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Monday, January 31, 2011

Last Small Stone of January

It has been a wonderful experience posting a photo with written words that were inspired by  the River of Stones event.  Usually I would see something and the words would come and then I would grab the camera, sometimes the words came as I was photographing and sometimes the words gelled more as I was looking at the photograph.  Always I was strongly drawn to something to reflect on whether the words or the photo happened first didn't seem all that important as both processes were about reflecting and being inspired.

I have not posted anything in the past week although I do have some photos I shot but the business of life and people interfered with more reflection and uploading.  Will post some of these at a later date.

I hope to post a photo and a  small stone at least once a week from now on.
I wish to thank Fiona and Kasper for creating The River of Stones.  If you wish to learn more they posted this in their last email:
" You can join our Facebook page here. Follow us at Twitter at @ariverofstones and use the #aros hash tag if you tweet your stones."  They also plan to do it again in July.

So far there is no photo for this stone but may add one later.

Pink bands of clouds
covers the sky
as a flock 
of swallows 
race by.

Think Creative Thoughts today!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

January 24, Small Stone

Early morning gathering of seagulls by the waves, before they fly off for the day.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

January 23, Small Stone

Love the pattern these three trees make against a sunny wall.

Januray 22, Small Stone

At the chiropractor's office, the skull looks like he is smiling or laughing.  What does it know that we don't?

January 21, Small Stone

A calf on Highway One bellows at the cars that whiz by.

January 20 Small Stone

Passing trucks on Highway 101, while overhead billboard flashes abducted child. Life goes on while others suffer.

January 19 Small Stone

Early morning  bright sun streaming through the trees creates long shadows and a rich scene.

January 18 Small Stone

The soft fur and arc of kitten tail yearns to be touched!

Monday, January 17, 2011

January 17 Small Stone

 Juicy peach/orange amaryllis petals shine with stripes and curves.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

January 16 Small Stones

An abstract image conjures up all kinds of thoughts and feelings.

For the technique of how I created this with one page out of a magazine, email me at pa@photographycreated.com

January 15 Small Stone

Recent rains created a small pond. The stillness of the water reminds me to touch my inner stillness.I love the reflections of trees and sky that enrich the scene.

Friday, January 14, 2011

PhotoStone 14 Small Stones

Muted yellow sky/silver calm ocean/gentle wave/stirs a feeling/deep inside.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

January 13 Small Stones

Long office day/foggy/breath of night air/ rain drops/ leaf glowing in the dark/rejuvenating!

January 12 Small Stones

Uggg, a day of business calls, listening to menus, being on hold, speaking with people in technical support, paying bills and backing up photos.

January 11 Small Stones

A simple striped apron can create an abstract of ripples and folds.

January 10 Small Stone

A perfect find!  Stones! Pink stone on blue rock floats in a sea of clouds.

January 9 Small Stone

I love the old fashioned paper weights. One can find amazing abstracts in them.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

January 8th Small Stones

The winter shadows of the tree limbs on the wall are almost more interesting than the tree.

Friday, January 7, 2011

January 7th Small Stones

no sound
patter of kitten paws
love the sound “ brrrrrrr" kittens make sometimes when they run

Text above is my stone for the day but I had to include this photo as  I shot it this afternoon with my Canon point and shoot rather than with my Nikon.  I am very impressed with the quality of detail.  At some future date I will clean up the flash shadow.  Everything on this blog is a work in progress.

January 6th Small Stones

I woke up this morning and there was an amazing amount of frost on the ground.  As I walked around my frost covered yard, I came across this rose blooming in a pot...in freezing cold January.  Nature does some marvelous things!

(this was suppose to be posted yesterday but I needed to fix some things in Photoshop first.)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January 5th Small Stones

              Innocence of kitten sleeping until full speed ahead.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 4th Small Stones

 Early morning sun bleached the tall yellow grass white while the trees cast elongated purple shadows.

Monday, January 3, 2011

January 3rd Small Stones

Swallows scatter in the sky as the pink sunrise kisses the clouds.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

January 2nd Small Stones

 Kitten's face reflected in window as he watches the waves build and crash.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Day River of Stones

The sun glistens on the backs of the pintos as the ocean rolls.

Creativity and Time

We all struggle to find time to do the things we love to do versus the time for obligations, work and family.
Since I have not posted since I started in April, you can see my creative time for this blog never happened.  I had hoped to do some painting and drawing but most of my creative time went to photography and photoshop.  I shot a lot of picture especially of a herd of pintos I adopted.  You can see the images and posts on their blog at http://pointarenapintos.blogspot.com.  In this paragraph there are germs for future posts and discussions regarding making time for creativity, photography as an art form, etc.

My resolution for this year is to  be more creative with my art work, writing etc and to post regularly on this blog.Today, New Year's Day's creative post  is written as I am participating in "a river of stones" project " a river of stones is an international project started by Fiona & Kaspa to encourage people to engage with the world through writing a short observational piece every day during January." 

I think they have come up with a wonderful idea as it gives me and anyone participating a reminder to stop and reflect.  In the right column you will see I have posted their badge and if you wish to participate you can go to http://ariverofstones.blogspot.com/2010/12/welcome.html