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Reflections: Mixing Media

19/10/2016

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.” A. A. Milne

Reflections: Mixing Media - Thoughts and photos to contemplate

Reflections: Mixing Media – Thoughts/Photos to contemplate at sunrise, sunset & when things go underground.

Reflections: Mixing Media - Thoughts and photos to contemplate

Reflections: Mixing Media – Thoughts and photos to contemplate at sunrise

For this mixed media exercise, I decided to frame poetry within pictures that speak to the message of each piece. I love using photos with my posts but, I rarely add my haiku or poems to make a picture pop. I am always inspired by nature and all that it offers us. As I looked at the pictures, they inspired something within.

Just to clarify again, as I’ve read some comments, I wanted to mention that what you see in the pictures are poems/haiku I wrote based on the inspiration I felt for each picture. They are not quotes from another source but my own poetry. Hope that helps. Thank you!

With my poem – At Sunrise, what came to mind was the feeling we get at  the beginning of the day… we are often filled with hope and promise. I’m glad I decided to give this a try, there is room for all of us to learn new things.   What does this piece say to you?

“We never taste a perfect joy; our happiest successes are mixed with sadness.” Pierre Corneille

Reflections: Mixing Media - Thoughts and photos to contemplate

Reflections: Mixing Media – Thoughts/Photos to contemplate at sunrise, sunset & when things go underground.

Reflections: Mixing Media - Thoughts and photos to contemplate

Reflections: Mixing Media – Thoughts and photos to contemplate at sunset

Reflections: Mixing Media - Thoughts and photos to contemplate when things go underground

Reflections: Mixing Media – Thoughts and photos to contemplate when things go underground

With my At Sunset poem and photo, I was more inclined to consider the sensations we feel when things go awry or we see the sun set on a hope or dream. Instead of getting stuck or mired in the setback, I felt inclined to nudge us to remember that we do have options even when things don’t go our way… Who is without foes? Ha! Gather those who cherish you and dance the dance of life…  under the stars and moon. Why not?

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“Mixed feelings, like mixed drinks, are a confusion to the soul.” George Carman

Reflections: Mixing Media - Thoughts and photos to contemplate

Reflections: Mixing Media – Thoughts/Photos to contemplate at sunrise, sunset & when things go underground

Reflections: Mixing Media - Thoughts and photos to contemplate

Reflections: Mixing Media – Thoughts and photos to contemplate when things go underground

The underground option which came from another Daily Post prompt was very surprising.  My Underground poem was inspired by the photo above. I was thinking of using a cave shot or actual underground digging photos but, this one jumped at me and the words came with such force, I couldn’t ignore them… I thought the words fit nicely with the photo and it has a wistful, even ominous feel to it. But for the grace…. We’ve all had our dog days. Cherish what is dear to your heart and leave the rest. I used PicMonkey and Pixlr Express to create the finished work. Naturally, the photos came from Pixabay’s impressive collection of free photos. Enjoy! What did that photo say to you?

 

This post was inspired by two Daily Post Prompts: –  Underground  –  Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. Not sure how to participate? Here are the steps to get started. AND  – Mixing MediaFor this week’s Discover challenge, The goal here is to integrate whatever added medium you choose. Don’t just add a photo to your poem, layer the words over it. Don’t just embed a tweet mid-post, use a series of tweets to tell your actual story. Use the second medium to help communicate meaning, not simply as a fun added visual. Is this one a little tough? We hope so! Exploring new territory and pushing up against boundaries spark creativity, so we’re excited to see what happens here. To help other participants and new fans find your response in the Reader, tag your post #DiscoverWP. Not sure how to add a tag? Learn more.

 

Positive Motivation Tip: Be bold in seeking new ways to express your creativity.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos:  via Wikipedia, or  sunset, sunrise, underground via  Pixabay and/or my Personal Collection

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet

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