message in a bottle
nikon d-6o photos
(c) 2010 julie king
some playing i did in the art room last weekend. the sun was streaming in, casting wonderful light and creating long dark shadows. shooting these messages in a bottle was fun and energizing! it got me thinking about life before creativity (lbc). i can close my eyes and be back in the old days when i was easily frustrated, bored and lost in a goal-less haze. i read constantly to fill the void. i yearned for something but i wasn't sure what it was. i envied the creative souls i worked with and often felt left out. soul searching and a desire to becone a more creative and fulfilled me led me to collage, mixed media, blogging, photography, poetry and so much more.
i could live in regret for years lost but i choose not to. i could revert back to that young woman who let her identity be defined by what was done to her but i choose not to. i could give in to moments of depression and sadness but i fight on. no one but me will define who i am in my heart. no one but me can send the message out into the world that i choose to send. my message is one of empowerment, hope, belief and dreams realized. my message is personal, yet universally shared. my message is brightly lit with love and the knowledge that forgiveness is the first step toward spreading your wings and flying free.
what is your message to the world?