Saturday, June 16, 2007

my shadow self

I got so frustrated yesterday. I was feeling completely defeated by the PDF monster.
Sarah Fishburn and I are creating a Zine...leave it to us to do things outside the box and create a size
that only the PDF file Gods can create. So I finally threw my hands up in disgust as my eyes were getting blurred by the enslave of information for cyber wizards. I embrace self teaching myself website codes and designing zines...but this was more than my brain could accept. But back to my frustration... So I decided to go outside and water...and visit my potager garden that has mini green tomatoes growing and doing their ripening thing...how cute are they?
and I checked out all the spring flowering that was taking place...

and I spread a few seeds so my yellow flowers keep blooming...and I heard the birds nesting in my bougainvillea... and I filled up my fountain with water and listened to it for awhile...
...and then... I got totally entranced by my shadow...

(what was I a Peter Pan reincarnate?)...

so I shut off the hose, grabbed my trusty digital and shot away.





I was so enamored with the shadow playing on the greenery I even went to the front of the house to see what my shadow would do there.
I must say the sun totally put my id in a different space.

My shadow looked so tall I felt I could conquer anything...

So when you get down and frustrated...go watch your shadow...you may find as I did...shadowy thoughts can be totally entertaining.

To live will be an awfully big adventure!
Sir James Berrie, author of Peter Pan

PS. FYI my brother Chris (computer wiz) came to my rescue and life is good...

11 comments:

~jolene said...

...so much beauty and enchantment in this entry today...borne out of frustration at the computer!

...your bougainvillea made me gasp...

...the shadow photography is such a trip...there is one in particular that stood out to me...taken in the front yard..your stonework around your flowerbeds seem to be creating a beautiful shawl draped around you....at least through my eyes!

sf said...

You had me totally enthralled and yes, entertained, looking at these, from the "potagers" to the Unruly Shadows!
Can only imagine where these pics
or (to take a page from you know who's 'book') I should say, photographs, will resurface in your art!!
sarah

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, AC, but you've become just a shadow of your former self! (Intentionally that is! Great shots!)
;-)
-j

marita said...

hi angela! found my way to your blog through jolene. beautiful pictures! love the bougainvillea! longing to follow my shadow, however sun lights are rather scarce down here in the valley :( but i'll be back to follow yours ;)

cheryl said...

a new zine? Yay! Glad you received help - from your brother and your shadow!

Anonymous said...

I used to talk to my shadow,but now I'm better. I still miss ole Shaddie sometimes (sigh)>Peace

Garden Painter Art said...

Your garden is coming along. I have tomatoes ripening also. It's lovely to see photos of your garden, as well as your shadow.

Kim
Garden Painter Art

pattisl said...

I'm a garden person - so I loved looking at the elements of your garden that are in your shots. It looks like you have beautiful flower beds and gardens! Were those big blue hydrangeas??

The photos were great, too -- I just don't have the artistic critique abilities of the rest of you artists to praise them "correctly!!" I do think they are pretty, though!

Angela Marie said...

I will play with my shadow today! Thank you for the inspiration!

I love this!

PeregrineBlue said...

Oh what a soul! These are sooooooooo beautiful. And they are beautiful because your beautiful. Did that turn out too mushy?

Disneybear said...

Love the set of photos! Beautiful!