Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Lost in Loneliness

Standing on the brink of a rust colored abyss seeing above you a vast expanse of blue, below you straight rust walls that drop parallel, sharply crashing into one another miles beneath. 

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You hear rippling in your ear as the warm water washes over your body. 
Your hair swishes back and forth and the smell of salt tickles your nose. 
You are caught up, the boundless sea surrounds you and engulfs you in its emptiness. 

Turn to me and be gracious to me, for I am lonely and afflicted.

Your hair gets whipped by the crisp wind as your cheeks blush a soft shade of rose. 
You look out ahead of you and breathe in the essence of leaves, they've left their aroma all around. 
The snow laced road reaches out before you. 
Long. Winding. Desolate. 

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When life wraps you up in an empty hold, void of energy, of warmth, of breath, 
of life.

I find it hard to catch my breath. 
Hard to look beyond myself. 

My voice is booming within me but nothing resounds on the outside. 

I know this isn't the truth

I know His words pierce this place I've found myself in. 

But I can't see His light. 

I reach. 
I dig. 
I claw. 
I strain.

He whispers ... 
I am with you


I never leave


I never forsake


Come to Me


You are My treasured possession


I breathe. 
I listen.
I inhale His presence.
He fills me. 

And I pray,
Lord, meet me here tomorrow ... please. 

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Project 52: Week 14: Emotion of Life

Oh yeah! It's another self-portrait week!
I don't like selfies because I don't like me in pictures. 

But, I had great fun with this one. 
For starters I had amazing locations to work with!
Add to that awesome light, a favorite outfit, and a fantastic assistant (Eluwhoo) and it was so much fun. 

So the assignment was:
A self-portrait that somehow portrays the overall emotion that is characterizing your life right now. 

I'm going to show you the pictures first and see if you can guess what I'm feeling. 
What emotion do I have?

This was probably number 3 in the running. 

Runner up. I LOVE this location. Are you kidding me?
It's freaking fantastic!
And the winner is:

I'm in love with it.

How did you do? 

Can you see what I'm feeling?

Here's what I was going for:
Peacefully content in this beautiful mess. 

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 
Philippians 4:6-7

Monday, April 11, 2011

Project 52: Week 13: Public Restrooms

Yes, you read that right. 
Our week 13 assignment was public restrooms. 
No restrictions, no guidelines, no boundaries. 

I had this idea almost the second I read the e-mail. 
But it would involved a lot. 
Models will to pose for one. 
Models willing to pose in formal wear for two. 
Models will to pose in formal wear in a public bathroom for three. 

Ohhhh yeah. 

Thankfully, I have stellar rock-star-esque friends. 

Here's what we did:

Second runner up

First runner up ... it's a little steamy ... 

Actual submission! 

It was definitely a fun shoot! 

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Project 52: Week 12: Up Close & Personal

With everyday life. 
The assignment:
take a picture of something you use/do/see everyday in a unique or different way

I had two ideas and because of the craziness of our life and 3 weeks of stomach viruses it was a quick snap with not a lot of creativity. 
Idea 1: washing machine because it's as exhausted as I am! 
Idea 2: crochet hook as I have been learning. 

Idea 1: actual submission: washing machine

Idea 2: crochet hook:

I know this is waaaaaaay late ... but I submitted it on time, lol! 
If you're wondering where week 11 is ... it's on my photography blog because that was better suited to the images from that week.
You can check it out HERE.

Stay tuned because this last week's assignment involved a suit, a formal gown, and a family restroom.