Saturday, 7 December 2013

Open to Possibilities

Well, after a whole month of being "OPEN" to inspiration for the current prompt, it appears my muse has headed for warmer climates.  I really enjoy preparing a post that not only serves to showcase my photos but also brings a corresponding message of some sort.
Such is life  . . . sometimes it is difficult to match things up in a way that makes sense.
And in fact, there are a number of things going on right now that are quite baffling to me, how to process them is proving to be quite a puzzle.

It has however not prevented me from creating a number of pieces that I am happy to share with you all.

"Burning Bush"
Original photo taken early November before all the autumn colours fell away.

 "Coastlands of the Sea"
Cropped from a photo of my painted pumpkin, this piece was created the day of the horrific typhoon in the Phillipines.  Those suffering through the aftermath were much on my heart and prayers were offered up for safety and rescue of survivors.  May they continue to heal as they rebuild their lives, their homes, their nation.

This final image was inspired by this story posted at A Holy Experience
 just 2 days ago.  (And it fits the prompt, too ☺)

 At the end of the post is this Dickinson quote:

"Hope is the thing with wings,
 that lands at the end of you
and shows you how to open to possibilities, 
so that you never close again."

(original version of the butterfly piece)

Pixel Dust Photo Art


  1. A beautiful post - I enjoyed reading it and I think your photos are so creative and very inspiring!

  2. Well, you opened our hearts and showed us hope ... you couldn't have crated a better response to Bonnie's prompt. I have many friends from the Phillipines that live here, but have family over there. This has been a very difficult time for them and your thoughts and prayers are much needed. You are blessed with a caring heart. As is often the case, your post touched my heart ... Thank you

    Andrea @ From The Sol

  3. oh I so love this. I felt like I was on a BEautimous adventure and seeing it all through another's eyes. that is the JOY to me of photo art. BEing able to ride inside another's perspective.

  4. very wonderful artist that you are... always a pleasure to see your heart in colour and black and white... laid bare for us ~ love the fiery bush sooooooooooo much~ and Hope is the thing with wings~ my fav colours

  5. No wonder Moses had to check out the "Burning Bush" in Exodus if it looked as terrific as your photo creation. Beautifully done.

    Moses and the Burning Bush
    3 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. 2 There the angel of the Lord appeared to him in flames of fire from within a bush. Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 So Moses thought, “I will go over and see this strange sight—why the bush does not burn up.”
    4 When the Lord saw that he had gone over to look, God called to him from within the bush, “Moses! Moses!”
    And Moses said, “Here I am.”

  6. Your tender heart and your artistic soul combine so beautifully in these works, Andrea. I especially love the Coastlands image - it does look much like a picture of the ocean taken from way up in the heavens.

  7. Beautiful pictures in warm and cold colors and my favorite is the burning bush.
    Tanks for visiting my blog :)

  8. I commented from my iPad but guess it didn't get through. Anyway, I'm just blown away by your artistry! Each one is awesome. When are you going to start giving courses to share your secrets?!

  9. These are all beautiful! I really love the processing you did, especially that first one. It deserves to be hanging on your wall!

  10. I've always liked that poem about hope. Thinking of you as you riffle for meaning.

  11. Beautiful work!


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