Dissatisfied with last night's angel, I took another shot and am reworking.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
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Sunday, December 28, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
My "special find" arrived yesterday from the Smithsonian.
Meditation is an important component in my creative process, as it helps me maintain emotional balance. Often I listen to sessions from a Buddhist retreat. The facilitator suggests sitting in a quiet, relaxing place and listening intently to the sound of a gong, or bell. Focus. Stay with the sound as the resonance trails off. The result is peace in the moment. The past is gone, the future is a mystery...all we have is the now...the Present--a time of giving and receiving.
Today, refreshed, I open the holiday box of ornaments and family treasures. A snow globe, the small Christmas tree, Mr. and Mrs. Claus purchased during my parent's first year of marriage (when they had no money), a musical wooden horse barn and my antique decoy ducks (wearing red velvet bows) perk up the decor.
Soon Bob and I will bake cookies. Several tins and a large glass apothecary jar are washed and waiting for sugary treats.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
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Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, December 15, 2008
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And... I must say:
I wish you the happiest holiday ever and the very best in 2009. May all your dreams come true.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
SILENT NIGHT, HOLY NIGHT
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This, too, may change.
This shot is a perfect example of shooting when sick. Don't do it folks...the image will always be less than your best. Perhaps I will retake this card image and replace, as soon as I am up to shooting again.
Monday, December 8, 2008
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Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Photograph by Elisabeth Bacon 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Elisabeth Bacon 2008
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At times, it is fun being BOLD.
For Today: Play!
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Written in remembrance of walking away.Why do some folks stay in abusive relationships? Some are afraid to leave, some don't want to admit to making a mistake and some actually derive a hidden pleasure from being the underdog. The victim often gets approval and pity from friends and family. They become important through negative instead of positive attention. Some actually believe they don't deserve better.
However, a bully can only continue being a bully if his, or her, behavior is accepted and endured. The only way to fight back is to decide not to put up with this negativity. Mental and emotional abuse is as detrimental as physical mistreatment and can have long-lasting effects. Get smart. Walk away. Get away and stay away.
It has been said, "If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem." So, if you aren't happy, then only you can choose to change. Develop a legitimate plan, then follow through. Only you are responsible for you. This is true in all areas of a person's life. No one is responsible for you, but you. If you don't take care of yourself, who will?
The lesson learned from close proximity to abuse is one learns the telltale signs. When confronted in the future, a red flag goes up in your head. Pay attention to that red flag. It means, DANGER. Listen. Run. You don't need it. You don't want it. No promise is worth selling your soul.
One way to combat negativity is: Say "Stop It" to yourself, or out loud if necessary, when dealing with negative thoughts and behavior. Instead, surround yourself with people of like mind. We have a choice. We are in charge. We are alive. We are here and we have a right to be here. We are worthy of success, health and happiness.
One more thing...The myth that an artist must be unhappy to be creative is not true. One can be creative and happy. In fact, the most creative people I know are happy and have the freedom to create anytime anywhere.
My wish and prayer for the New Year is that the abused will realize their worth, stand tall, and walk into a world of creative good.
Remember: Be Good, Do Good and then Strive to be Better.
Believe in Yourself. Be Creative. Be Grateful. Love life. Life is good.
Monday, December 1, 2008
Challenge 2: Working with images in Photoshop is more fun than working directly in a bound journal. Am considering doing pages in PS and pasting them in journal.
Journal Page 1 with Type:
Photograph, Layout and Design Created by Elisabeth Bacon 2008
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