Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Along the fence

This week's theme is along the fence. What a brilliant starting point for a series of photos. 

'And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.'
Roald Dahl

Friday, 23 September 2011


A very late entry this week due to the first cold of the Autumn term leaving me zapped of energy. The theme this week is red, which coincides quite nicely with the  shoes I treated myself to last weekend. Red shoes are a big deal for me, as I  yearned for a pair of shiny red shoes throughout my childhood. You see, my shoes always had to be of the sensible variety;I certainly wasn't a girly girl where pretty shoes would have matched even sweeter outfits and there wasn't enough money to buy anything just because you liked it- everything had to be practical and last a long time. I don't know why  I wanted red shoes, perhaps exactly because they would have been an adventure, a stepping out of the ordinary. Thus, as I walked past those shoes I heard them shout out in glee. Carpe diem ( seize the day) I thought.  I ignored those voices that told me that I was being frivolous, that I wasn't feminine enough. 

Shiny red shoes, just for me. Because I like them!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Walking the threads

These days I find myself expressing myself more in pictures, be it  through photographs or artwork, than by means of words alone. Less means more. I like to consider myself a lover of the power of words and I am not quite sure what is going on. However, I shall go with the flow. So instead of writing a detailed blog post this week, I shall show you the photographs I took whilst exploring my local nature reserve; so many treasures just waiting to be found.

Individuals were tied to the rhythms  and forces of nature. 
They were capable of walking the threads that link the invisible and visible worlds.
Ted Andrews. 

Words and pictures

This week's theme is words and pictures, the idea being  to inspire using a photograph layered with words. This has to be one of my favourite past times, indeed I am becoming quite a quote addict in the process. I have chosen a photograph I took during August Break ( the first time I have reused a photograph for this project) purely because it keeps on speaking to me, even weeks after I first took it. The quote is of course from the rousing Rhythm of Life song, which also seems to be cropping up rather a lot at the moment. I think there might just be a message there.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

This place is quiet

The quest this week is to capture a quiet place,  somewhere where you are able to unwind and softly come apart at the seams. For me this has has to be the world of books. For when I read, the noise of life disappears, only my imagination and the words I am holding matter. I am me.

 There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you with freedom.