Thursday, November 15, 2012

Time for a Little Christmas...

I thought and I thought til my thinker was nearly sore and definitely sleepy. I had several ideas, tried out some things, even started some things I am quite likely to continue, and then like a blinding flash, I had an idea. And Now I have spent nearly an hour trying to digitally fiddle with it. I canNOT seem to improve upon the SOOC photograph. [I just learned this; means Straight Out Of Camera] It's a nice problem I have here. 



Seems this week is Hansi Week here on BE Currie. I am using this photograph for APR#35, and I used another for Texture Tuesday The Dream eDition. I am wondering if I can find another to use for Photo Art Friday as the suggestion is a piece that is "a digitally manipulated still life" [as opposed to simply a still life photograph]. We'll just have to see.

Anyway, Now that I found this I am, to my deLIGHT, feeling a little more in the Spirit of the Season. This photo was truly a gift of serendipity, caught in a flurry of photographs I took Christmas Eve Morning when I stopped by for a little something something Christmas-something with my friends!! It was my sweetest slice of Christmas 2009, catching little Mr. Man in such a JOYous blink of rapture!!

Christmas, for me, is a quiet time. No plans. No TO-DO at all. Yet here's the thing I realised from this prompt and invitation to wonder. It is, truly, a time in my heart. A place I can go in a blink, a place where memories dance and weave themselves together. I have had quite a large number of Christmases over 59 years, and this week they've all been whispering their sweetest memories to me.

Thanks so much, Jenn, for this prompt. I wasn't sure it was "for me" and then I decided to let that thought out the door. Your invitation has given me a pleasant pause, a sweet smile, and happy heart...

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15 comments:

The Artful Diva said...

Well you've gone and done it. I'm now officially in the holiday mood - didn't think it would happen this year....

Terrie Purkey said...

Adorable. Sweet. The picture of contained excitement. The flirt of a smile. The crinkle of paper being ripped. AND those eyelashes! That baby fine hair that is so delicious and you captured so well. A great image for a great memory!

Gloria said...

How sweet it is! What an adorable face! A great picture you captured a moment in time.

Leovi said...

That handsome ... Pure tenderness, excellent photo. Greetings.

Sharon Evans said...

What a sweet photo, captures the excitement of ChristmaS

johanna said...

i think one seldom gets a picture with such an expression - pure delight!

Sandra said...

What a wonderful photo. You have capture a very special moment. i know what you mean about sweet memories, I love looking at photographs.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Beautiful photo. Nothing is better than seeing the sweet delight of a child at the holidays or any time!

see you there! said...

Darling. Somehow Christmas is all about children to me so this is a perfect entry.

Darla

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

You couldn't have capture the spirit of Christmas any better than with this photograph. Blessings!

Molly said...

this is awesome! you captured the perfect look! and i love his little dimples!

Rita said...

I've spent a good decade of quiet Christmases (and Thanksgivings) alone...and then just me and Karma. But Christmas is my favorite time of year. Like you say--it lives in your heart. Just such a time of love for humanity for me. What a sweet picture. All of mine are SOOC photos because I don't have a clue how to alter them--LOL! And I'm fine with that. Have a great weekend, Currie.

Jennifer McLean said...

just a terrific photograph. thanks for sharing such an angelic child.

Cindy Adkins said...

Absolutely adorable. I'm your newest follower. I like the whole tone of your blog...and enjoyed reading what you shared in this post about Christmas. I don't "do" a lot for the holiday either...certainly not as much as many people anyway. Over the years,it's become quite simple for me. Nice to "meet" you.
Cindy @Art,Books, Tea

stefanie stark said...

Your christmas note and the photopicture of the young man are so adorable. I like your texts very much. You always seems to know what kind of thoughts I need ;) Many thanks for sharing!