Thursday, February 21, 2013

"Only connect" ~ Photo Art Friday 22 February 2013


The desire to BE inspired by a theme trumps my unfortunate inclination to BEcome overwhelmed by it. 

At least this is what I tell myself…

Having the freedom to DO whatever I want with “Only connect” is brilliant.

It sent me on a delicious errand exploring quotes, wandering down sideroads that beckoned, and letting the words others have spoken or written settle in round me, like besties at the campfire.

I love the challenge sewn inside Photo Art Friday. How it encourages me to stretch just a little BEyond my reach.

It used to BE that I got brain cramps with the digital fiddling piece, yet over Time that has shifted. 

Imperceptibly. 

Like when I had learned to read enough to just keep reading…

Remember that?!

Therein lies connection. From TRYing to DO to BEing in the flow of a thing.

For my daily Gratitude posts I have an entire process of digital fiddling that is like the peanut butter and jelly part of making the sandwich.

The PB&J just dance there Now.

Like breathing.

DELICIOUS.

Now, without further aDO, the past week of my poeming + digital fiddling from I Love You, Currie...

The Gift of Openmindedness 2.15.13


The Gift of Prayer 2.16.13

The Gift of Quiet 2.17.13

The Gift of Respect 2.18.13


The Gift of Sincerity 2.19.13

The Gift of Time 2.20.13

The Gift of Unconditionality 2.21.13


Photo Art Friday

35 comments:

Terrie Purkey said...

Absolutely beautiful - thoughts and images! I particularly like the gift of quiet....You've done a great job with these.

BTW, thanks so much for the postcard from the Wee Cottage! It's lovely and made me and my mailbox very happy. Watch your mail....

Janet said...

BEautifully written, processed and presented, Currie!
I have missed your sense of humour & wisdom ...

Kim Stevens said...

Therein lies connection. From TRYing to Do to Being in the flow of a thing - I love that Currie, and love your quotes and fiddling, wonderful!

Linda Kittmer said...

Incredible images and thoughts Currie. So true...that magically moment when we go from 'trying' to 'doing' with sufficient success that we can embrace it and enjoy it fully while still continuing to develop our skills.

photoartbyanna said...

Such a cornucopia of creativity and beauty... thoughtful and thought provoking...and absolutely wonderful! Thank you for sharing - this is a post to return to and contemplate...!

travelintoadventure@gmail.com said...

your talent flows and your words too! Love your image for connect..
it's very cheerful!...
Hugs

Ruth said...

Such wise words amongst the beautifully composed and created artworks Currie, thank you for sharing them :)

Andrea Dawn said...

What a delightful feast you have spread before us, Currie! Each piece and quote are worthy of a chunk of time just to gaze upon and ponder the richness of colour, composition and wisdom.

Jeanne said...

Lovely quotes on your "digital fiddling' ( makes me laugh when you say that! Very nice job on these and so colorful

Bluebell Woods said...

interesting thoughts. I am following
Janice

A Garden of Threads said...

Wow, these are powerful quotes. Great collection for connections.

Ida said...

Wow you did a great job with your "fiddling" as you call it. These are really nice.
The gift of Quiet and The Gift of Prayer were my favorites. You are really becoming quite adept at these challenges.

NatureFootstep said...

o dear, I don´t even know where to begin. So I better not. You are very connected. :)

Edna B said...

Very interesting indeed! I find the gift of respect and the gift of unconditionality extremely worthwhile.

Stephanie said...

You have been producing so many beautiful pieces. I love your backgrounds witht he beautiful color combinations and textures. There is a beautiful flow in your work.

linda said...

These are wonderful, Currie, both words and art! I'd love to get to the place where you ARE.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely edits.

momphotographer said...

Love all the quotes, Currie. And the their presentation is wonderful, so creative and thoughtful.

Andrea said...

Oh, Currie, you have quietly exploded into Being yourself ... and the exposure to yourself of who you really are is a gift to you and to all of us. I long for the peace you are finding and I admire your courage in seeking it out. This was a wonderfully revealing post ... thank you!

Andrea @ From The Sol

Leovi said...

Yes, Precious compositions, I really like how you've been these beautiful textures, good job.

Emily S said...

Nicely done! I very nearly forgot the prompt (I'm trying very hard to play along each week), then noticed I had a couple of pieces that would work.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

It is wonderful to see the fun you are having creating these pieces. It is good for the soul. Valerie

louciao said...

Wonderful that you connect your stimulating thoughts with visually stimulating backgrounds. Super way to connect with others!

libbyquilter said...

beautiful work Currie~!
i love them all but find myself drawn to the sincerety image the most.

well done~!
:-)
libbyQ

stefanie stark said...

Wow, you did an amazing picture series! It is fantastic! - I also like your little prompt of TRYing to DO to BE ...
Additional I hopefully have some good news and possibly lots of new followers because I've been awarded a Liebster award this week and I have to nominate 5 blogs to pass it on to...and I've chosen you as one of my 5. You will see all of the details on my current post.
I hope you'll accept??!?!
And of course I became your follower too :)

Sherri B. said...

Such beautiful thoughts, Currie...and you present them in a lovely, artistic way. Your "gift of respect" quote really resonated for me - that's always a hard one, isn't it? Thank you for sharing...by the way, I also love wandering down sideroads that beckon. :)

Loredana Donovan said...

All very inspirational "gifts" but my favorite is having an open mind. Having an open mind truly allows deep connections. :)

foxysue said...

Thanks for the connection, nice to read your thoughts and yes I agree.

Have a lovely week of Being.

Denise Gilgannon said...

This is my first visit to your page and WOW! I love your wild writing, what an amazing rhythm you have with words...it is captivating. Loved all these posted pieces, images and words. I too am in MAJOR gratitude mode at this point in my life journey, so I hear you BIG!

The Artful Diva said...

Hey, Currie, these quotes are brilliant. Are you the author?

Miriam said...

Currie, your post is just fabulous, so thoughtful, so creative. x

ormbunke said...

Wonderful words and photo. Ha de gott.

Prairie Jill said...

Lovely series of poems. I like your PAF "only connect" piece, too - great colours (as always!)

Annemor said...

Wonderful words and photo.
Best whises.
Mormor

Maria said...

These are absolutely wonderful!