|Vision Journal..to leave white design or color it?|
Two things I have learned about myself in this journey of self truth. First, I doubt myself and second, I look to seek approval for just about everything. I don't need approval, I am fine just the way I am and capable of making decisions and choices without having to worry about every single detail or what others will think. Apparently this stems from always having to strive to be better and "why isn't that an "A"? mentality. I am an adult, why is it that I have now realized this? Sometimes the most obvious and simple things can become burdensome and difficult to accept.
Theses are just a couple of the fun pieces I was inspired by on our vacation at Long Beach, Wa this year. We have been going every year since 1998, missing maybe 2 years for a break, and having a baby.
I loved all of the jewelry and gears pieces in this little shop. They sold individual scrabble tiles, so I chose my word for the year "connect". Also I ran across the flying pig. If I ever see on, he or she better be as colorful as this fun little guy!
This is one of of our favorite places to visit is actually in Oregon near Astoria in Warrenton. This is what is left of a old shipwreck on the beach. It is great for photo backgrounds, and I love exploring all of the rusty bits and pieces, barnacles, layers of stories it shares. This was our 2nd or 3rd time there.
The rest of the photos below are creative shots I took of things at the beach or around the area we stayed. The bird picture was a quick point focus shoot and hope for the best. It is one of my favorite from this trip because of the instant moment in which it was captured.
|Patterns are everywhere in nature.|
|Not upside down, the reflection in the ocean.|
|I made my husband stop on the side of the road so I could shoot this amazing bridge.|
|I like to think this is a magical path into nature. I did stand in the middle of the road to take it.|
|Something magical about old carnival rides that look abandoned.|
|Merri-go-round. Still working. I have a thing for this as an art form with motion and color. They seem mysterious.|
|Nature. I love these details and color.|
|A picture in town.|
|Pow! and bokeh.|
|Our cabin. Boardwalk Cottages, Long Beach, Wa EVERY year!|