5/25/08

My wandering heart

Recently, Yoli posted a tempting link to a design blog which is asking for submissions to be considered for a book project.
Here is the description from Pia Jane Bijkerk's blog:
"my heart wanders: a collection of subtle hearts in special spaces is a collective book project where ANYONE can create and submit a photograph. This is a book of inspiration with a twist - created by all of you, for all of you."
Since I'm home with a bad toothache and painfully swollen glands today, and since I find it very difficult to pass up a photo challenge, I decided to spend the afternoon playing around with the idea. My biggest hurdle, as it turned out, was that I was housebound. I immediately envisioned something in the woods, or in the desert. In my (admittedly rather cluttered) home, I found the task more challenging.

This was the very first thing that came to mind when considering my heart: the wedding dress that has been stuffed into a garment bag in the back of my closet for the past two years. But, I quickly realized...much too obvious. It can't be a wedding dress.

So I moved to the back patio, since it's barefoot weather.

Wandering back inside, I noticed Sam on the couch, and couldn't resist. He takes my heart wherever he goes on his clickety little tiptoes.

Out to the mudroom...

...and into the front yard...

...where the appletree lies fallow after last year's bumper crop...




...well, you get the idea.
The deadline for entries is June 15, and I'll keep my camera at hand until then. Maybe I'll come up with something grand.
In the meantime...I challenge all of you who enjoy your cameras to try it too, just for fun! Where does your heart wander?

9 comments:

ThatGirl said...

I like the wedding dress ones! esp. that last, leany one. hope you get into the book.

Juliette said...

The patio one is my favorite one!
Hope you get better soon.

Janelle said...

fun challenge, great photos.

Maia said...

Oh, you have to read my friend Lisa's take on this project. It's not nearly as romantic as your ideas, but it's hilarious, and since you love your dog, you'll probably understand where she's coming from. Go here: http://mappamundi1.blogspot.com/ and then scroll down to the post entitled "Even the Sun Shines on a Dog's Ass Some Days."

Vivian M said...

I can't believe you still can wear your wedding dress. And look fabulous in it!
My fav has to be the heart on the tree trunk. So far, anyway.

Heather said...

I hope your tooth feels better! I love the shoes!

Tish said...

i adore the back patio pic! and i hope your tooth feels better soon.

Yoli said...

OMG those are so wonderful and imaginative. Makes mine seem so bad...LOL. I hope you submitted those to Pia. She told me if something else caught my attention to send it her way. I think she was telling me in a kind way to pick other photos. Too funny.

Love those Maia. I wish I could fit into my wedding dress of 4 years ago.

Amanda said...

You are so creative! Great post! I hope you are feeling better soon :D