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Textures… textures…. textures!

Pom poms, originally uploaded by *Gracie.

Photography by Gracie – © All rights reserved – texture by Brenda Starr.

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Intertwined

 

Intertwined, originally uploaded by *Gracie.

Photography by Gracie – © All rights reserved – Textures by JoesSistah and Brenda Starr.

 

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Lone Daisy

 

All alone.., originally uploaded by *Gracie.

Photography by Gracie – © All rights reserved – Texture by Joes Sistah

 

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My first textured piece

Photography by Gracie – © All rights reserved

This is busy – I got carried away with too many textured layers. The best way to learn this technique is by checking out the tutorials in YouTube. This is my favorite: right here.

 
 

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Goodbye… my dear friend, Horst!

Goodbye… my dear friend, Horst!, originally uploaded by *Gracie.

Photography by Gracie – © All rights reserved

I had to take a longer than expected leave from Flickr and am just finding out that one of my dearest friends here, *hb19, passed away on May 12, 2010. Horst was one of my first contacts and a beloved member of this community.

One of the best things that happened to me on Flickr was stumbling upon Horst’s magical photo stream. He had an enthusiastic passion for capturing and creating the most unique images – the anticipation of each new post was consistently met with the satisfaction of yet another masterpiece.

He always had this uncanny ability of making everyone feel special and as if their images alone were the best photos ever taken. He never missed an opportunity to compliment others with his wonderful words of wisdom and humor, a real treasure for those of us on the receiving end.

My heartfelt condolences to Horst’s family and loved ones. Thanks so much for leaving his photo stream available so we can continue to enjoy the passion he shared through his photographs and commentary.

Goodbye, my sweet Horst.

A beautiful Memorial Site. has been set up by the family.

 

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.. a collage

..insomnia…., originally uploaded by *Gracie (in & out).
Photography by Gracie – © All rights reserved

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”

Henry David Thoreau

Made using Flickr toy

 
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Posted by on November 9, 2008 in Art, Flickr, Gracie, Nature, Nikon D60, Organic, Photography, Photoshop

 

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We Are All Connected

..pure and simple.., originally uploaded by *Gracie.

Photography by Gracie – © All rights reserved

October 28, 2008

Intertwined Fates

There are times when we may feel disconnected from the world. Our actions can seem like they are of no major consequence, and we may feel like we exist in our own vacuum. Yet, the truth is that our simplest thought or action – the decisions we make each day, and how we see and relate to the world – can be incredibly significant and have a profound impact on the lives of those around us, as well as the world at large. The earth and everything on it is bound by an invisible connection between people, animals, plants, the air, the water, and the soil. Insignificant actions on your part, whether positive or negative, can have an impact on people and the environment that seem entirely separate from your personal realm of existence. Staying conscious of the interconnection between all things can help you think of your choices and your life in terms of the broader effect you may be creating.

Think of buying a wooden stool. The wood was once part of a tree which is part of a forest. A person was paid to fell the tree, another to cut the wood, and yet another to build the stool. Their income may have had a positive effect on their families, just as the loss of the tree may have had a negative impact on the forest or the animals that made that tree their home. An encouraging word to a young child about their special talent can influence this person to develop their gift so that one day their inventions can change the lives of millions. A poem written “merely” to express oneself can make a stranger reading it online from thousands of miles away feel less alone because there is someone else out there who feels exactly the way they do.

Staying conscious of your connection to all things can help you think of your choices in terms of their impact. We are powerful enough that what we do and say can reverberate through the lives of people we may never meet. Understanding that you are intimately connected with all things and understanding your power to affect our world can be the first step on the road to living more consciously.

Daily OM

 
 

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