About Me

A transformational journey

FXPhotoStudioExportedImage 5I wish I could tell you a brilliant story as to why I started transforming my photographs.  This technique started out as play, as most wonderful, divinely inspired things do.  I just wanted to see how it worked……. and thus began an amazing ride of creative exploration.  I am continuing to learn so much during this process, and much of it speaks to my life as a whole.  A bit of what I have learned so far:

Lesson #1:  Let go of the outcome (of anything!).  What I can imagine is so limited compared to what can happen.   Letting go of the reins (and the dreaded expectation) and letting creativity happen is a joyful ride to be sure.

Lesson #2:  This transformational technique has only worked for me with an image I would have previously judged as boring, or at the very least, not very interesting.  If I try to transform an image that I like a lot to begin with, I’m never happy with the result.  It’s always good to know when to leave well enough alone.

Instead I find an image that might have been overlooked or even ended up in the digital trash can and I see what I can do with it.  It seems that the less I assume about them, the more I am rewarded.  This has not gone unnoticed! In a strange way, it makes me think of adopting a rescue animal.  (I know, a bit of a leap, but you know what I mean.)  I love the idea that everything can be transformed with a bit of care and attention, and on a larger scale, all of us can transform ourselves, our situations, our lives, into something extraordinary.  These images remind me of that every day.