwhelming sense of peace washes over me.  The aliveness of this moment is unmistakable.  I do not want it to end.  The sounds of nature surround me.  It is nearing dusk.  The forest is alive with animals preparing for night. I am floating along ever…

Week 24 & 25: Inspiration & Freedom

For the 52-week photography challenge: Week 24:  Inspiration: Who inspires you? “Inspiration comes from many places. Tell us about who inspires you.” While away this past weekend on a kayaking trip I snapped some photos of our lovely and peaceful surroundings.  For Week 24, I decided to go with “What” inspires me instead of “Who”. …

Dee Hock Quote

“Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.” ~Dee Hock

Week 23: Leading Lines

Week 23 of the 52-week photography challenge. Composition: Leading Lines “You have already used leading lines to show Infinity. Now try to use strong leading lines in food photography.” While working on my computer outside and sipping on wine, inspiration struck.  In my mind wine counts as food photography.  Here is my quick snap for…

1961 Desk Completes My Office

I finally have my desk for my “new” workstation.  A couple of months ago I wrote about having to set up an additional workspace to compromise with my partner using my original desk.  A few weeks ago we upgraded our laptop from the Microsoft Surface to a Think Pad.  Which I love by the way!…

Week 22: Stranger

Week 22 of the 52-week photo challenge Story Telling: Stranger “It is easy to tell the story of someone you know. So for this week’s challenge I want you to tell the story of a stranger.” This past weekend we attended the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500. Arriving earlier than normal we were treated…

Madeleine L’Engle Quote

“You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children.” ― Madeleine L’Engle

Weeks 18-21: Weight/Mass; Aging; Negative Space; Serenity

Time to play catch-up with the 52-week photography challenge. Week 18: Inspiration: Weight or Mass “Heavy as a stone, light as a feather. Find inspiration and shoot an amazing photograph.” I remember as a kid looking up at the clouds thinking wouldn’t it be nice to sit on one of those.  They look so light…

My 90-Year Old Grandmother

The end of April my maternal grandmother turned 90.  Ninety! That’s a little over twice as long as I have been alive.  Although she has been around the sun 90 times you wouldn’t know it by looking at her.  She has the usual gray/white hair and the wrinkled skin you would expect. Yet she volunteers…

Douglas Adams Quote

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” ― Douglas Adams