Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
2)Clean my house. I really do enjoy living in a tidy home, I would love for it to be perfectly clean but really I like a home that looks lived in. Since my time restraints lately and the fact that when I arrive home I am often exhausted or just need a drink, I don't tend to keep the house in very good shape as of lately. (or anytime really) I look forward to cleaning as I go instead of when it unbearable.
3)Gardening. I love to grow things, just so happens I am terrible at it but last year I grew some great veggies on my deck in pots. I got my act together this spring just long enough to plant tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, strawberries, green beans, onions, bell peppers and a few others. I look forward to waking up in the morning and taking care of my baby plants until late summer when they begin to take care of me.
4)Read books. not for class. just books I like. I miss reading things that I enjoy just for me. I also miss the community of sharing books I love with others and getting books referred to me. I love to write my name in the front of every book I read and then pass it on. Someday if we ever settle down again (probably much later in life in the highlands) I would love to have a library but I hope to travel abundantly in the next chapter of my life and I don't want to move my books with me, only choice ones.
5)Take more pictures. This I sort of do now, but more to document our lives not just for the pure joy of it. I aspire to take photographs that show life exuded and the most epic moments savored. and to get paid for it. I want to learn how to use my camera more, how to give people direction to in turn photograph them well.
6)Make dinner. and lunch. and breakfast. I have been to busy to cook, and I miss preparing food for the man I love and sitting down with him to enjoy it, rather its good or not. I love that even when I try something new and its terrible Beejay will always eat and pretend like he likes it
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
This installment in particular comes from a deep questioning of personal image and identity. While I was woven in my mother womb by God and essentially created by Him, I was also created in his image. Created in the image of a creator making me creative also. On the topic of personal image I have found that my faith pulls me towards being a “non thought out” or “undressed” version of myself, being true to the image and identity that God created for me.
While working on this project I had a lot of time alone with my thoughts. I began to realize I don't care what this looks like. Its not important to me. The significance of my work is the message. I new my message six months ago, and I have been thinking of this project for a couple of years now. The process and execution have been unknown until I was knee deep in it. While working through the “how” I began to realize how important the “why” is to me.
My identity and my image are something I struggle through, not that I wonder who I am, rather that I wonder if its right. The message of this piece has to do with me working through that struggle of constructed versus raw self image and identity. The message of my life I simply want to be love. Love in all forms, from all places, to all things.
The process of both my work and my life are still to come.
As I work through my message, the “why”, I figure out the process, the “how”.