What at the time seemed to be a set-back, unleashed a newfound direction
The summer season is almost over, and it's been hot and wet here in the Keys. And thankfully, no hurricanes so far. It's a fact, when you add water everything grows; you can hardly see any signs of the fires that scorched Card Sound Road last Spring.
Renewal... the summer season allows me the time to regroup, re-connect and grow. For my friends and followers, with your permission, this note is the first of a series, meant to inform you about my recent works, inspirations and discoveries on my creative journey.
A little HISTORY ~ A small detour
While it seems minor now, during November 2018, brain surgery for a sub-dermal hematoma changed my life. As I recovered, I could not lift objects more than 10 pounds, or for that matter provide any stress which would cause further bleeding. I wanted to be creative, but to use my camera would require I make two trips with my gear; one to carry the tripod and a second to carry the camera.
My first effort was the photo of sparkle lights on the lily pond New Years Eve 2019. In planning a shot, I scout at different times of day to get it just right. This shot was no exception. One evening I arrive, the lights were not on. Another morning, all is good, I set up, and the timer activates and turns them off just as I was ready to shoot. Third time was the charm. The lights were on and so were the sprinklers... a bonus... which created a cool misty effect.
Le Galeriste ~ Original Apparel Designs
Another way I found to be creative was by transforming my photographs of nature, water, textures, and flowers onto clothing. Le Galeriste, an innovative design company, located in Montreal, marketed themselves as makers of wearable art, and was searching for artists set up a gallery on their website.
As I keep moving forward, it is a new creative challenge envisioning photography in the form of clothing. I can't tell you how exciting it is knowing that my work is out there as dresses, leggings, masks, tunics, scarfs and home accessories such as pillows and tablecloths. As I work at home more than ever these days, this is the perfect challenge, as I work on newCarol Ellis designs.
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