Friday, August 6, 2010

I am prone to whims...

In the grand scheme of things, I am not a meticulous planner. In fact, in the entire span of my lifetime, I have only ever purchased one "day planner." The only reason for the purchase was because it was 75% off, and because it had Salvador Dali graphics. I never wrote, much less planned anything in it...

The world is large and full of possibilities, so, I really don't see how anyone really thinks they can plan anything down to the letter, or why you would want to.

That being said, I was sitting in front of the computer yesterday, and happened to notice the light change from the window. There were clouds meandering through the sky. So, I grabbed my camera, put my shoes on, and wandered all the way out to the back of the yard and took pictures of the cloud.

Life is full of moments, and serendipity.

That and I take a lot of photos of the sky anyway. They always come in handy for digital collage illustrations of landscapes...

Anyway, between painting trees and sky washes on bowls, watching television, photographing bowls for listings, watching more television, messing around on the internet, and enjoying a summer of strawberry shortcake, I have been working up some of my sky photos. Like in virtually all areas of life, I'm not a photography purist, so I have no qualms about editing or calibrating color to my liking.
These are some of the images I have finished so far...
sunlit wisps


cotton candy clouds


epiphany


On a completely unrelated note, whilst hammering tacks on which to attach picture frame wire to some of the many paintings I have painted this summer — I watched the documentary "Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage." I highly recommend it. Rush were one of my first favorite bands, and Geddy Lee was my first rock-star crush. If you are a Rush fan, then you must own this documentary! And if you're not, then go buy it anyway, and become a Rush fan.
: )

10 comments:

slommler said...

The cloud photos are fabulous!
I don't plan much either! I hate lists! Even grocery lists make me nervous! LOL!
Hugs
SueAnn

angelshair said...

Hi Sarah, your photos are marvelous, I particularly love the last one!!!
Your new blog design is great too, I love it!

Lulu said...

oh i love those cloud photos! for some reason i am drawn to photographs of the sky (during the day, though night is beautiful too) and these cotton candy clouds are wonderful! =]
also, i do all my organizing digitally (woot Google calendar!) but i totally would've bought that Dali day planner if it was me. ;]

My Mane in the Wind said...

Sarah, these are so beautiful and so evocative of a certain indescribable feeling. For me it's knowing that I am on a journey of discovery. So glad you could capture something so beautiful in your unplanned moment!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Such lovely captures in these beautiful photos. Well done

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Great job! Love the middle one the best! Have a wonderful weekend!

stregata said...

Thanks for visiting! I love your bowls!

Cassandra Kiss said...

Looks wonderful!

Frannie said...

Lovely photos Sarah. The cotton candy clouds are beautiful.

I never had a day planner, but I do make lists...guilty as charged.
I am becoming more spontaneous though.
Wonderful post.

frannie

Kerri said...

FABULOUS cloud shots!!