i hate it when 'life' gets so busy, crazy maybe, that creativity seems to slump. wither slowly, further away.
i feel so much more alive when my juices are flowing.
they are there. waiting to surface. just need to find a moment to let them shine.
i read a blog post tonight by Kim at Picking Poppies about shooting water and oil. i have heard of this several times, but her tutorial REALLY caught my eye. not only for the simplicity of it, but the ability to let my creative juices flow and expand on her example.
so..i know what my Saturday morning will include on my covered front porch..
lucky to steal a few hours with my photobud yesterday and shoot a little. i was having withdrawal..hadn't shot with her in over 3 weeks! thanks Wendy for making the afternoon happen!
so without anymore babble, let's get to my SHS prompts for this week!
this horse had the most simple face but it was strikingly beautiful to me. i wanted to get closer to the fence to shoot but was a little leary of the farmer that my photobud was asking to shoot his corn cob!
oats are grain, right?
an archive shot from my trip to Phili
if you read my last post, i am striving to have my camera with me all the time. i cannot and won't leave it in my van. so..i had to start looking for another bag that would hold my camera and lenses, my kindle, maybe my laptop if needed as well as purse stuff.
searched the bags on the internet but they were kind of pricey for me right now. so..i went to the Vera Bradley sale rack and started looking, opening, imagining.
i found one (of course).
so here is a tiny shot of the stitching.
can't wait to load it up!
(Vera..can you please make some camera and knitting bags? Thanks!)
had to go to the archives for this one too.
i guess i could have come up with a new shot, but i love this baby girl and her bubbles!
thanks for stopping by!
i am off to see all the other amazing prompts for this week!
shs again! long week, so my prompts were kind of thrown together! hope everyone has a great weekend and a blessed Easter Sunday!
1)new tulips are blooming and beautiful!
one of my new textures i painted this past week.
these words explain 'life' to me.
as much as i LOVE spring blossoms and the newness of the season, my allergies do not. if it's not the pollen it's the fragrance that gets me. BUT i don't let that stop me from shooting, i just do it with a stuffy nose!
4)pink this was my first pink prompt.. but then..
i was driving home from the grocery store on Saturday afternoon and happened to see this!
i mean, how many pink trains do YOU see?
had to go home, get my camera, and drive back.
i really need to start having it with me at all times!
i was knitting about a week and a half ago. a hat on circular needles. i was loving the color and texture that was being woven together. i was almost ready to decrease, which is pretty close to the end of the hat and i noticed something looked a little odd.
shouldn't it have been 'obvious' to me that i somehow twisted it around and was knitting it in a twisted twirl?
i find this to be so true in my life. if i dwell on the door God has already closed for me, i cannot see past, or, may not even 'see' for that matter, the door He is opening for me.
i have been in situations, places on my journey, where the negativity and entire atmosphere is so forceful that it has sucked me in, and i accept that place, that frame of mind. as if there is nothing more out there. trust me, when that happens, your faith is tried, over and over and over. and it is so easy to lose sight, to not see the 'light'. to miss your prayer of desperation, that is clearly being answered right before your eyes.
how many opportunities have we all missed..
because we were so focused on the door that we should of closed instead of the door He was opening right before us?
in the last 2 days, i am becoming more aware of answered prayer.
of the incredible, incredible blessing He has placed before me.
the answer came in His own time, certainly not mine. years. but the door He has opened before me was SO worth the wait. it was a time of learning. hard, painful lessons.
i know that now. in that time, i believe He was strengthening me.
this post is to encourge you to believe, to keep praying, to expect blessings because that is what God promises His children.
and when He is ready to answer..
drop to your knees in thanksgiving!!
He will place you where He wants you.
He brought us all here for a purpose.
His will be done, not ours.
think about that.
when you take control and do 'your will', you go against all the blessings and desires He has for you.
He knows your talents, skills, heart and soul.
He knows where He needs you to be.
'For You created my inmost being, You knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made!'