Day 3- a partner in challenging creativity

Day 3 #fivedaybwchallenge- I took these images at the beginning of my A Photo A Day project in 2013. I knew the empty garden pots would look much better in black and white; simplifying the image so I could focus on shape, design and texture. When I posted the image I remember the feedback was positive, in particular from my old college roommate who is a painter and theater props master.

The photo and the concept intrigued her enough to join the A Photo A Day Challenge. I believe part of the interest was wanting and needing to bring more creativity and vision into her daily life-which was my main motivation also.

 I don’t think I would have been as successful if it were Nancy and others who joined me on this challenge.

Nancy is flying in from NYC today to visit, laugh, play, and see the last few days of “Vivid Conversations”.  Her support has been invaluable to me over the last few decades years. Our conversations always inspire me.

Day 2-"Carry me home"

Day 2- B&W Challenge ‪#‎fivedaybwchallenge‬“ Carry me home” -an image from my collection of work in “Third Effect”.

The work in the series took an unexpected turn towards spirituality as I started to create it.

Listening to a bit of Bluegrass Gospel music from greats like Bailey and Vincent, The wailing’ Jennys, Paul Williams, and of course my all time favorite Johnny Cash has inspired me to think about how the meaning of songs can come together with my photographic observations- with inquiry about what is out there and up there…