Wednesday, July 29, 2015

I love to walk by the seashore

"I love to walk by the seashore"
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 I love to walk by the seashore, on the clean white sand so bare,

I love to walk by the rippling waves for I find refuge there..

I love to walk by the seashore when a white fog's in the air,

When a pallid mist o'shadows the beach,

And no breeze is stirring there.

I love to walk by the seashore,

And see the waves in motion.

I love the sea in all its moods,

For God made the mighty ocean....

~ Theodore R Rowley ~










Monday, July 27, 2015

Insomnia

By 0300 this morning my eyes were wide open..I couldn't get back to sleep, so I decided to get up..
I had the urge to do textures and edits...I grabbed a small batch of my old street photos and went to work (play)..Two cups of coffee later I came up with these .. I think I crave a day at the MFAH.. A day of downtown window shopping sounds mighty good too :-)







Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
~ Rumi ~






















Nature Footstep-Catching Light










Tuesday Afternoon a spirit of simplicity

Saturday, July 25, 2015

How to be Alone


Lonely is a freedom that breaths easy and weightless and lonely is healing if you make it.
-Tanya Davis (from How to Be Alone) 








Personally, I don't feel uncomfortable  being alone in public..As long as I don't feel threatened..If I am doing the activities that I enjoy...

The bad type of alone comes into play when I feel uninvited..When I feel disappointment for not being included in major events involving family and friends...If I feel tossed aside by people important to me..


Athough I love watching and shooting pics of a sunrise with friends, it is also an activity that I enjoy doing alone..The quiet beauty of a sunrise energizes me for the rest of the day :-)

Here is a video I recently watched that has a poem that I like..I thought I would share...







Friday, July 24, 2015

Freedom

Caged birds accept each other, but flight is what they long for..
~ Tennessee Williams ~













ImagesByCW Photography

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Self Awareness

With my first morning cup of coffee I began reading..
I read today's post by Linda "Letting your pictures do the talking" and clicked on the links she shared. 
Linda mentioned that she was intrigued by an e-mail she received from a photographer she follows,  Kim Manley Ort ..
After seeing Nathan Wirth's visual Q &A  COOPH-Nathan Wirth , Kim Manley Ort felt inspired to put together her own blog post sharing her answers to this identical series of ten questions.. This is the link to Kim's version.
These ten questions are common ones that many photographers encounter when they share their work..
What's unique about Nathan's and Kim's posts is that they answered these ten questions with images they had taken in the course of their photography work. 
Suddenly I found myself following a trail leading to my own self awareness.. 
This kind of reflection involved the pleasant task of going back in history..
These are my visual answers to each of the ten questions presented :-)

Who are you?


Why photography?




What is your trademark photographic style?


What truly inspires you?


Where do you go when you close your eyes?



Where is home for you?



How would you describe your lifestyle?

One of seven Juame` Plensa Statues, Buffalo Bayou Park-Houston Texas

What makes a great shot?


How do you view the world?


What is an important lesson that you have learned?



All of these photos were taken within 25 miles of each other, in my own neck of the woods :-)






Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Reach for the Clouds


I am a big believer in the mirror test. All that matters is if you can look in the mirror and honestly tell the person you see there, that you've done your best.
~ John McKay ~













For me, my best yesterday was to get out of the house and treat myself to a good time!  I did some window shopping and met up with family..We had a yummy dinner together while catching up with each other's lives :-))

P.S

I just now found out about this, it made my day :-)    Wednesday Focus- Focusing on Life









Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Perfection


" The thing that is real hard and really amazing is giving up on being perfect, 
and beginning the work of becoming yourself."

~Anna Quindlen ~





Saturday, July 18, 2015

Friday, July 17, 2015

Fly Away

This is what I intend to do for a couple of weeks sometime in the coming months..A vacation to a peaceful pretty place, away from home, sounds like my idea of heaven :-)))

Where would you go if you had the time / resources in place?













Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Hanging in there

Art is never finished, only abandoned...
~ Leonardo da Vinci ~

A piece of work or a plan left abandoned can make me feel shame..

I become depressed and stagnant when I don't feel like I live up to my own ideals, or other's ideals... Who I should be... What I should accomplish...What I should look like..

My life goes into a downward spiral..Too many must do's and should do's at one time will do that to me, lol

Today, I found some inspiration and encouragement...

From other bloggers who shared what they do or don't do when their lives are more sour than sweet..

It is so much easier to hang in there when we have company :-)







Saturday, July 11, 2015

Where I create

Good Afternoon! My name is Lisa..

I am participating in Karen Valentine's 7th annual " My Desert Cottage Where Bloggers Create" 2015 Blog Party..This is my first year of linking up :-)

Welcome to my creative corner of the world.My space is in a small section of my back yard..

I have made it a relaxing place to lounge while doing my digital creations..

Also a good spot for assembling / grouting mosaic art or beaded jewelry..

I tend to use this table as a surface for my still life photography those times the sunlight is gentle ...

I live in Texas, so spending time in my little creative corner depends upon the weather being comfortable, lol :-)


I have two sweet fur babies who supervise whenever I indulge my creativity :-)


























My Desert Cottage

Thursday, July 9, 2015

A Summer Day

" A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken"
~ James Dent ~












ImagesByCW Photography

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Memories

I was going thru old photos because I couldn't sleep last night..I shot these scenes while on an outing with a new friend..We enjoyed this winter sunset, in Galveston TX, two years ago..
Time flies..
I hope to travel a little bit further this year, lol..I have high hopes of going to Colorado, Washington and maybe California this Fall..
Some people who are very dear to me call these places home :-)



















Wednesday, July 1, 2015

A walk in the rain

It had been a while since friends and I had last visited our favorite nursery / ate lunch together.
Today we were gonna go, rain or shine..It was rainy, but it was a fine fun day :-))





































Feline Art Friday