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. Thank you, Lisa! xox

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

    It's lovely to start seeing your photos again.

  4. Thank you, Gerald. :-)