35mm Canon T-70.
Quick upload.
Taken Back in the Day in Arcata, CA.

Just outside our cuz' Holly's place. 
Red Wine, Hash, Navy folk...
Tis a strange place...

"No matter what you may have been told, every one of us is creative. It is as much a part of us as our voice and breath and fingerprints. Creativity isn’t just about making “art.” Cooking, gardening, handiwork and crafts, keeping a journal are all creative acts. Arranging flowers or rearranging furniture, painting a picture or painting a room, singing on stage or singing in the shower—these are responses to the call.

Creativity is a way of living. It is being spontaneous and playful, exercising the imagination, finding solutions, and embracing possibilities and doing it all with passion.
Yet for all the joy and fulfillment it brings, some resist the call to be creative. In our culture the ideas that “Time is money” and “Art is frivolous” hold certain sway, and old messages such as, “Stay inside the lines” or “You can do better than that” have remarkable staying power. It takes courage to look beneath the surface of what we’ve been told in order to find our heart’s desire.

Creativity requires risk-taking. It asks us to surrender, to lose control and to trust. “Committing to our creativity is an act of faith,” wrote Jan Phillips, in Marry Your Muse

“A promise to believe in ourselves.”  

Honoring the creative Self means finding time, making space, being patient and taking the chance of looking foolish. You cannot care too much what others think or say. You must be willing to start over and stay with it; creativity takes stamina. There are no magical secrets or absolute rules. Creativity can’t be taught. You just do it. “Creativity belongs to the artist in each of us,” said Corita Kent.Like the body’s natural urge for motion and the human need for connection and community, the spirit longs to express itself. So when you hear the call to create, answer, “Yes.” It is your self searching for your Self, a movement toward being whole."                                                                             -Found on the World Wide Web 

Bells, I heard,
And oh the Grace.
A troubled soul,
Salvation's taste.


Get one for your family room  HERE!   :)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder...

Words for Thought-
"...as neere is Fancie to Beautie, as the pricke to the Rose, as the stalke to the rynde, as the earth to the roote."

 John Lyly, in his Euphues and his England

:) It’s true. Holes just give you more of a whole.
We all have ups and downs, knicks and knacks, clicks and clacks…
What about the rest of us? :)
It’s unfortunate when others only focus on the 2% mistake or difference.
What about the other 98% cool, awesome, amazing, spectacular, uniqueness!!!???

How about a big tangible copy for your room? 

And the man sat alone.
Watching the sun set.
And the lone Sun set.
And the lone Moon rose.
And the one, always had two.

oh how pretty... :)

Taken in SLC at Temple Square. 
I was one of the thousands of "professional photographers" there taking photos. 
It is amusing to me how once you own a camera you automatically become a photographer. 

"You own a camera? Can you take my families photographs?"
"Ya! We'll go edit them on Picassa and then print them out at Walmart."
"We should start a Facebook page and pretend I'm pro."
"Ya, cool..."