Lazy J Bar C

Lazy J Bar C

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Photo Art Friday - 09/14/2012


I'm joining Bonnie for Photo Art Friday this week where she challenged us to compose a seven word sentence that describes your life or experience or process as an artist (be it a photographer, painter, mixed media artist, digital artist, whatever ...) and marry your sentence to a piece of photo art that somehow illustrates your sentence. Of course, this is entirely optional and you can link up any piece of photo art that you want to share!

I came up with my "sentence" a couple of weeks ago and have been working on what type of photo art I wanted to use to illustrate it. At one point, I was even trying to figure out how I could use a picture of the laundry hanging outside on the line! LOL!! Instead, I started with the beautiful basket of peppers in the lower left corner. The peppers were given to me yesterday and as I was getting ready to chop them up for the freezer, I realized how lovely they were! Then, I started thinking of all the beauty that is in my life every day and decided to add my sweet goat, Daphne, and a beautiful wildflower I photographed earlier this year. I used Bonnie's free Vintage Vellum texture as a background.

Quite often, I think I have to have a WOW picture for it to be beautiful and be considered "art" but I'm learning that there is beauty to be found in the little things every day! :)

I'm also linking up with Orange You Glad It's Friday, which was one of the memes I had in mind when I photographed the peppers!

22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

amen to that! :)

edenhills said...

I absolutely love you photo art! The message is as beautiful as your photography!

A Garden of Threads said...

As artists we make our pictures for ourselves, so every photo is a WOW. And this one is fabulous and the quote perfect.

nancy said...

I LOVE THAT!

kareninkenai said...

Exactly. Wonderful images and absolutely true words. -- woah, I see Ginger cream scones in the side bar - I might have to make another visit! Smiles. Thanks for sharing! Karen

eljaygee said...

spot on - it's not always the wow but rather the hmm that is the basis. This is a lovely trio

Kristina said...

My son has done a drawing of one of our goats and sold it in his etsy store. He's working on more. Animals can be so beautiful.

Pat said...

Lovely presentation!

joanne said...

"Learning" is the key word here....thanx for sharing your lovely photo art....

Maple Lane said...

So very lovely!

Marigold said...

The goat. The best photo art for any Friday. :)

Ida said...

Very nice piece and wonderful phrase to live by. It's a lot like how I feel as well about life and art.

momphotographer said...

I totally agree, that there is a beauty in things small. They hide waiting to be discovered!

Robyn said...

Very fitting, Candy! The background and photo boarders work great with the picts. I love this mantra!

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend.

HoodPhoto said...

Thanks for keeping my meme in mind when photographing! This is a great submission for Orange You Glad It's Friday. Thanks for participating!

Sarah
Hood Photo Blog

Evelyn S. said...

I don't even try to do this kind of challenge....I just don't think this way, or maybe I'm totally un-creative! Love your collage...your statement.... and your touch of orange!

Currie Silver said...

This really REALLY expresses so much. The little bits and pieces of Life, they are so very amazing.

I love how you share the thought about the wow factor. I often find myself tripped-up in those thoughts...

I love the simplicity and truth in your words and photograph. So glad to BE a part of this...

Kim Stevens said...

The little things of everyday....yes, yes, yes! I love your sentence and photo for PAF!

Kateri said...

Those little things that make the heart sing if you just stop and notice them!

Marie said...

A collage of the beautiful things that makes your life good sounds like a lovely project. I like what you chose!

It was so good to see you again! I forgot your egg cartons:-( All the more reason for us to get together some time soon. :-)

Mimi Foxmorton said...

You are simply ROCKIN' this photography! Sooo beautiful!
And you really ARE finding the beauty in everyday life!

Have a lovely and creative day!
Mimi

Bonnie said...

Perfect marriage of sentence and collage! Couldn't agree more with the sentiments in your post. Thank you for sharing with Photo Art Friday, Candy.