Project 52

52 Wednesdays :: Details

September 19, 2012

I’m Marla
Sprinkled throughout this journey are the little joys, moments of inspiration, and snippets of life that add color to our human experience. Join me as we embrace the beauty of imperfect perfection, the magic of a beautiful moment, and the endless possibilities of creativity.

I am Ms. Details.  Everyone who knows me personally would describe me as such.  I am always looking up noticing the things high above, or the tiny things many people don’t give a second thought to.  I am meticulous about how I work and the things I create and do.  I think of million little things at all once and these things make me happy.  I love how detailed life is and the complexity of it all.  Equally, I love the world and all it’s intricacies and am constantly astounded by the magnitude of creation and how it all works perfectly together like a most magical orchestration.  And this is what inspired me this week.  As the summer begins to pass and the landscape is about to die and become dormant before my eyes, I want to remember all the amazing beauty that surrounds us in the summer.  The color, the sounds, the smells.  Sigh.

My neighborhood is an amazing place prolific with very mature trees that canopy over the houses and streets in the summer.  In my back yard, two large oaks, a birch, and an ash tower high above and give wonderful shade yet let the loveliest light trickle through. And our patio, there is full sun for several hours each day.  Recently, I took a blanket and just rested with my eyes towards the sky enjoying the warmth and the gentle rustle of leaves above.  It then struck me how wonderful the leaves looked and I decided to take a picture.  So half of this image below is my perspective from the ground toward the sky.

I had a great time turning it into something else.  When I’m able to create just for myself and do what inspires me–this is when I remember why I love photography so much and in this instance, how digital can be so fun.  I hope you like it. =)



Next, be sure to visit Ms. Laurie Schultz from Cincinnati, Ohio.  You can see her take on details here:


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  1. Pamela Joye says:

    creative; inspiring; aleatoric (Leonardo da Vinci recommended looking at blotches on walls as a means of initiating artistic ideas…) i love that you interpreted your feelings around your space and what you created feels like that experience. so interesting marla!

  2. Laurie Schultz says:

    You have an eye for detail! WOW, what an incredibly stunning image. I have to say your work is so inspiring, week after week you blow me away!

  3. Tiffany Anderson says:

    So pretty and creative. Nice detail.

  4. amy grace says:

    you are amazing. i feel like this image says what you say so eloquently. it tells a story that is abstract and fine and complex and growing, centered. really in awe of your creation and process marla. i think we are opposites. and that may be part of the reason why i think you are so wonderful <3

  5. Heather Robinson says:

    I am so impressed by your images each week. This one is so unique and beautiful.

  6. Karen Porter says:

    How creative you are Marla! I love this and the extra time you took to turn it into great art. Wonderful.

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