Thursday, November 1, 2012

Dream New Dreams ~ Photo Art Friday 2 November 2012

I'm a dreamer. And I am also contented with Life As It Is. I used to live more for The Future and point myself at goals. And oftentimes over-focus on how far from them I was, how poorly I was performing at working toward them.

Lately that has completely changed. I am fully alive and engaged with Right Now. I have some goals, dreams, and sincere hopes, but they aren't going to make me one bit happier than I CAN BE Right Now, in this very moment. This is where I am, where my feet are, and what is.

So much of day-to-day Currie's Life is 180 degrees from what it used to BE. And even when I try really hard to harness my Yes-But-Really-I-Wish-I-Could-BE... I just don't make traction. I am content, enough, and grateful. And so it is...

I still dream but I am dreaming new dreams. I am dreaming that TODAY will give me opportunities to BE kind, to smile, to listen, and to love. Love what IS and love what is NOT. Simply BEing is extraordinarily generous.

For this Photo Art Friday, I went a little outside my Zone of Understanding How using Bonnie's wondrous "background" Cobblestone Road. I fiddled with it digitally in Picasa/Picnik BEcause that makes more sense to me, and I liked tweaking it there. Then I brought it and two other photos into PSE8 and did a little bit of NOT too much. I like the result very much.

Simple is good. Easy is sweet. Completing makes me happy. I hope you enJOY...






Photo Art Friday

28 comments:

PrairieJill said...

Very nice! Great colours and textures.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

You can't make art if you aren't willing to push a button here or add some colour here and there. It is fun just like when we were kids and had fingerpainting to try. I like that you try different things and you add colour. I am a fan of colour. Valerie

Bonnie said...

Vibrant and rich - just like you! Your philosophy of life is so full of wisdom. I leave feeling inspired on many levels. Thank you, Currie.

libbyquilter said...

fabulous ghostly colors here Currie~!

i need to get better at being in the now. thank you for the reminder.

:-)
libbyQ

Terrie Purkey said...

I enjoy following your entries toPAF and Texture Tuesday - they're all so creative. Thanks for the visit.

Janith said...

Your results of playing with the Cobblestones is so different from mine. At the same time, your thoughts on where you are in your life are so similar to mine. Love it!

Jeanne said...

I love how the colors of your photo really enrich the colors of the cobblestone texture. I am just learning a little more about digatal enhancements. I find myself "afraid" to try out things, or even have an idea of what to try. Think that is half the battle , getting up the nerve to "try it out'. Love you philosophy of appreciating the NOW. It is still somewhat of a battle that I struggle with daily, but am working hard on it.

Linda Kittmer said...

Beautiful piece and wonderful message. Love it!

A Garden of Threads said...

Wonderful, love your outlook on life. Take care, Jen

momphotographer said...

this is a wonderful piece, Currie!

merione said...

it is wonderful

Evelyn S. said...

I'm fascinated with your present journey and self-discovery. It's something I simply cannot articulate for my own life. As for your art...it's another fascinating and beautiful piece.

ormbunke said...

It´s my favorite picture. Ha de gott i helgen.

Miriam said...

Currie this is wonderful, I love it and feel inspired to play today.

Ruth said...

I'm a fan of simple, ease and flow too :) and it's important to use the programs that 'fit' with you because you can relax into it and then the magic flows! I love your art today Currie, the colours are gorgeous too :)

Danielle said...

I so agree with what you wrote here...especially at the beginning of this post...that is so where I am!!!

Becs said...

Love your words and your image is gorgeous - love how you've used the image and the colours and words are fantastic.

Candy C. said...

I enjoyed your post and your photo art very much! :)

Ida said...

Delightful piece, I enlarged to see the detail. Love the vibrant feel of your piece and I enjoyed reading your words about life and living in the here and now.

NatureFootstep said...

ah, you made it colorful. I like that. :)

Leovi said...

Excellent color and texture, great composition.

Catharina Engberg said...

I like it. It has some kind of mysterious glow over it. Great done Currie! Take care.

Sherri B. said...

I love what you did with your image - it's the playing that is the best part of creativity, isn't it? I also love your thoughts in this post - wise words! Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful weekend, Currie!

The Artful Diva said...

Nice work. It forces one to slow down and take a look to see and enjoy the message!

Leovi said...

My desire is to never stop dreaming.

lorik said...

I think I will go back and read this post regularly! Well thought and well said:)
Your art is beautiful -is a bit mysterious ( i was tempted to enlarge..which i did) and very rich an complex.

I love the wish pocket!
I won a "pocket buddy" in a giveaway. A little rabbit that you put in your pocket..maybe the two could combine:)
I gave it to my grandchild- he loved it.

inotherwordsandpictures.com said...

Hi Currie! I love what you created. The bright colors are wonderful.. Yes, enjoy each day as they come but keep dreaming. You never know what are might go.. (:

Laerte Pupo said...

when magnified looks like a Persian carpet.

Beautiful...