I love old vintage things, but I am horribly inept at arranging them in a fashion that is considered stylish. Now my friend, Suzanne, has a talent for creating masterpieces out of bits of things, and they look fabulous. In the class I am taking online called Be Still 52, Kim Klassen, gave us the assignment of gathering items in our house that might be used for backgrounds, props, and subjects. At first, I thought I had nothing, but over time, I have found a lot of treasures from my grandmother, mother, friends, and neighbors. I decided to take one day to photograph some of my gatherings. And when I say one day...it pretty much took me all day, mostly because I am not sure of what I am doing. Still Life is totally out of my comfort zone. I must add that still life photography is NOT the central purpose of the class (Be Still 52). The important take away from the class is for us to learn to be still...in our spirit, soul, and mind...in this chaotic time. Our time of composing is to allow us to wrap ourselves in some calm. I find this to be true when I submerse myself in the art or creating. We are made in the image of God...He created...therefore, I create. This "Be Still" class is my second quiet time.
|These are all items my neighbor lent to me so I could put together something of interest. The buttons were mine.|
|Pearls were Jane's (my lady that I took care of for several years). The cup my neighbor's, and I made the cookie just for this photo shoot. Warren was happy about the cookie...and it was Ketogenic. No grain.|
|This sewing machine belonged to Jane...She gave it to me since I like sewing so much, and she knew I liked old things. The bobbins, and thread were in the drawer, the rulers, and thimble are my neighbors. I have such wonderful neighbors.|