I hear the quiet
in the dark
and smell the warm sunlight
dancing across the wall
I see the crack in the jar
where the cover doesn’t quite fit
I feel the chip in the wall
in the shape of a ragged heart
I taste the offering of sweetness
waiting on the table
this is me
my self portrait
Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.
~ Dave Barry
There is not a “fragment” in all nature, for every relative fragment of one thing is a full harmonious unit in itself.
~ John Muir
I recently began a photography class with Kim Klassen. “My Still Sunday” is all about carving time out for yourself, taking nature walks, gathering organic materials and using them to create beautiful still imagery. When I read the description I thought, this is the class for me!
While I love the impromptu still shots of everyday life, I also enjoy the process of designing and setting up a still life image. The beauty of this is that you can use so many different elements, from things found in nature, to food, to clothing…anything really. It’s also a wonderful way to tell a story, create a mood, or just display some of your favorite things.
I know many of you are familiar with Kim’s classes and beautiful work. If not, I encourage you to check out her site HERE and be inspired!