The Lord’s Prayer is the Bible verse that we all know well.
This is a beautiful sample of the prayer in German on a wax form. My Oma gave it to me. Today, it is one of my treasured items along with many things
that make me smile and help me remember her.
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
My Oma, German for Grandma, always appreciated beautiful things like this embroidered
handkerchief. I wonder if she ever really used it. She probably just admired it, as I do.
What do you hold near and dear, and does it inspire you to write or photograph it?
Thank you for stopping by! Comments welcome.
Happy Easter, and God Bless.
This post was inspired by The Daily Post photo challenge “Half Light” and Blogging University on WordPress.
Sunset, March 16th
Eye Candy is a phrase used to describe something beautiful to look at. The sunset last night was just that. We were drawn to the light as it ushered our eyes into a celebration of color! The contrast of the dark budding branches on the backdrop of blue and pink gradients of color was sent from heaven for sure!
The sunset was captivating, with the warm and cool tones of lavender and pink cotton candy. My husband watched me while I captured a cloud formation from the kitchen window with my iPhone.
In retrospect, my husband is always an eyewitness to my creative process. He is watching quietly from across the room, or even better, sharing a moment, a thought or idea, that could be the start of a great collaboration.
Who is your witness to your creative process?
Your comments are welcomed!
This post was crafted by Meyer Clark Studio and inspired by The Daily Post and #Photo101 on WordPress.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Symbol.”
Sunrise at the Marina at Northport, MI — Photo by Tresa Meyer Clark
A customer of mine told me that anchors have a lot of meaning to her and that she was having some health issues. When I asked her to explain, she said, “an anchor is a symbol of strength and stability.” She inspired me to make more anchor jewelry and I wrote this.
Anchor your happiness, anchor your love.
Anchor your faith, hope and healing, from the stars up above.
From the heavens to the sea, anchor happiness,
Anchor your dreams.
Photography Class – Day Twelve –
Theme: Architecture & Monochrome –
From geometric patterns on skyscrapers to the ironwork on historical buildings, there are many opportunities to capture the beauty and complexity of architecture.
The Bavarian Inn is an example of Alpine-style architecture in Frankenmuth, Michigan.
The B&W image contains as much detail as the color one below, but is more stately.
The old-world German cuisine is served by a traditionally costumed staff in 12 well-appointed dining rooms.
Rupprecht’s Sausage Co. (below) was the first building built with the “Alpine-style” architecture. The building was built in 1948. It is now Willi’s Sausage Co.
Thanks for reading and visiting my blog.
Photography Class – Day Eleven –
Theme – A Pop of Color:
The colors in our photographs are evocative and rouse emotions within us. Color can elevate a mundane image into something intriguing and meaningful, and can tell a particular story within the frame.
I love this juxtaposition of pastels and copper on a graduating shade of black.
I shot this next to my favorite (jewelry shooting) window, mid-morning.
The blue and copper beads glow more on this soft, neutral background. The angle of the necklace was positioned for the best lighting in this shot.
I find this composition very intriguing, however, the white background is very “vanilla.” So, after some experimenting with color backgrounds, I think the darker one is best for this necklace grouping. If you would like to see more of my jewelry photography, here is a link to my shop.
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Photography Class – Day 10
Theme: Mystery & Lighting Effects.
A photograph can create a certain mood and communicate an idea that transcends its subject. Today, share an image that creates a sense of mystery. A lone mitten on the sidewalk. A trail leading off into the distance. Your dog’s deep brown eyes. Intrigue us with the feeling of uncertainty.
Photo by Tresa Meyer Clark
Wonder what happens here after dark? I’m intrigued by the contrast between the light and dark forms and the shadows. What kind of light would be cast at night by the one single mushroom lamp-post, or maybe there are more. What does this walkway lead to and is this safe?
Thanks for reading and wondering!
Photography Class – Day Nine
Theme: Warmth & the Quality of Light.
Photography means “drawing with light,” and when you snap a picture with your camera, you use and record light to create an image. When we’re out and about, we use the sun — our most abundant light source — to capture our scenes.
Photo by Tresa Meyer Clark
March 12, 2015
Today was a sunny day in southern Michigan, but all the pretty snow is starting to melt now, and it’s not as picturesque as I would prefer. (bummer). So going back to last Fall seemed perfect…
I always enjoy going for a walk in late afternoon with Mom. This day was perfect for capturing the light in a nature photograph. The sun painted an amazing warmth on the amber-colored leaves. The shadows are in higher contrast in this photo of the old tree. The crooked branches became more pronounced, more dramatic, and rich on the stunning blue background with soft pink clouds. The primary colors in this scene drew me in…I soaked up the moment…and the sun.
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Photography Class – Day Eight
Theme: Natural World & Leading Lines.
A good photographer is a constant observer: always watching and studying a scene, from patterns in city traffic to movements in nature. A photographer notices big, sweeping changes — like the sky at dusk — but also the tiniest details.
Beautiful fuchsia colors drew me to these flowers with the little yellow centers as they leaned toward the light. There was a little wind movement through the flowers so I waited for the perfect moment. I framed up my shot with a close up and leading lines to the distant flowers — and the chair in the distance — a sunny place in the sun overlooking the yard to the lake.
Thanks for reading! See you tomorrow…
Photography Class – Day Six
Connection: There are many ways to interpret this theme: from a gadget to a handshake, from a bridge to a gathering among friends. What’s yours?
I think most artists would express the word “connection” as stimuli they are bombarded with, making connections from one visual or idea to another. A sensibility or the ability to appreciate and respond to complex emotional or aesthetic influences.
Nature is incredibly amazing. The three druzy stones are my inspiration for the packaging graphics, a combination of the nautical and wedding concepts. I made the connection when adding the knotted cord to a photo shoot for my wedding jewelry packaging. Creating the cord as a graphic decorative element just seemed natural.
Thank you for reading and liking! YES liking and connecting here…
Photography Class – Day Five
Solitude & the “Rule of Thirds.”
We’re excited about today’s theme, solitude. In addition to thinking about what it means to you, also consider the placement of the subject in your shot. How can you interpret the state of being alone, or a lonely and uninhabited place?
Solitude: Language… has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.
Sunrise in October on Lake Charlevoix, by Tresa Meyer Clark