"Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time." -Thomas Merton

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Stop Taking Pictures of Me! (on the Watch List at C.S.I.)

This layout made the "Watch List" as C.S.I.
C.S.I. #4 - The splashy colorful clue and color palette at C.S. I inspired me to scrap these pics.

Evidence Details: wet medium (Glimmer Mist over embossed ink resist); stripes (hand drawn ribbon detail along frame of photo); rhinestones; and something shiny (glossy accents used on handmade pebble showcasing sea horse).

Reflections of photo; and something unexpected about your picture.

Journal reads:

During our vacation in Santa Barbara, I’d follow you around through the view finder of my newly purchased camera, fiddling with the different features and clicking away on the shutter button. After a while you grew tired of me imposing on you to pose for the camera and said, “Stop taking pictures of me.” One evening, after dinner, we took a walk on the beach to watch the sunset. And, again, I asked you to pose for the camera, but you weren’t in the mood. So I walked up the beach with the camera’s viewfinder glued to my eye looking for anything to focus on and snap a picture.
And then, I saw it! I saw a message written in the sand. I eagerly hurried up to discover the message before the waves erased it from the beach. And while I’m hurrying, I’m wondering who wrote it, what it said, and was eagerly looking forward to capturing it on film. There I am so excited and standing right in front of the sand written message, focusing the lens of the camera, fiddling with the aperture and shutter speed, and then the message clearly materializes through the view finder, and it read, “Stop taking pictures of me!” Silly me, I should have suspected it was you who had written the message because you and I have always played little tricks on each other. I looked up from the message and saw you gyrating up and down and laughing in that witches cackle you inherited from me.