birds & bricks

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yearbooks . celebrations . smiles . parties . endings . well wishes . plans . hugs
to look forward to as the week before us is the final one for me before a summer break
while daughter ... a graduating senior says good bye to high school . she is more than ready

as I muse on this transition of time [] brick and bird weave a story

stable . grounded . solid
light . free . motion
a little of each
in us all


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I will take a break from blogging here in this space . yet hold you all close in my heart

June marks the passage of time in significant ways here at Red or Gray

with the continuation of spaces that mean so much to me

daily Black and White Photo project

almost halfway through

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Red or Gray Art

creating at the table using repurposed papers & fabrics

began one year ago while constant yet quiet . passionate yet calm

will now be taking a rest as well

34 comments:

m. heart said...

Love that string of little birds...

Christina said...

i adore your birds. : )

becky at abbeystyle said...

Have a lovely break...we'll be here when you get back.

Marcie said...

I didn't even know about your other 'spaces'. Am going to check-them-out. Will look forward to seeing you there. Transitions are good times - change and growth!!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I'll be tracking over at B&W which I love.

Jeanne Klaver said...

Your birds are always special.

georgia b. said...

well, i will just have to get my
e l k
fix in black and white for a while.

it matters not where... just who.

i hope your break is all that you want and need it to be.

Gayle said...

This post got me a little teary eyed, ELK. I'll be there visiting you in your other spaces.

Meri said...

I just wanted to photoshop in a K after the E - L on that building.

S. Etole said...

warms thoughts to you, ELK ... hope your break brings you peace

maccandace said...

I'll miss coming to this spot every couple of days but I know where to find you, at least :) This is such an evocative time of year for everyone, I suppose, endings and beginnings, past and current. It always brings back those bittersweet memories of summers when I was much, much younger...free from school with the summer looming ahead, full of fun and promise.

Jewels said...

Congrats on the graduation :)

Megan Coyle said...

I love these - so earthy. Love the bricks and your string of birds is beautiful. Your birds are just so inspiring :)

Puna said...

I love the simplicity and majesty of a brick wall. Thank you elk!

Tracy said...

You will be much missed, Elk... But I hope your break will be a time of refreshment, relaxation, creativity, discovery and mostly LOVE... :o) ((HUGS))

rachel awes said...

oh i love ALL of your birds
& especially this time
the one with the
yellow flower.
love the ground & wings.
yes yes yes.
all so lovely & true.
tender & strong passage.
big love to you.xox

SE'LAH... said...

enjoy your break.
always a pleasurable experience stopping by.
i'll be here when you return.

one love, my friend.
Welcome summer.

suvarna mollerup said...

Your birds always make me smile, congratulations to your daughter, I'm sure she is looking forward to exploring the big wide world.
xo

Amy said...

beautiful photos, beautiful words. I will be here when you return.

Susan Tuttle said...

i heart your birdies:) -- and there's just something about ivy on bricks that i love.

sherri said...

I'll miss your creative posts and hope to see you on your other sites.

elizabeth said...

Have a lovely break! We'll all be here when you return. :)

Kamana said...

love these bird mobile pictures. enjoy your time away but hope to see you back here soon. you will be missed.

margie said...

always follow your heart. we will still visit your other homes. work on your art. it is important.

spread your wings said...

you amaze me. i will miss you while you are away. I know this is a special summer for your family. ENJOY!!

Sue said...

Breaks are important. Enjoy yours. :)

Oliag said...

Such a busy time in your life!...I hope you are able to enjoy every minute of it. Your words and images will be missed.

suzyQ said...

the comparison of bricks and birds is so beautiful. you are so creative..

congrats to your daughter!

Prairie Girl Studio said...

peace and sunshine to you wherever you are ~
xo pg

magpie said...

i've just come to catch up...ive been off blogging myself for a bit. enjoy your spaces. i'll enjoy going back in time on your blog.

beth said...

enjoy your break and time with your daughter! those moments are precious!
I love those brick photos!

Country Girl said...

Congratulations to your daughter as she begins the next chapter in her life. And well wishes to you and your beautiful art.

AscenderRisesAbove said...

I love this string of bird where so many are the same tone and then suddenly a random color and pattern.

patty said...

you've done a beautiful job here. congratulations to your daughter... i'll be watching at B&W Photo... ((H))