Tuesday, March 1, 2011

imagination

Threads
I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
~Diego Rivera

I was an imaginative child. On the one hand, I was incredibly creative and my mother encouraged me by signing me up for anything that leaned in the direction of art: piano lessons, dance, drawing, etc. On the other hand, I was incredibly paranoid that everyone was looking at me (the defeat of an introverted adolescent). However, in my imagination, I was always been able to create a perfect (and safe) world.

Of course, we don't live in a perfect world. But as photographers and artists, we are able to release our imagination into a place where rolls of thread become a work of art and office pins turn into ballerinas performing a ballet pirouette. ArtsyBelle's photograph definitely captured my imagination this week. These everyday office pins absolutely look like ballerinas in tutus. I'm inspired!

Until next time,
Ashley of Ramblings and Photos

Ballerina Pins
Ballerina Pins by ArtsyBelle

14 comments:

Life with Kaishon said...

They are beautiful!

Bel said...

Aaaawww, thanks Ashley for the feature!

Gilly said...

How lovely! - makes me look at them in a completely different way.

urban muser said...

great photos, and a lovely inspiration ashley!

Jillsy Girl said...

both are absolutely heavenly!

Jamie said...

What amazing shots!

Wanda said...

Beautiful!!! Imagination is everything.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I can totally see ballerinas in those pins! Beautiful colors.

Anna said...

Brilliant post! Artists always live between two worlds, reality and their imaginations. The accompanying photos are perfect for your reflections.

Brenda said...

Okay, does anyone else want to know how she got those pins to stand up like that? I'll believe it was magic! Beautiful!

Megan Belcher said...

These are stunning!

Karli said...

Beautiful pics - both of them! Going to check out ArstyBelle's link...

Tammy Lee said...

Those pins are magical. I hear Swan Lake.

Kirstin said...

This is such a fabulous post...I love the idea of releasing our imagination. And of course the photos are great.

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