Usually with my story sparks, I choose a stock photo to use as a background (like I did on Tuesday). At first, I liked the aesthetic, but after a while it became flat. @ingridblixt suggested that I repurpose my own art as backgrounds. Although I don't have a great amount of art to choose from, it does make this feel more grounded. Maybe that means I just need to create more art.
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I took this photo the other day near our house while on a walk with Frankie. I was messing with it last night with filters and effects and super imposing it over itself. I stopped at this iteration. I don't know why, but it reminds me of the 4th book I'm going to write. A novella, actually, marking a transcendence in a 7 book series. However, there are many more stories I need to write before I can write this one.
I'd be lying if I said it wasn't influenced by #twinpeaks s3e8. Well, not the subject, but the idea of inserting a radically different perspective in the middle of the story.
In most cases, things don't happen as fast as we want them to. Debt doesn't get paid down fast enough. That book doesn't get written fast enough. I find that I get more done if I take a deep breath, have a little #patience and then slowly #persevere. At first, it might seem impossible to form something that's not there, but sometimes, not always, but sometimes it happens.
@ingridblixt suggested that I use crops and variations/manipulations of my own artwork with my #storySparks instead of stock photography.
Love isn't (just) fast food and candy. Those times are fun and exciting and you need to dash those in again once in awhile. You also need to appreciate the vinegar in the marinade. Know that it is the slow cooked, salty times that will make your love more satisfying.
Happy Valenetine's Day!
We are all under a lot of stress. I've been trying to do a lot lately. There are a lot of works that I want to try to complete. And, right now, a lot of them are shit. It's easy to get discouraged. But, I also need to remember the concept of a non-zero day. As long as I get something accomplished (no matter how small), I can be content and know that I'm moving forward. Oh, and also remember to keep breathing...that's essential.
Another bonus: I seriously did not try this, but this photographer is also from Wisconsin!
I have been listening to @lisahannigan a lot lately and her song "Prayer for the Dying" is currently one of my favorites. I read that she wrote it for a friend after seeing their beautiful #marriage ended by cancer.
Another favorite song of mine that shares this emotion is "Hungarian Kiss" by @kaada_. I'm not sure what his inspiration was. Maybe he can comment. Bonus!: This photo was taken close to where I grew up in Michigan's Upper Peninsula