Day Seven of Seven

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Day Seven of Seven Days of Black and White

For the last day of this project, I chose this image of Metal Man, aka Photog, aka my muse. I shot “Photog” in Tucson, where I found him standing there with his camera pointed. He’s a life-sized sculpture created from sheet metal. He and I spent many hours together. I talked; he listened. Ha! I photographed him from every angle possible, short of me lying on the hot concrete to get him from the bottom up.

I added the text to his lens because of the origin of the word IMAGINE …

mid-14c., “to form a mental image of,” from Old French imaginer “sculpt, carve, paint; decorate, embellish” (13c.), from Latin imaginari “to form a mental picture, picture to oneself, imagine” (also, in Late Latin imaginare “to form an image of, represent”), from imago “an image, a likeness,” from stem of imitari “to copy, imitate” (from PIE root *aim- “to copy”). Sense of “suppose, assume” is first recorded late 14c. Related: Imaginedimagining.

After all, isn’t that where any image comes from? The imagine-ation?

Be good to yourself and each other. Namaste’

 

 

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Fun with the Muse

Well, here I am again.  This time without the pressure of a photo a day … but how long did I last without posting a photo?  Only a couple of days!

I’d like you to meet my new muse.  In fact, that’s her name – Funky Monkey Muse.  I struggled with a name for her and while I was contemplating that, I decided to play with some editing software.  And of course this photo became my latest creation.  Made me laugh just to do it.  I hope it brings you at least a smile, too.

Maybe that’s what this new year should be all about … less struggle, more laughter, more light-heartedness.  More of feeling like a kid and being playful.  I’ll tip my hat to that.

Keep an eye out for more Funky Monkey Muse adventures.  I think she will travel with me.  Namaste’

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