The creative and spiritual journey of a (textile) recycler. . .

I have thought about starting a blog for a long time now. I just couldn’t seem to get started. I thought. . what would I say, what would I do and really . . . . . who would care.

Last year I had the great fortune to witness a ‘happening’. As a spouse at a reunion (I know, groan) I was both an observer and participant. This reunion was attended by some of the most creative and talented people on the face of the planet. Really, no exaggeration! But many were holding onto life long insecurities. They didn’t think they were talented enough and embarrassed to perform in front of each other for fear of . . who knows . . . finger pointing, whispers, laughter, ridicule of some sort for sure. Once it was revealed that many shared the same feelings, the healing began. And I was the lucky one. I got to witness it all and benefit as well.

So, the message is that we all think we are not good enough compared to someone else, but we are. Don’t let your fears and insecurities stop you. We can’t measure our own success by someone else’s talents.

This revelation and the kindness / support of strangers has propelled my creative journey to a place I had given up ever getting to. Tho I thought my creative juices were dried up forever, they have merely been reawakened. Many thanks to all involved in my process, including in-part . . Victoria B, Mrs. W., Charles Mc., Claudia H, Mary B, Cindy G, Sandy B, Traci B., Kat C, and my IAA family. So, thank you. I dedicate this blog to all of you!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Summertime Scavenger Hunt 2013 - Final Photos

Today is the last day of the Photo Scavenger Hunt and I am sad.
What fun this was!
The hunt combined with some unexpected travels this summer 
resulted in some really great and very unexpected photos
that I was happy to share. 

I call myself a 'drive-by photographer'. 
Most of the photos were taken from a moving car and
not one photo was touched up or altered in any way.

Here's the rest of my photos, closing out the hunt for 2013:

Dinosaur #20

Tower #8

Plane #4
City Hall #

Animal #11

Police/Fire Vehicle #15

Bike #

Windmill #16
this was just outside my motel room
in a store!

Sunset #5





My art tool #21
... is my camera! I'm never without it...

Please click on the Photo Scavenger Hunt label
at the bottom of this post to see all of my photos 
and be sure to click here to see what everyone else has posted. 

This year was very challenging for me.
At times, actually most of the time, it was very stressful
and while also dealing with increased depression that became quite severe.
If it wasn't for you Rinda and your scavenger hunt, 
I'm not sure where I'd be right now.

From the bottom of my heart, I thank you Rinda! You are a gem.

31 comments:

  1. These are all terrific, but my favourite is the last one of you, with a camera in your hands. You have a great eye for capturing a photograph too! Thank you for visiting my blog! Andy

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  2. An amazing, amusing, intriguing, and admirable collection of photos, a real pleasure to browse them, thank you. Fried butter? Wow... The rattlesnake and no pets signs just about finished me off, and I swallowed hard the lump in my throat at your fisherman :(
    love Eleanor
    x

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    1. Eleanor, you are so kind, thank you...
      The fried butter scared me and the line for it was ridiculously long, the snake sign was a shock and the fisherman.... well, I'm still struggling with it all.. Thank you again. I hope you'll be back again...

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  3. so many amazing scavenger photos and I love all the dinosaur ones

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    1. Thanks much. I love your name... furrypig :)

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  4. wow you did do well, with all your lovely photos. Thank you for stopping by and leaving me a comment!

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    1. Thank you. It's been great seeing everyone's interpretations of the list. Can't wait for the next hunt :)

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  5. Thank you! Your post today really touched my heart. It amazes me the power of connection and the power of art to heal. I'm glad you participated and that the Hunt helped you. But mostly I want to say thank YOU for what you said. It means so much to me. . .
    Rinda

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    1. I always give credit and thanks where it's due. You just never know how and when you will touch a strangers life.

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  6. Great selections, and love the fact you have such a variety! Thanks for stopping by my blog as well, do come again!

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  7. Love your photos - you have some super photos there - as someone who is still struggling with what life threw at me in 2012 - my heart goes out to you and will be thinking of you and wishing you well, J x

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    1. Wish you well also Jennie..life can be crazy sometimes...but it does get better with time.

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  8. Many thanks for coming by my blog :)
    you have a fabulous set of Hunt photos, especially love the sunsets

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    1. Thank You! Thanks for stopping here as well..

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  9. I agree, I think we should all give Rinda three cheers for organizing it all. Great set of photos, really well done, kind regards, John W #17.

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  10. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your photos, especially the sunsets

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  11. Great snapshots. How in the world did you get that squirrel to post?

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    1. That squirrel looked like he was going to take a flying leap at me... so I took his picture! LOL.. thanks for stopping by.

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  12. You have some great shots here! The squirrel is wonderful, and I like all your dinosaur photos! The sunsets, of course, are beautiful, and the windmills as well. I have one like that in my own backyard.

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    1. I'm jealous. I always wanted a windmill in my yard! Thanks for the kind words and stopping by :)

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  13. A great set of photos for the Scavenger Hunt! Well done for getting more than one of each subject, I struggled to get one! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Thank you so! It was really an enjoyable task. I hope to do more and see more from other bloggers :)

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  14. Your photos are amazing.......I just love the reflected sunset.

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    1. Thank you! That was taken just before leaving one of our most favorites spots.... a friends backyard!

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  15. I loved seeing your photos for the scavenger hunt - such nice composition in these shots. Well done! :o)

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  16. Your photos are lovely your sunset in particular is fabulous. I'm glad you enjoyed the scavenger hunt, it is amazing what participating in something like this can do for your creativity.

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