When I wrote about the Liberate Your Art swap hosted by Kat Sloma of Kat Eye Studio, I neglected to post the “art” I sent out into the world. The last few months are a blur, but I think I sent four different photographs out into the world. There was no real process in selecting the photos. I have FAR too many to make choosing less than a daunting task, so I randomly selected four photos that caught my eye. I hope you enjoy! And don’t forget to check out Kat’s site. May you be inspired to liberate the artist in you!
This gorgeous courtyard can be found at Goree Institute on Goree Island in Senegal. I captured a number of images of this courtyard (of Goree Island in general). I was attracted to the colors, architecture and “layout” of the courtyard.
I shot this photo in 2005 at the Nature Center in New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina. The Nature Center closed, and as far as I know has not reopened. It saddens me that this “scene” no longer exists, but the photo itself often brings me a bit of serenity. I imagine myself sitting at the picnic table alone with my thoughts and my journal.
This is our neighbor’s fence in New Orleans–altered in Photoshop. The vines climbing up the fence reminded me of Emily Dickinson’s poem.
My hubby and I were out and about looking for the perfect “Ides of March” photo for a swap I participated in–on March 15th of course. We ended up at one of the Cities of the Dead in New Orleans where we found many gems. That is where we found this beautiful tribute to a beloved wife. How this man must have cherished his wife! I altered the photo in PhotoShop. Perhaps, I’ll post the original one day!
If you missed the “Liberate Your Art” Blog Hop, check it out by clicking the link.