Saturday, April 9, 2011

EXPLORE: A New Self Portrait Series....



I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature, which, if we unconsciously yield to it, will direct us aright.
~Henry David Thoreau

On Thursday I set off on a Foto Adventure. Just me, my camera, and a trunk full of props. I've been dying to get back to my photography for what feels like forever. I can't tell you how much of a huge breath of fresh air it was to get out there and Explore, follow my instincts to the exact location I ended up - a little dirt road which led to a tree with an overturned rotted desk. With one drawer open and a few scraps of greeting cards strewn about, I knew THIS was the place. I set up my tripod and whipped open my trunk to grab my props. I only ended up using the little white stool, a clock, and a feather. The rest was already there. My intention was to take these portraits to paint over them & collage & use in different things. Heres my first finished one (at least I think it's finished...)


I have some other ideas for my fotos, like adhering them to wood blocks and beeswaxing them... I really want to work HUGER. More huge. Huge-gantic. I want to mix in my projector and project things and make BIG ART.

Who's Gonna Stop Me? *wink wink*

Thank you so much for all the LOVE and support on my last post. I am feeling so free to beee me & buzz about this creative life of mine. It's really all still sinking in, even still.

Hope you have a fantastic Weekend. Get out and EXPLORE why don't ya!

Blessings to You & Yours,
Carissa

PS! If you're interested in just plain prints of any of these photos, shoot me a line!


11 comments:

  1. Carissa can I just say that you are so inspiring! I admire your bravery and honesty a huge amount. I also very much love your photos and art. :)

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  2. seriously - it's like you're a tornado of creativity right now! i LOVE the feather clock (time flies!) on the simple stool. and then - what you're DOING with these photos, with the paint and layers and doodles? magic. magic. magic.

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  3. carissa,
    exploring looks
    AMAZING
    on you.
    the layers are
    b r i l l i a n t
    because YOU
    are brilliant.
    the freer you get
    in being yourself,
    the more breath-taking
    becomes your art.
    i love all this
    more than ever.
    you are indeed
    standing TALL.
    love the photo,
    love the mixed media.
    what a lucky feather
    to be HERE.
    i love ewe sooooo.
    wow. xoxoxxxooooo

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  4. Free, free, free. That's you, my friend!
    Totally loving your exploration and creativity working their magic together.

    Happy weekend!

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  5. Beautiful pictures Carissa! Love,love what you did with the last one. Very cool.

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  6. I love this post! This is so motivating, inspiring and beautiful!

    Love to you

    Bea

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  7. This is all WOW!!! Love what you have been up to! Amazing Carissa...
    Love to you,
    Jenny

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  8. this had made me smile big :)

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  9. i just found your blog and am seriously swooning over all that you do...especially turning these self-portraits into this gorgeous work of art!

    you rock.

    i can't wait to explore your blog deeper!

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  10. beautiful art work carissa! here's to a creative cup overflowing!!

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