Thursday, September 13, 2012

Learning Is My Heart; It Completes Me.


When Bonnie first put this prompt out there, I was drawn right in. I love words. Like I love to breathe.

Suddenly I was thinking about all the many words I have written on this Life Journey. I was waking up with one string of them or another.

And then...

The words right BEside this and every one of my posts, words that I actually feel came through me rather than from me, woke me one way early morning...

LEARNING IS MY HEART; IT COMPLETES ME.

There they are. 
7 simple words that speak ME
ME as an artist. 
ME as a human. 
ME as ME...

I wanted to "DO" this more with Photoshop Elements, and I wanted to tell you how I did it, and I even did another version... 

Ultimately I went with my heart, using a photograph I took on my move west to east in 2009, wandering one day in St. Augustine, Florida. And I added the sentence in Picnik and that was enough.

I suppose that just proves the truth of my 7 words.

Learning is where I live Life.
It is how I live.
It is what Life is all about for me.


Photo Art Friday

22 comments:

PrairieJill said...

Lovely image - so bright and colourful!

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, so weird. I woke one morning and had my quote and a picture in my mind. Lovely quote!!!

Rita said...

Awesome!! I remember that spark...something that ignites the soul...just learning that writing letters on a piece of paper represented me...and reading could take me anywhere at all...and the sheer joy of learning new things. This post just lifted my heart, lady! And the bright, wild, complex painting fits perfectly. :):)

kareninkenai said...

Learning is so much fun - and, we get to do it all our life. I love it. Great image and lovely sentence. Thanks for sharing. Karen

lorik said...

What a fantastic image - to me it is very positive and happy-almost bursting! A celebration of life! I really like both the image and the words:)

kkkkaty said...

The colors are so pleasing to the eye and your sentence brought to mind Tom Cruise's phrase in Jerry McGuire..it's a strong statement..;)

Ida said...

Your piece is so colorful and fun. I like your 7 word phrase. I think learning is an important part of life. If we don't continue to learn and grow then we become stagnant in our life. Thanks for sharing.

Andrea said...

We learn, we grow, we become ... how nicely you captured the idea and made it joyful with your choice of picture and colors. A valuable lesson for all to ... learn :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

momphotographer said...

what a wonderful and thoughtful post, Currie!

Miriam said...

I love the colours in your image and your words are perfect.

Leovi said...

Great colors, I love this composition.

ormbunke said...

Jag gillar det du skriver och den färgrika bilden. Tack för din kommentar.

Viv (modifica) said...

Great photo and lovely use of colour and 7 words fantastic....

Birgitta said...

Everything in your post is beautiful. Both your art and words.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Beautifully put, Ms. BE. Blessings!

NatureFootstep said...

love your sentence. So true for many I think. More of less it is what it is to be human.

sandee said...

I love words too, quotes and sayings are always seeming to speak to me! Love the colors you used, very bright and cheerful mix! awesome! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Loredana Donovan said...

Very bright and colorful photo and I love your sentence! Learning is what makes us grow and connect :)

Janet said...

Love your words, Currie! Both the meaning and the way you have processed them in your piece! Stunning colours and great capture! Have a BEautiful day!

dailyvisualinspiration said...

Never ever stop learning, there is always room to grow! Epiphanies are a BEautiful thing to find as they are rare but when they do happen, they're quite powerful!

Thanks for stopping by on my blog :)

Bonnie said...

Delightful, Currie! It's been a privilege to witness your explorations and growth since you have joined us at PAF. Love your piece and sentence.

Bonnie said...

Fantastic, Currie!