Tuesday, January 13, 2015

One Word

'Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself.  Be bold.  When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore.  Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.'  
 -  Alan Alda
'Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.' 
-  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
'Freedom lies in being bold.'
-  Robert Frost
'Put a grain of boldness into everything you do."
 -  Baltasar Gracian

If you were to choose one word to guide you through the year, what would it be?

I chose 'bold'.

bold /bōld/
1. (of a person, action, or idea) showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous.
Definition courtesy of Google

There is no part of me that is bold... at all.  I asked my daughter if she thought I was bold, she said,"Uhh...no."  I usually play it safe, do what is expected of me.  I am not one to rock the boat.  

This year I want to step outside my comfort zone in life and art.  I don't want to worry about criticism or live for praise.  I want to rock the boat, even if it is just a little bit.  I want to be bold.

Today I am joining Kim Klassen's Tuesday Texture and the class BeStill 52.  My images were textured with Kim's textures 0212 and 0603.  The assignment for Be Still 52 was to hang a bottle and take a picture of it.  

Thank you so much for spending some time with me!
Have a great week!

 Kim Klassen dot com


  1. Beautiful images! Such lovely delicate tones

  2. be bold that is a great motto to live by I so love your work.

  3. Bold is a good word. And, I love Robert Frost.

  4. You WILL rock the boat and love every second of it!

  5. This is a wonderful word, Michelle, and just the right one for the new year. I love how you said you don't want to worry about criticism or live for praise. Right there, that says you are starting to be bold. I love the soft pretty pictures, they are precious.

    Have a beautiful week.


  6. I like your one little word for the year. Lovely images - love the purple/pink tones.

  7. I LOVE LOVE LOVE these images, and your hanging pieces!! The tones are gorgeous! Yay for you, stepping out of your comfort zone. It is a great word...quite exciting actually!

  8. Lovely photos and such a challenging word for you. It's a great one and I think it will serve you well.

  9. What a great word and how courages you are, you go and rock that boat !!
    Such beautiful composed photo's and lovely tones in them !

  10. Very pretty photos and lovely tones, good for you to be stepping out of your comfort zone!

  11. Good for you. It's not easy stepping out of that box-but you've got lots of support in the art world-to cheer u on. Can't wait to see your journey.

  12. I know I commented here but it seems to have not taken so I am back because your work here is gorgeous. The gerbera is just stunning in your collage and good for you in your word selection.

  13. Soft, dreamy photos with perfect textures.....a "soft-boldness."

  14. Bold is such a great word...one I would not have thought of before reading this...I wish you the best going forward with your word...
    Your photo's are always so lovely but I especially like these...i am partial to pink and you have used it so nicely here...love the last photo, top down, on that sweet flower.