This is a work in progress…13 photos represented so far and more to be taken and added. 4 1/2 hours of work just blending these together so far. That does not count the hours spent taking photos. Most of these came from the times I would sit in front of the wood burner. The grave stones were from a drive in the country. The rest still has to be taken. It all has to be believable by the time I am done. This is not easy but it is enjoyable to make another world.
When done this photo will be with the poem ‘Anxiety’ that I wrote a little while ago. I will then have to record the poem and upload it all to Heart & Soul Poetry & Praise on YouTube. It doesn’t end there. I have to upload it to TimeMadeBeautiful on Etsy too and to Photos By Tonya Time Made Beautiful on Facebook. Before I can do all that I also have to order a test print from the photo lab to proof the art. It has to be as close to perfect as I can get it. Thankfully WHCC printers do match what I am seeing on my monitor.
What’s that? Did I really burn film in the wood burner. Why, yes. Yes, I did. I was getting rid of a lot of memories. There is a stack of photos in there too just under some of the film on the right. Why I even have a photo in there of my own blood. Who knew an epistaxis in the winter would come in handy some day? I photographed it years ago and added it just below the grave stones. I really want to demonstrate how bad anxiety looks and the toll it takes on us but also how we can overcome it. After all, at some point in time I did make it out of that cage in ‘Walls of the Mind’.
So rest assured my people, I have not forgotten about you. I am creating…good things take time…sometimes…other times God just blows on it and things take off to the point that you feel like you can fly…and maybe, just maybe, in your spirit you are.
Love and Life,