Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Making Peace with My Inner Child

So this is kind of a hokey picture, part of a self portrait assignment for my Digital Photography class where I had to place myself with a group of ten other people using my new found Photoshop skills. No rules about who those ten other people were and whether they were actually shot at the same time, so I decided to have a little fun with it. I don't know which part amuses me more, the one where I am holding my own hand? The one where I am hugging myself in my Raggedy Andy Halloween costume? My husband thought the big me peeking out from behind all the little me's was funny. So I need to work on scale a little bit, but whose noticing?
Sorting through all of my old photos to do this project brought back a lot of childhood memories. Some of them were fun, some warm and sweet, some painful. I've been learning about my "inner child", or broken and hurt places from the past, and how they will affect the choices I make in my present circumstances until I address them and heal, so this was kind of a therapeutic project. I decided to call it "Making Peace With My Inner Child".
Okay - no cracks about my Carol Brady hairdo!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Another Studio Clearance

Its that time again, OPF Studio Clearance (or "Help a Struggling College Student Provide Christmas For Her Family Sale").

I'm listing some of my art from my personal collection and some that I intended to list ages ago but couldn't let go of - now through the holiday season. The prices will never go lower so it's a great time to buy yourself or someone you love a gift for Christmas! Stop by OPF Studio today!

And if you're in the mood to make it yourself, I'm letting go of a lot of my treasures so here is your chance to get a bargain on something unique to inspire your creative muse! Come by Other Peoples Flowers at Etsy and Shop till ya Drop!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

SOFA Chicago

Took a drive...

to the city...

had a hot date....

and a cold walk on the pier...

I might have thought it was a dream...

but after 6 hours of looking at art my feet started to scream...

Camera's weren't allowed on the floor so you only get to peek...

I left thanking the good Lord ...

For an awe inspiring day and a magical night...

Friday, November 07, 2008

Don't We All Need A Theme Song?

This pretty much sums up the season I'm in. The words couldn't be more in tune with my life today.
If you're not one for listening to music videos online here are the lyrics, but I highly highly recommend listening to this very beautiful song:

Whatever You're Doing (Something Heavenly) lyrics

It's time for healing time to move on
It's time to fix what's been broken too long
Time make right what has been wrong
It's time to find my way to where I belong
There's a wave that's crashing over me
All I can do is surrender

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos somehow there's peace
It's hard to surrender to what I can't see
but I'm giving in to something heavenly

Time for a milestone
Time to begin again
Revaluate who I really am
Am I doing everything to follow your will
or just climbing aimlessly over these hills
So show me what it is you want from me
I give everything I surrender...


Time to face up
Clean this old house
Time to breathe in and let everything out
That I've wanted to say for so many years
Time to to release all my held back tears

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but I believe
You're up to something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly

Whatever you're doing inside of me
It feels like chaos but now I can see
This something bigger than me
Larger than life something heavenly
Something heavenly

It's time to face up
Clean this old house
Time breathe in and let everything out