My sanctuary, my dreams, my present. This morning’s light is just the beginning of good things to come. ❤ ❤ ❤
Went for a walk with my mother downtown today ❤.
There is something about nature and art that always seems to blend perfectly. ❤ ❤ ❤
Today my mother and I went to a Raku pottery event, by artist Dal Shoesmith. It went on at his charming home. While walking around the gardens near his workshop, many pieces of his work blended in with the surroundings. We watched the process of this technique and learned about its Japanese background. At the end of the night we got to pick one of the pieces he made. I am happy with my choice ❤.
If you’d like to know more about this Michigan artist I will have another post about his work in more detail this upcoming Thursday. And I can’t wait to write about it 😉. See you all tomorrow!
I almost forgot to post today! I caught this earlier on Odin and I’s walk. ❤
It’s nice to have days off, I get to use my good camera to take pictures! 😉
I took Odin out for a morning walk and saw fog in the distance. I ran back in for my camera and we continued our walk. Everything that was still was covered with dew…
I ventured the garden.
Then strolled across a field.
I happened to find a dragon fly that I though had died where it rested. I took multiple pictures of it until I got too close. While zooming in to see fine details, it sprung to life with a giant swoop of its wings and nearly hit my nose! I apologized for waking it the headed back home. I took one last photo of Odin basking in the early morning rays…
Today I went to a free event and kayaked up a river. Afterwards I stopped to take a few pictures of downtown Battle Creek. One of the pictures turned our really grainy on my phone so I added it to my PICSART app and made it look more like a painting. Such a wonderful day… really ❤.
Light, shadow, contrast, complimentary colors….
Beauty or Gratitude?
I was going to post something else today but I wanted to share my experience of this past weeks new daily series “Simple Beauty.” I was also itching to share some of the other pics I took each day.
Can you see what the sun’s rays in the top left picture form? ❤ I couldn’t believe it!
During this nature walk, I was particularly drawn to what I call the “under glow” of leaves. That and the way light moved across and through the environment.
Each time I took part of the day to find something beautiful, I did. In the top left leaf here, you can see another heart that was possibly made by a bug 😉 .
My trip to the lake was immersed in the curiosity of the wind and water’s movements…(I think this is my favorite picture of Odin too 😉 ).
The remaining pictures from yesterday and today’s walk were also begging to have their debut. Light, color, shadow and composition… are truly fun to capture.
I was nervous at the creation of this new series, scared to commit to something fun, scared to commit to myself, and I think scared of not be able to find beauty in each day… But what is beauty really? An appreciation of something, gratitude towards something perhaps? All I know is that since I’ve made a commitment each day I find myself smiling more, laughing more, creating more, and overall taking notice of each passing minute in my life. These little moments each day have opened up a lot more than just my senses… and for that I am GRATEFUL ❤ !
Next week’s post will be about one the affects the daily prompts have had on me. If you want an idea of what it will be about check out a previous post from 2015, Artist Date Turned Project. See you soon!