17 December 2018
Taken in Camera+ and edited in Snapseed and Pixlr.
Click onto image to enlarge. Let me know your response to this photomontage. Prints are available upon request.
As the year continues to wane, I seek more and more optimism. One of my year-end rituals is to peruse my photo library, scanning my year’s inner lens. This tradition has a way of uplifting and instilling introspection.
Then I search to select one image to post that seems to show the direction of my imagery over the last twelve months. It may not be my favorite, but it must cheer and reveal certain qualities. I also like to take a short break from the blog, and want to have a lively image to exhibit as a last visual story for my blog in 2018.
In the Lens section is a photomontage, and that technique as well as collage has become a regular feature of my work. Photomontage, especially, are magical and mysterious, allowing me to create a composite of the real world with an illusion and imaginary vision of my inner universe.
I wish for all of you a quiet and peaceful turn of the year, and may 2019 bring sheer moments of creative energy and enthusiasm and exhilaration. If the cloud of climate change does nothing else, it should spark desire to live life to its potential, and bring all of us together toward a quest for community activism about how to return our world into a healthy planet.
Ode to Nature:
Lightens life’s step.
Vivifies life’s mood.
Heightens life’s purpose.
Fortifies life’s destination.
Note: To end the year on an uplifting note is always a personal mission. As most of you know, I am a dedicated environmentalist and gardener, and climate change is always, always in the forefront of my thoughts. And so it was with a teeny tiny sigh of relief that I read the following: