At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Saturday, March 16

Focus on Life - Week 11


This week's prompt is 'The Possibilities Are Endless...'

I was especially struck by Sally's final thought,
 
This week pay attention to your surroundings and your daily activities and show us what holds endless possibilities for you.

My first thought was my newly cleared desk (you can see it in Wednesday's post below), but it is just too busy a photo...

I'm realized, working through Sally's photo challenge week by week, the power of a really focussed image...

I'm not a photographer, and our lil digi-camera is pretty rubbish... but I'm learning if I just zoom in a little, have a play in Picasa, I can create quite a strong image full of meaning...

So I give you this...

 

It's a personalized stamp I bought the other week to stamp the back of any cards I make. 

But it may not be a card I make today. It may be a painting... a drawing... a journal page... an ATC... a postcard... a scrapbook page... endless possibilities, you see :)

The real power for me in this image is that I may have lost the use of my right side in the stroke (almost 6 years ago now), but I still have my left side, and it's getting more and more dexterous, the more skills I learn to do left-handed...

I may only have half a fully functioning body (and to fair, the possibilities are curtailed to what can be done one-handed), but I can still make things some things, and I am proud to stamp them to prove it :)





22 comments:

poppy m said...

great photo claire & thoughts of great freedom - like the dove in flight. M

Patti Van said...

You have a great attitude - love that you are gaining more dexterity and seeing your artwork taking form in endless possiblities! Great shot of your stamp, too!

Mary K. McGraw said...

Love your stamp and your attitude.

thewovenspoke said...

Claire, that is a wonderful interpatation of this weeks prompt and a great attitude going forward. have a great week.

Shel said...

What a wonderful attitude of gratefulness that you have and with that comes all these endless possibilities for sure! Love your photo and your stamp - both are super!

Debi said...

I like your analogy and what your stamp represents. So much from one little but special object! Your photos are really very good. :-)

Beti Horvath said...

You have created a fine photo and a reminder that our limits can open new possibilities!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Claire - wonderful post! - showing you have all the possibilities as the rest of us is wonderful.

A Polymer Penchant said...

What a beautiful message Claire. I really admire your tenacity.

LoriF said...

I love your attitude, Claire!

Great possibilities post!

Alice said...

Congratulations on your wonderful stamp!!! I love the image. It certainly represents endless possibilities

Katherine at Terra Beadworks said...

Your determination is inspiring and so is your work table. What a beautiful sunny space to work at! Love it!

glassbead, isinglass design said...

Very nice post- and so inspiring to hear about your progress.

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Hi Claire, You are an inspiration for us that there are possibilities even in adversity. Love the stamp especially the image of the bird taking flight in the center!

Annette said...

What a fantastic photo and inspiring post, Claire!

AntiquityTravelers said...

Wonderful post Claire! What a great look on life, and energy to keep working at your mobility! Love your stamp :)

Tanya said...

That's a sweet picture. It's amazing what the body and mind is capable of and when put to the challenge.

Marlene Cupo said...

God bless for always moving forward with your craft, and it's endless possibilities.

Patty Woodland said...

It's a wonderful image and a powerful story

Pearl and Pebble said...

Such a beautiful post Claire! And I absolutely love your work:) You are such and inspiration. And btw, I just copied your quote widget!!!! Have a great day:)

~Sue C said...

Thank you for visiting me today Claire! I appreciate your comment on my tag holder. :) Sue#126

Shaiha said...

What a beautiful post and that stamp really does represent infinite possibilities. I just love it.