I found this Main Street photo of my hometown in Burke, South Dakota. I wanted to create a parallel universe of sorts, playing with the way our memories fade and shift.
This photo was taken way before my time. However, because of family stories and photographs, it’s somehow familiar to me…even with a vintage wallpaper sky and a black and white tiled road. I didn’t get too far in my cleaning and sorting project. Oh well, the mess will still be there tomorrow.
San Francisco, California
Pickstown, South Dakota
Los Angeles, California
When I have a lot of things to do that I’m not very interested in, I escape by creating something. Anything. I like what happened when I put off my “should do” list tonight.
A different perspective? MAYBE? That would be noble.
Nope, I was just giving my brain a creativity fix.
Vintage shoes, an abandoned farmhouse, South Dakota two-lane, a Vegas sign, urban ruins (Detroit), California fires, summer feet, Lucy & Willa, New Orleans lights, an octopus and an alligator in the Everglades…all provided my muse. I could while away many more hours making these.
However, I’m going to bed. I’m optimistic I will actually conquer more of my “should do” list tomorrow—now that my creative bucket (or bottle) has been filled.
Close your eyes.
Think of yourself as a GIANT looking down on your life.
What do you see?
Do things you stress over seem smaller from this vantage point?
We can all access our giant anytime…Fee-fi-fo-fum.
I haven’t named my giant yet…but I have a few ideas.
Fear limits our options & choices, constricts our breathing and makes us feel like crap.
Love makes us feel expansive, gives us options & choices and makes us feel great.
Every moment of every day we’re given a choice.
I am a big fan of the blurred lines between what’s real and what’s not.
A quick digital sketch to get my creative brain working this morning.