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This Picture reminds me that sometimes life comes rushing at you from all angles and sometimes you just have to find your center ground and let it flow. It will soon be calm again.

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Week 2- R.A. Matheson

Posted: May 9, 2011 in R.A. Matheson, Week 02

Diving Out of a Hotel Window in Madrid

They said your footprints
were still on the windowsill
when the authorities showed up

I wonder how long my hand prints will remain

as I lean out and see the last thing you ever saw
speed towards you
like that camera trick they use where the background speeds forward
but the person stands still

I feel you in my nose here
all that remains of you is
a scent of yellowed dime-store novel pages
and I can’t help but agree
when scientists say that
our sense of smell is the one most closely tied
to our memories.

They always said you had an old soul

but I know better

You lived with the clarity of a newborn’s eyes.

Week 2.5 – Brian Weeks

Posted: April 13, 2011 in Brian Weeks, Week 02

I don’t know if anyone has done this in TGAP before, but I was futzing around and created a new spin on this past week’s submission (thus the Week 2.5) – same words, new photo and arrangement.

This picture is actually of my sister, when she was 6. She liked to play dress-up, and I borrowed some clothes from the library’s costume section, back when that was actually a thing, for Kristy. She loved that watermelon dress. This was taken on one of the first really warm days in May, just after her birthday at the end of April.

This image is forever etched into my brain – my sister at age 6, twirling and twirling in what seemed like an infinite moment. For a time, it was hard to reconcile this image with the rebellious, troubled young woman she would become almost a decade later when I wrote these words for her, almost as a plea for the little girl that I photographed to return…

My oldest niece, Jayda reminds me so much of her mother now, and she’s now almost at the age at which I captured her mother’s six-year-old self. It’s funny, we were looking through some old photos a while ago, and she kept pointing at photos of Kristy, thinking they were of her. The resemblance is so startling at times that I found myself calling her by her mother’s name.

Like a pretty dress on a warm, spring day, life, too, can move in a perfect circle.

Week 2- Kelly Bennett

Posted: April 11, 2011 in Kelly Bennett, Week 02

hairless cat

Week 2- Alana Kelly

Posted: April 11, 2011 in Alana Kelly, Week 02

I’m working on a big painting so I made this little picture so I’d have something to submit this week. I can’t draw worth a damn, but I think it’s adorable.

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Week 2~ Caron Thomas

Posted: April 11, 2011 in Caron Thomas, Week 02

Dream House Tree

Week 2- Elizabeth Fox

Posted: April 10, 2011 in Elizabeth Fox, Week 02

Study in Nature

Week 2- Sarah Gellert

Posted: April 10, 2011 in Sarah Gellert, Week 02

Week 2 – Ashley Davene

Posted: April 10, 2011 in Ashley Davene, Week 02

“Letters to an Alter aspect of ME”

 My Dearest One,

Now is the time I hold a space in my life for all of the beautiful people I am surrounded with and all of times little inquisitive moments

for all the worlds torn apart or times spent sending whispers- into the night of our hearts coldest and darkest shivers- these little hours –

for everytime wished “Was there” – I find myself now in the moment

and that is golden –

sometimes everything is folding so fast in your world and you are left- holding onto the threads of your reality, as they – spiraling out in a world, sent speeding past all boundaries – into dream-

belief being the link that ties you to the rope that flows you through to the other end of your vision.

dearest aspect of me – and times invaluable friend – existing somewhere out there, is where I find you – fondly

on my peices other end

both this writing peice- and that of all of the peices

that I tied myself to as the moments embodying of the journey that I am on

I found myself lingering somewhere in the green grass on a summer day as I walked round linear – back to the beginning life – this great stratosphere

the advice I would give would be to love often, madly- without regret with passion. stop often to watch the grass blow or swim in that stream, or dance amidst the wild jasmines and lillies –

this life is your moment – to moment to moment- your reality IS what YOU create as happening

be loving

be ok with being sad, or mad, or just simply feeling – allowing them to enter and exit as clouds and not rainstorm in your creating –

feel that pain, and translate it into something tangible and useful –

go out and share it with a friend- because you know that- everytime 1 fairy gets its wings, it makes a space for the next one

god is love

A. Davene

Week 2 – Photobug Shar

Posted: April 10, 2011 in Photo Bug Shar, Week 02

Venice Italy

Week 2- Kevin Contreras

Posted: April 10, 2011 in Kevin Contreras, Week 02

Sterling Silver Guitar Pick

Microdot

http://soundcloud.com/jimtyrrell/jimtyrrell-microdot

Ways of Looking at Water

She said, “There are still

Areas of flood with bodies

Floating. They – the UN-

Haven’t gotten to them

Yet.”

 

I suppose you have to hydrate

The living

Before you can pan

For the dead.

Week 2 – w.c. pelon

Posted: April 10, 2011 in w.c. pelon, Week 02

“Album Cover Speakers”

speakers

The finished product. Materials: reclaimed speakers, LP jacket from a Chicago record, mesh screen, and adhesive.

Another repurpose project.    I’m not really a fan of Chicago’s music, but their album cover art is fantastic.  These were originally intended to be collapsible speakers, but once folded I couldn’t get the locks to stay put, so I had to glue it all together.    This pair is a little sloppy at the edges, but I will tighten it up on future builds.

 

The LP jacket, before it was cut down & folded.

Week 2- Michael Mooney

Posted: April 10, 2011 in Michael Mooney, Week 02

The Back Rooms of My Mind- Door 11

 

This is a pen ink drawing I started a few weeks ago and I just finished it up in time to submit for week 2.

The is my most recent drawing to a life long series called: “The Back Rooms of My Mind”. I have drawings going back 10 years that make up this series. I would really like to scan everything in and organize my drawings better online, I will eventually get to that point.

Enjoy!

Week 2 – Amber Perkins

Posted: April 10, 2011 in Amber Perkins, Week 02

This week? Beading!

Week 2 – Kenia Cris

Posted: April 10, 2011 in Kenia Cris, Week 02

Words you've taught me to hum