Tuesday, May 20, 2014

If Not Now... When?





There are times when my head is crammed so full of worries, places to be, or lists to do; there is no room for creative whims or inspiration.  Other times when I get out of my head and into my heart, I can hear quiet whispers urging me to do this or that.  Ideas not voiced from my head, but only heard and felt from my heart.  These inspirations can be followed by excuses from my mind, reasons it wouldn’t be possible, or practical, to do ‘that’ now because of x, y or z.  After the excuses sometimes I hear another quiet whisper from my heart, ‘If not now, when?’ 

My photograph today was textured with Kim Klassen's texture 0603.  I am joining Kim Klassen’s Texture Tuesday, where the theme today is Black and White.  I am also joining Be Still 52, a new Kim Klassen class where Kim urges us to take a moment to be still everyday and let that stillness seep into our images.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!!
Have a great week!
Michelle

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19 comments:

  1. I so agree sometimes that whisper is so quiet you can hardly hear it.. A wonderful image..

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  2. I know what you mean. I keep promising myself to get out my paints and create. But my inner critic keeps denying me.

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  3. This is so beautiful Michelle!! The quote is just perfect.

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  4. Oh wow, Michelle, I just don't know what to say. I have tried hard to produce an image like this and here it is, such loveliness such simplicity. Just so gorgeous.

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  5. Gasp... this is stunning! Love, love, love your processing!!

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  6. I identify completely with what you've said ere!

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  7. Beautiful image, and so true why not now?

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  8. So soft and subtle ... just wonderful, Michelle !
    And I think that's a great quote !
    Nice week,
    Sylvia

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  9. Beautiful! I love the simple beauty of this image and the light.

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  10. Beautiful image ... beautiful words. And ... now is really all we have, isn't it?

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  11. Such a lovely thought ... And the photo illustrates the invitation from the present moment so well .., "Yes" to Now!

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  12. Your photo and message today were an answered prayer for me. I've been pondering a few goals - ideas for our future and my work as a photographer, and your thoughtful quote and comments gave me the little push I needed to step out of my comfort zone and try some new things. Your photo is compelling in the way that only simple can be - thank you!

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  13. Oh Michell, how beautiful - both words and foto!!!
    Have a wonderful time and thoughtless moments!
    All the best
    Elisabeth
    Sooooo glad you stopped by!

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  14. Such a beautiful image. Totally relate to your words too. I'm doing be still 52 as well - look forward to seeing you there. :)

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  15. Love the quote....and the processing. Very special.....

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  16. Michelle, this is beautiful in so many ways.... beautiful stillness. xo

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