"Tree of Life" (8-17-18 012v2) is a brand new pic, one of a few I took on my last long walk (and they're the first I've snapped in ages). I'd resolved when doing some photo editing the other day, to take pix of trees mostly and work up a collection, if ...

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TREE OF LIFE

"Tree of Life" (8-17-18 012v2) is a brand new pic, one of a few I took on my last long walk (and they're the first I've snapped in ages). I'd resolved when doing some photo editing the other day, to take pix of trees mostly and work up a collection, if you will, over time. Not that I don't already have gazillions of tree pix, but now I'll be doing it with intent and focus. Of course, it remains to be seen how long this resolve lasts. Especially given the difficulties I'm having taking long walks these days. (I'm hoping it's just the hot weather draining my energy and will.) Oh, and the title of this new pic is also meant to echo the Tree of Life in the Hebrew Kabbalah. And this has even more symbolism, given that the sunlit building in the pic's background is the Jewish student center of UCSB. (If you're interested, here's a link to info on the Hermetic Kabbalah/Tree of Life. There are two diagrams of the tree, down on the right of this Wikipedia article. I was quite an enthusiastic student of this tree in my early years of Tarot study. As the Hermetic Kabbalah/Tree of Life has been corresponded in meanings to the cards of the Tarot.)

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THE TREES OF MORNING

"The Trees of Morning" (3-25-17 010v3e) was just morphed from an earlier morph of a five month old photo of mine. The original shapes of trees can sort of be seen here, but I clearly tortured it endlessly ... and had a good time doing so. :-) Just as I always have a good time sitting beneath these willows on my walker; they're a couple of the best friends I have.

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ELEPHANT ROW

"Elephant Row" (4-13-18 008v2) was just finished (from a fairly recent original pic of mine). Yeah, and it's of those fabulous tree roots I so enjoy taking pix of. Didn't do much to it but a big crop and some texture and color contrast work. I actually see elephant's trunks reaching down toward water. But there's nothing suggesting water in this pic and when I tried coloring a bit of the lower portion of the pic a watery blue, it didn't work at all ... obvious and distracting! I also see a baby elephant sort of standing on its hind legs on the right of this pic. But, that, too just could not bear any attempt to bring that out without messing with the overall balance and feeling of the photo. So I've left it all largely as is.

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TAKING THE LEAP

"Taking the Leap" (4-13-18 012v2e) was just fussed out of an older version of a fairly recent pic. Not much else to say except to complain (yet again) about how largely unhappy I am with my pix these days. Today's post is at least the sixth or seventh I've tortured endlessly today. There is a feel about "Taking the Leap" that I do like. But execution also counts and I'm just not sure it's all here. Hell, I'm not sure I'm all here these days, so what can I expect? A miracle? Yeah, actually. A minuscule one, such as a few hours in one day in which I feel at least close to the person I used to be. I.e., familiar to myself again. But that is probably too much to ask when one is within throwing distance of 75 years of age. The leap is just too big for this old, tired, and cranky lady. The only leaps I have been able to take in years are in my (so-called) art and even there I now feel I fall short just about all the time ...

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CLAMOR AT THE GATE

"Clamor at the Gate" (5-13-18 034v2) is one of those pix of mine I really like. Even though I wish I could do something with those white gate/bars in the background. I've tried a number of things but found making them some other more subtle color actually made the canna leaves less compelling visually. Again and again I learn from working on pictures what's true throughout life: everything's connected in some way. In any case, I do find this pic pleasant to look at. It's on my computer desktop at present.

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‘til next take, may you enjoy life in the ever changing light,




[aka: Patricia Kelly] **** Patricia’s dreams & poetry blog; and if you wish to copy or use any of my writing or photos, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”) ****

    

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