Category Archives: imagination

The earth has music…

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Blended image by Joyce Meyer

The earth has music for those who will listen ~ George Santayana

 

Weed or Wish?

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Image by Joyce Meyer

Yes, this was my lawn last spring… I’m going for wish.

Abstract exploration…

ab·stract art:  Art that does not attempt to represent external reality, but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures.

Result from Photoshop manipulation using the liquify tool. As I played with the strokes, the image seemed to take on a form in tune with the Christmas season.

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Image of winter sun through icy branches. Manipulated with liquify tool in Photoshop and seemed to take on the form of a mother and child with a cross.

 

Fleeting Moments

Fleeting Moments…

Easter2015-33blendmayanwebBlend of beach at the Tulum ruins near Playa Del Carmen, woman at the Chichen Itza archeological site  and a wall mural located in Playa Del Carmen. 

The history and legacy of the Mayan people also appear to be fleeting as tourism and beaches are the key to survival. It is well worth the time to tour the historic sites of Tulum and Chichen Itza with a knowledgeable guide to learn more about their interesting past.  The history of the Mayan people is kept alive through archeological sites such as these.

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Floating through life

Same… but different.

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We each walk our own paths in life with a mixture of purpose, pleasure and pain. It seems as though we all “float” along in our journey with each step a temporary moment in time. Both images were captured on the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. The two hikers are passing through while the floating image is farm woman in Galicia.  As I write this, I’m thinking I should reverse these images. Hmmm…?

 

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The Prairie Bride ~ In a world of make believe…

Young children spend much of their time in the land of make believe, but imagination is not reserved only for children’s play.  Adults constantly use their imagination to help them invent new things, visualize, solve problems, enjoy a book or movie and think creatively.  No wonder Albert Einstein felt that “imagination is more important than knowledge.”

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Imagination is a cognitive skill that is used throughout life and not reserved only for children.  Why do you suppose the popular ad, Calgon take me away, has been so effective?

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Prairie Bride #2

Keeping our imagination sharp is a highly useful tool in creative thinking and problem solving. Unfortunately, we do lose some of our playful curiosity and imagination as we mature.  A study involving 350 children showed that kids’ natural tendency to daydream and wonder declines sharply around 4th grade. ~ Psych Info  That is about the age peer acceptance becomes increasingly important to a child.  We begin to worry about being “dumb” or saying/doing something wrong, as perceived by others. We are also constantly reminded to “pay attention.”

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Prairie Bride #3

Einstein, who said we need to be child-like to be creative, also said, “Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.”  How true…

Now, excuse me as I go off to dream of faraway lands filled with adventure and intrigue .