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Refresh . . .

The refresh button. It allows us to reset our creative meter and assimilate new information.

In our blogging workshop, we are learning about the marriage of text and visuals. Allowing the text to play a supporting role, while the visual images take a starring role in the story: illuminating, adding value, giving the eyes a treat.

symphony in spikes

Our assignment: create a color wheel. In photographs. Make selections that resonate with you and create meaning and context in your life.  With each photograph, the camera and I developed our relationship, moving closer to each other. Until at the end of the day, the person who used to be me slipped within the lens of the camera.

The setting: the Tohono Chul Park, in the Sonoran desert. The challenge: to calibrate the  brain-whirring down low enough to hear the wings of butterflies. To connect deeply and meaningfully with essential shapes, colors and patterns and let the tendrils of new connections, new ideas form. To refresh.

At lunch, we re-group and recount our experiences, share our photos. It was a day of finding new connections. And falling in love with the camera that the kind and generous Art Department at Flintridge Preparatory School let me use for this workshop (Tim Bradley, you rock!).

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  1. January 31, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    I absolutely love the red cactus. Great photo!

  2. February 1, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Love your marriage of words & photos.

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