Welcome to Photo Art Friday! Did you come bearing gifts?
Yes, the artistic prompt for this week is the word 'gift(s)'. Can't wait to see the interpretations of that prompt. And yes, if you prefer to do your own thing you do not have to use the prompt. Show us any piece of photo art that you are inspired to share.
I was in a bit of a reflective mood this week. My reflections seemed to be mainly about the things I appreciate - that I am grateful for - and there are so many.
One recurring reflection was about the magical healing properties of my body, the body. It does so many extraordinary things for us that are totally out of our conscious awareness and that therefore go unacknowledged. So I dedicated some to time to simply thanking my body for all its chemical, hormonal, neural, etc. etc. processes. Seems it's the least one can do when you think of all the gifts we receive from our genius body.
Those of us who love photography and digital editing of our photographs must be folks who are awed and humbled by the beauty all around us. Beauty is such a healing factor in a life - an ever-accessible gift. One of my favorite books is "Beauty: The Invisible Embrace - Rediscovering the true sources of compassion, serenity, and hope." by John O'Donohue. If you are a lover of beauty, you will appreciate this book. It's one of my favorites and I have purchased many to give as gifts to those I love.
As a lover of beauty I have to say I am also grateful for the surroundings, resources, tools, information, etc. that I have at my disposal to help me create my own bits of beauty. So I am featuring some of these resources as my interpretation of the prompt 'gift(s)'.
The gift of a lush, white bloom from my garden this Spring. The gift of being able to use Photoshop to eliminate any background noise that could detract from the beauty of the peony.
(pdpa Magic Mountain from the Impressionist Interlude Texture Set) that I can use to enhance other photographs.
Next week the prompt for Photo Art Friday is 'container' - open to any and all interpretations. But you are always welcome to post whatever piece of photo art you are moved to showcase here.
Every piece linked up here is a gift. All your gifts of photo art are welcome and appreciated.