Off With Their Heads

The tulips I had that were so tightly budded up have spread out their petals to the sun (what we have of it). Some opened up just enough to hold the classic tulip shape, but others, not so much. More than a few petals have dropped. Some, entire heads have fallen and I have been picking up the pieces (*cough* metaphor *cough*). At maximum droopiness, I decided to trim what I could and place the survivors in a shorter vase. I’m drying and collecting the fallen. The stems, however, could not be heartier! So, I subjected them to my dark editing ways.

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To Be Outside

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To Be Outside
Printer paper, Nook, iPhone

Statement about this piece: This image, split into four parts, imitate a window frame looking out at an every day scene:  shower curtain lifted by the wind, yet held in place by laundry pins. The windows above it look out onto the ocean, an endless expanse of beautiful uncertainty. The intent of this piece is to evoke a feeling of isolation. Even with big dreams, freedom, support, and gratitude, we still can somehow find the negative energy to trap ourselves in our own minds and keep ourselves from moving outside of our comfort zones.