Thursday, 29 September 2011

Day 259

Here are a few photos I've taken over the last few days. I spotted this pot of pansies while I was out and about in town. It and dozens of other pots like it were decorating a boarded-up shop. It's a community project called 'vertical gardening'. I've never heard of it before, and I found it really inspiring.

I stumbled on this quote today, and it resonated so strongly with me that I decided to make an image out of it. This image uses the bleach bypass effect, which is a quick way of cleaning up the tones of light-coloured things, including white paper and 'white' skin.

I bought these stones at a garden centre a few weeks ago, and wrote the words on them myself. It was tricky, because the pen nib was too thick, and I was still suffering from the post-traumatic shakes. The words I wrote describe the qualities I need to cultivate in order to move forward with my life. I've written them on stones so that I can keep reminding myself of their importance, and so that when I'm having trouble embodying a particular characteristic, I can literally hold it in my hand and form a connection with it that way.


  1. I love the idea of the stones Helen, and I also think they are just beautiful!
    Sending hugs your way.

  2. Great idea with the stones. Very clever, and nicely done.

    It's lovely to start seeing your photos again.