artismysanity

My words and my pictures. All I have


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Spring’s on the way!

I’m having a lovely time. And I still haven’t thanked my best friend for giving me the piece of advice that allowed me to leave my grief behind and move on, so I will dedicate this post to her. For always being there to listen to me and support me, wherever we are, and for putting up with my endless rants.

A few days ago I stepped out the door and almost got blown away. Here, that’s a lovely sing, because it marks the beginning of the warmer days and the imminent coming of spring. We have windy springs. Sometimes annoyingly windy (try snapping a picture of an iris when it’s being rocked in all directions), but nothing can take away the happiness that Spring brings with her. Spending time in the garden, feeling the warmth of the sun and the breeze on my skin, wearing lighter clothes … there’s a magical feeling about this season.

This time of healing is good for the soul. And enjoying life is such a great thing!


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Violet joy

I’ve decided that I definitely need a break. Not from art, but from all the logical thinking I’ve been doing for college. I need to just get out and go with the flow. I need to stop worrying and have more fun.

Since I’m boring myself with sunset shots, I went through the archives and found these colorful african daisies that brightened my mood (I’m having one of those days were all sorts of silly things go wrong, and put together end up amounting to one very frustrated person wondering why the universe is out to get her). I hope they brighten yours too, even if you’re already happy :).


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Flowers and sunsets

I didn’t have enough energy to start editing my project shots today, even though I did get out for a short while and took some pictures. I’m feeling a bit worse than yesterday, but it’s just a cold, and I know I’ll be better in another couple of days. In the meantime, my mother keeps a permanent flow of hot beverages and my cat lets me hold him and pet him for longer than usual. Being sick is not so bad, if you look at it that way.

So, since my brain is on a leave of absence, today I’m posting some shots from two weeks ago that I never got to post, and hoping that tomorrow my head will be clear enough to get back to doing something. I’m rushing off to bed now. Enjoy!


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There’s beauty all around!

More flowers and sunset shots. Have I already said how lovely african daisies are? I think you just can’t go wrong with these flowers.

This weekend, I decided to try something different for my weekly sunset. Instead of going to the beach or the harbor, I stopped halfway and shot tree silhouettes. It was hard, watching the sun set and not being at the beach, but it was fun, too. I hope I have time to edit and post the pictures soon.

One strange thing that happened while I was shooting (on the shoulder of the road) was all the honking. Has it ever happened to you? It seems that just because I have a camera people feel the need to honk and wave. Apparently my camera is a rock star.


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Lantanas and african daisies

Yesterday I had my first episode of I-don’t-want-to-see-a-camera-or-open-photoshop-for-twenty-four-hours-straight. It was weird, but it was also understandable – I’ve been taking pictures non-stop for a week, plus these past days we’ve had temperatures of over 35ºC (95ºF), and my pressure was crawling on the floor.

Today was my mother’s gardening day and the weather cooperated, so I spent a while in the garden shooting flowers. I’m falling in love with macro photography (or close-up, since this isn’t technically macro). I love my L20!

Again, I adjusted contrast and saturation with Photoshop to get the colors right.