Our Feathered Project is still going strong. I can't believe we have managed to come up with 34 weeks of images with feathers. At first I was thinking about how Lili and I were hitting a bit of a creative wall... not that we weren't still creating, but that we both needed a bit of encouragement. We first "met" years ago when we were paired up to do a holiday swap... and we noticed crazy similarities in our work. We had never noticed each other, even though we were in a few photo groups together, but there was no denying that our work had some similar aesthetics. Also in similar fashion, our children were growing up. Without babies, toddlers and littles running around, it can be challenging to find candid lifestyle images daily. But we both love nature, and wild children and feathers... so I said lets try to do this, and Lili said yes... and here we are 34 weeks later. I am not going to lie, there have been moments where I thought this was a crazy idea, and moments where not a single feather image is in my head, but then there are other moments when I feel the lightning bolt of creativity, and I love that we are pushing ourselves. I don't feel we are cranking out rote or boring images either, I feel that we are both pushing ourselves and coming up with great images. Feathers hold so much symbolic weight, they mean so much, and really they are everywhere. Every day I find some at my feet when I am out walking, little feathers, big feathers, white feathers, black feathers, brown or multi colored.... last week Meadow found a bunch of owl feathers, the bunch she is photographed holding (In my wedding dress, in front of an abandoned home) in the last week of this post. I am not going to lie, some weeks are better than others, but this is truly a cooperative project. We do not hide out images from each other until the day of... we are working together to create a cohesive flow, we show each other our images, if one of us is stuck, we get inspiration to shoot a similar image to match, there is no competition here, and for that I am eternally grateful.
Again, thank you SO much for following along with this, it means so much to us both!
~~Feathered, Week Thirty~~
“I thought the most beautiful thing in the world must be shadow.”
― Sylvia Plath
~~Feathered, Week Thirty One~~
The Tragedy Of Life Is Not Death,
But What We Let Die Inside Of Us While We Live.
~~Feathered, Week Thirty Two~~
“A feather is a sign from the angels. It is a response to a question, a thought or an emotion. It's their way of saying; "You are loved and are being guided through this by the angelic realm.”
― Eileen Anglin
~~Feathered, Week Thirty Three~~
“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.” ~Rumi
~~Feathered, Week Thirty Four~~
Take these broken wings
And learn to fly again
And learn to live so free
And when we hear the voices sing
The book of love will open up
And let us in... ~Mr. Mister