Art

  • Kaleidoscope #117 - The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow, Gave the luster of mid-day to objects below; When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, But a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,          Verse for this version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” found on Wikipedia. Below is the original […]
  • Kaleidoscope #116 - When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to the window I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters, and threw up the sash.            Verse for this version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” found […]
  • Kaleidoscope #115 - The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads, And Mama in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap, Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap;              Verse for this version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” found […]
  • Kaleidoscope #114 - ‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;           Verse for this version of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” found on Wikipedia. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #113 - It’s only after you’ve stepped outside your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow, and transform. –Roy T. Bennett              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a gorgeous sunset taken outside of Mesa, Arizona in November, 2008 at my grandparents’ 50th anniversary party. If […]
  • Kaleidoscope #112 -   You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it. –Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book              Below is the original photo used to create this image. All I can say, is sometimes you have to look down to see a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #111 -   The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong. –Laura Ingalls Wilder              Below is the original photo used to create this image. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #110 -   And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person. One moment at a time. –Libba Bray, The Sweet Far Thing              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a bush from the front of my house that has its winter berries going on. Taken […]
  • Kaleidoscope #109 -   Someday you’re gonna look back on this moment of your life as such a sweet time of grieving. You’ll see that you were in mourning and your heart was broken, but your life was changing… –Elizabeth Gilbert              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s […]
  • Kaleidoscope #108 - If you can’t change your fate, change your attitude. –Amy Tan              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a bouquet of silk flowers on my dining room table using the curtain as a drape. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart […]
  • Kaleidoscope #107 -   Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. –George Bernard Shaw            Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a maple sapling growing between stone pavers in my backyard. Taken on an overcast day with no special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my […]
  • Kaleidoscope #106 -   It doesn’t matter what it is. What matters is what it will become. –Dr. Seuss              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s water flowing along the sidewalk into a storm drain. This was taken in 2016 on a bright fall afternoon, no special lighting […]
  • Kaleidoscope #105 - We are not trapped or locked up in these bones. No, no. We are free to change. And love changes us. And if we can love one another, we can break open the sky. –Walter Mosley, Blue Light               Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s […]
  • Kaleidoscope #104 - The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind. –Kiran Desai, The Inheritance of Loss             Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a bouquet of silk flowers on my dining room table using the curtain as a drape. No special […]
  • Kaleidoscope #103 -   Not that I want to be a god or a hero. Just to change into a tree, grow for ages, not hurt anyone. –Czesław Miłosz           Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a maple sapling growing between stone pavers in my backyard. Taken on an […]
  • Kaleidoscope #102 -   It’s so strange how life works: You want something and you wait and wait and feel like it’s taking forever to come. Then it happens and it’s over and all you want to do is curl back up in that moment before things changed. –Lauren Oliver, Delirium             Below is […]
  • Kaleidoscope #101 -   I have accepted fear as part of life – specifically the fear of change… I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back…. –Erica Jong             Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lichen and moss covered tree trunk […]
  • Kaleidoscope #100 -  Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. –Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free             Below is the original photo used to create this image. These sunflowers were on display […]
  • Kaleidoscope #99 - People do not change, they are merely revealed. –Anne Enright, The Gathering             Below is the original photo used to create this image. These lovelies were arrangements in planters at a local outdoor mall. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone. Save Save Save Save Save […]
  • Kaleidoscope #98 -   When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves. –Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning             Below is the original photo used to create this image. These orange flowers are part of the landscaping in front of my office building. Since they’re […]
  • Kaleidoscope #97 -   Nothing is going to change, unless someone does something soon. –Dr. Seuss              Below is the original photo used to create this image. These black-eyed susans were on display outside my local grocery store. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone. Save Save Save […]
  • Kaleidoscope #96 - If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character…Would you slow down? Or speed up? –Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters             Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a bouquet of silk flowers on my dining room […]
  • Kaleidoscope #95 - We dream to give ourselves hope. To stop dreaming – well, that’s like saying you can never change your fate. –Amy Tan, The Hundred Secret Senses                Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s the big blue sky pic I took on a summer trip […]
  • Kaleidoscope #94 -   They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself. –Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol            Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a maple sapling growing between stone pavers in my backyard. Taken on an overcast day with no […]
  • Kaleidoscope #93 -  The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind. –Friedrich Nietzsche              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lichen and moss covered tree trunk and exposed roots […]
  • Kaleidoscope #82 -   Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. –Barack Obama              Below is the original photo used to create this image. These black-eyed […]
  • Kaleidoscope #91 - Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess. –Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid              Below is the original photo used to create this image. These lovelies were arrangements in planters at a local […]
  • Kaleidoscope #90 - People change and forget to tell each other. –Lillian Hellman              Below is the original photo used to create this image. These sunflowers were on display in front of my local grocery store. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone.   Save Save Save Save […]
  • Kaleidoscope #89 -  I don’t know that love changes. People change. Circumstances change. –Nicholas Sparks              Below is the original photo used to create this image. These orange flowers are part of the landscaping in front of my office building. Since they’re small, I had to get in super close. No special lighting […]
  • Kaleidoscope #88 - None of us really changes over time. We only become more fully what we are. –Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a bouquet of silk flowers on my dining room table using the curtain as a drape. No special […]
  • Kaleidoscope #87 -  Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. –Jalaluddin Rumi                Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s the big blue sky pic I took on a summer trip to Illinois. No special […]
  • Kaleidoscope #86 -   Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. –Lao Tzu           Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a maple sapling growing between stone […]
  • Kaleidoscope #85 - The measure of intelligence is the ability to change. –Albert Einstein              Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is an image from Pixabay and I originally used it to create “Clay Butterfly” that was published on 8/21/2017. Side note, this is actually the first image […]
  • Kaleidoscope #84 -  Keep in mind that people change, but the past doesn’t. –Becca Fitzpatrick, Hush, Hush              Below is the original photo used to create this image. These black-eyed susans were on display outside my local grocery store. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone. Save Save […]
  • Kaleidoscope #83 -  Growing apart doesn’t change the fact that for a long time we grew side by side; our roots will always be tangled. I’m glad for that. –Ally Condie, Matched              Below is the original photo used to create this image. These orange flowers are part of the landscaping in front […]
  • Kaleidoscope #82 - Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change. –Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein             Below is the original photo used to create this image. These sunflowers were on display in front of my local grocery store. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from […]
  • Kaleidoscope #81 -   I never change, I simply become more myself. –Joyce Carol Oates, Solstice              Below is the original photo used to create this image. These lovelies were arrangements in planters at a local outdoor mall. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone. Save Save Save […]
  • Kaleidoscope #80 - It is true that those we meet can change us, sometimes so profoundly that we are not the same afterwards, even unto our names. –Yann Martel, Life of Pi             Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is an image from Pixabay and I initially used […]
  • Kaleidoscope #79 -   The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking. –Albert Einstein               Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s the big blue sky pic I took on a summer trip to Illinois. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #78 -   Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. –Helen Keller              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a bouquet of silk flowers on my dining room table using the curtain as a drape. No special lighting […]
  • Kaleidoscope #77 - I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it. –Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter              Below is the original photo used to create this image. These lovelies we arrangements in planters at a local outdoor mall. No special lighting or retouching, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #76 - I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity. –Gilda Radner  […]
  • Kaleidoscope #75 - Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. –Margaret Mead             Below is the original photo used to create this image. These sunflowers were on display in front of my local grocery store. No special […]
  • Kaleidoscope #74 - Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself. –Leo Tolstoy              Below is the original photo used to create this image. This is an image from Pixabay and I originally used it to create “Clay Butterfly” that was published on 8/21/2017. Side note, this is […]
  • Kaleidoscope #73 - What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain. –Maya Angelou, Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now              Below is the original photo used to create this image. These black-eyed […]
  • Kaleidoscope #72 - Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn’t stop for anybody. –Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower              Below is the original photo used to create this image. These sunflowers were on display in front of my local grocery store. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from […]
  • Kaleidoscope #71 - I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they’re right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. –Marilyn […]
  • Kaleidoscope #70 - Be the change that you wish to see in the world. –Mahatma Gandhi              Below is the original photo used to create this image. These orange flowers are part of the landscaping in front of my office building. Since they’re small, I had to get in super close. No special […]
  • Kaleidoscope #69 - Clinical psychology tells us arguably that trauma is the ultimate killer. Memories r not recycled like atoms and particles in quantum physics. They can be lost forever. It’s sort of like my past is an unfinished painting and as the artist of that painting, I must fill in all the ugly holes and make it […]
  • Kaleidoscope #68 - Beauty belongs to the sphere of the simple, the ordinary, whilst ugliness is something extraordinary, and there is no question but that every ardent imagination prefers in lubricity, the extraordinary to the commonplace. –Marquis de Sade, The 120 Days of Sodom and Other Writings              Below is the original photo […]
  • Kaleidoscope #67 - Life may not be pretty but it’s always beautiful. We may only see the ugliness on the surface. The shit that only the world chooses to notice. But, if we dig deep, if we get to the heart of life, where there’s no pain or fear, where we can just be who we are and […]
  • Kaleidoscope #66 - I am so beautiful, sometimes people weep when they see me. And it has nothing to do with what I look like really, it is just that I gave myself the power to say that I am beautiful, and if I could do that, maybe there is hope for them too. And the great divide […]
  • Kaleidoscope #65 - Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness. All can know good as good only because there is evil. –Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching              Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this container of pansies on a lunchtime walk […]
  • Kaleidoscope #64 - With all the darkness in the world right now, I’m trying to remind myself to see the beauty. Not to forget the darkness, but just to remember there is light, too. If you’re having trouble finding it, make your own. We’re all in this together. –Nathan Fillion, via Instagram              […]
  • Kaleidoscope #63 - Those who love you are not fooled by mistakes you have made or dark images you hold about yourself. They remember your beauty when you feel ugly; your wholeness when you are broken; your innocence when you feel guilty; and your purpose when you are confused. –Alan Cohen              Below […]
  • Kaleidoscope #62 - When the people of the world all know beauty as beauty, there arises the recognition of ugliness. When they all know the good as good, there arises the recognition of evil. –Lao Tzu, The Tao Te Ching              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s my […]
  • Kaleidoscope #61 - Being is desirable because it is identical with Beauty, and Beauty is loved because it is Being. We ourselves possess Beauty when we are true to our own being; ugliness is in going over to another order; knowing ourselves, we are beautiful; in self-ignorance, we are ugly. –Plotinus                […]
  • Kaleidoscope #60 - We create order out of chaos, beauty and meaning out of ugly randomness. –Rick Riordan, The Throne of Fire              Below is the original photo used to create this image. I caught this lovely sunset on a random Sunday evening as I was leaving a grocery store. No special lighting […]
  • Kaleidoscope #59 -   Funny how a beautiful song could tell such as ugly story. It seemed unfair, like a trick. –Sarah Dessen, Lock and Key              Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this container of pansies on a lunchtime walk around downtown Richmond, VA. No special […]
  • Kaleidoscope #58 - A woman who cannot be ugly is not beautiful. –Karl Kraus              Below is the original photo used to create this image. Awesome clouds just before sunset, taken last month after dinner. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone. Save Save
  • Kaleidoscope #57 -   Maybe it’s not about having a beautiful day, but about finding beautiful moments. Maybe a whole day is just too much to ask. I could choose to believe that in every day, in all things, no matter how dark and ugly, there are shards of beauty if I look for them. –Anna White, Mended: […]
  • Kaleidoscope #56 - But even the coldest hate can shift into something warmer if given enough time, just as an ugly caterpillar can turn into a beautiful butterfly. –Morgan Rhodes, Rebel Spring              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a candle in a cracked-glass hurricane. This was taken […]
  • Kaleidoscope #55 -   I had a microscopic eye for the blemish, for the grain of ugliness which to me constituted the sole beauty of the object. –Henry Miller, Tropic of Capricorn              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lichen and moss covered tree trunk and exposed […]
  • Kaleidoscope #54 - Life has its ugliness and ups and downs, but look for the beauty and you will find it. –Debasish Mridha             Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s water flowing along the sidewalk into a storm drain. This was taken last year on a bright fall […]
  • Kaleidoscope #53 - The only ugly girls are the ones that don’t know beauty comes from within. –Dan Howell                Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s the big blue sky pic I took on a recent trip to Illinois. No special lighting or retouching, simply a snap […]
  • Kaleidoscope #52 - It is amazing how much you can see in other people – the good and the bad, we won’t even talk about the ugly – if you just shut up and watch them. –Lauren Baratz-Logsted, Crazy Beautiful            Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s my car’s […]
  • Kaleidoscope #51 -   Beautiful souls are shaped by ugly experiences. –Matshona Dhliwayo              As promised, below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lichen and moss covered tree trunk and exposed roots from my backyard. Taken on an overcast day with no special lighting or retouching, just a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #50 -   Beauty is, in some ways, boring. Even if its concept changes through the ages, nevertheless a beautiful object must always follow certain rules … Ugliness is unpredictable and offers an infinite range of possibilities. Beauty is finite. Ugliness is infinite, like God. –Umberto Eco, On Ugliness           As promised, below […]
  • Kaleidoscope #49 -   A rose, isn’t quite as beautiful as it once was, when after its thorn pricks you. –Anthony Liccione             Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this container of pansies on a lunchtime walk around downtown Richmond, VA. No special lighting or retouching, just […]
  • Kaleidoscope #48 - Sometimes life gets ugly before it gets beautiful. –J. Sterling, The Perfect Game              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s water flowing along the sidewalk into a storm drain. This was taken last year on a bright fall afternoon, no special lighting or retouching, just […]
  • Kaleidoscope #47 - It was one of the few things he had to believe in, the possibility of beauty when faced with the reality of so much ugliness. –Cassandra Clare, The Last Stand of the New York Institute             Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s my car’s engine, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #46 - If you want your life to be a small part of eternity, to be lucid even in the heart of madness, love… Love with all your strength, love as though it is all you know how to do, love enough to make the gods themselves jealous… for it is in love that all ugliness reveals […]
  • Kaleidoscope #45 - Busy with the ugliness of the expensive success We forget the easiness of free beauty Lying sad right around the corner Only an instant removed Unnoticed and squandered. –Dejan Stojanovic              Below is the original photo used to create this image. Awesome clouds just before sunset, taken last month after […]
  • Kaleidoscope #44 - We’ve waited a long time for this. I want the real thing. Not the watered-down version. And the real thing is not only beautiful. It is also ugly. I want your truth. –L.J. Shen, Vicious              Below is the original photo used to create this image. I caught this lovely […]
  • Kaleidoscope #43 - The beauty on the inside, will determine the ugly on the outside. –Anthony Liccione              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a candle in a cracked-glass hurricane. This was taken in the spring of 2016 for a Photography 101 challenge called “Warmth.” No special lighting […]
  • Kaleidoscope #42 -   I refused to let it all be for nothing. Because even within all the ugliness of the world there was beauty. Some of it needed to be pulled from the dirt and dusted off, given wings. –Gwendolyn Field, Escape from Paradise            As promised, below is the original photo used […]
  • Kaleidoscope #41 -   “God gives us the ugliness so we don’t take the beautiful things in life for granted.” –Colleen Hoover, Ugly Love              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lichen and moss covered tree trunk and exposed roots from my backyard. Taken on an overcast […]
  • Kaleidoscope #40 - What is beauty or ugliness but a false front that prompts man to make assumptions rather than delving deeper. –Kristen Callihan, Firelight              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s water flowing along the sidewalk into a storm drain. This was taken last year on a […]
  • Kaleidoscope #39 - I’m always finding humans at their best and worst. I see their ugly and their beauty and I wonder how the same can be both. –Markus Zusak, The Book Thief                Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s the big blue sky pic I took […]
  • Kaleidoscope #38 - If you permit your thoughts to dwell on evil you yourself will become ugly. Look only for the good in everything so you absorb the quality of beauty. –Paramahansa Yogananda             Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s my car’s engine, no special lighting or retouching, […]
  • Kaleidoscope #37 - Hate leaves ugly scars, love leaves beautiful ones. –Mignon McLaughlin, The Complete Neurotic’s Notebook             Below is the original photo used to create this image. Awesome clouds just before sunset, taken last month after dinner. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my smart phone. Save Save
  • Kaleidoscope #36 - “They aren’t ugly.” I bit my lip, trying to find the right words. “More like beautiful things that have had the misfortune of being broken.” –Danielle L. Jensen, Stolen Songbird              As promised, below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lichen and moss covered tree […]
  • Kaleidoscope #35 - Ugliness is an illusion, gentlemen. Like beauty. Like color. All depends on the light. The only reality is action. –Karen Traviss, True Colors             Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a candle in a cracked-glass hurricane. This was taken in the spring of 2016 for […]
  • Kaleidoscope #34 - People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet. –Saadi              Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this container of pansies on a lunchtime walk around downtown Richmond, VA. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #33 - Life isn’t all grand, but it isn’t all miserable either.  There’s both sweet and sour in every day.  So why focus on the ugly when you can gaze at what’s beautiful?  Concentrate on the good. –Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway             Below is the original photo used to create this […]
  • Kaleidoscope #32 - Beauty is not always as perfect as we imagine it to be, but it can be damn close if we learn to accept the scary parts or the ugly parts. –Nick Miller, Isn’t It Pretty To Think So?            As promised, below is the original photo used to create this image. […]
  • Kaleidoscope #31 - True beauty is not the absence of ugliness, but the acceptance of it. –Terri Cheney, Manic: A Memoir             Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s water flowing along the sidewalk into a storm drain. This was taken last year on a bright fall afternoon, no […]
  • Kaleidoscope #30 - People who say you are ugly, may be true, because to them, you look like a monster. People who say you are beautiful, may also be true, because to them, you look like an angel. –Michael Bassey Johnson              Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s […]
  • Kaleidoscope #29 - I prefer to believe the opposite – that there is always an indestructible beauty at the heart of darkness. –Mary Balogh, A Secret Affair         Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s the big blue sky pic I took on a recent trip to Illinois. No special lighting […]
  • Kaleidoscope #28 - Under heaven all can see beauty as beauty only because there is ugliness. All can know good as good only because there is evil. –Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching             As promised, below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lichen and moss covered tree trunk […]
  • Kaleidoscope #27 - I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused. –Baruch Spinoza             Below is the original photo used to create this image. Awesome clouds just […]
  • Kaleidoscope #26 -   Nothing is more important than that you see and love the beauty that is right in front of you, or else you will have no defense against the ugliness that will hem you in and come at you in so many ways. –Neal Stephenson, Anathem              Below is the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #25 -   If you try to view yourself through the lenses that others offer you, all you will see are distortions; your own light and beauty will become blurred, awkward, and ugly. Your sense of inner beauty has to remain a very private thing. –John O’Donohue, Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom        […]
  • Kaleidoscope #24 - When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let is destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you. –Dr. Seuss              Below is the original photo used to create this image. I found this container of pansies on a lunchtime walk around […]
  • Kaleidoscope #23 -   Don’t ever let a guy make you feel ugly because no matter what, you are beautiful with or without him. –Zayn Malik            Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s the big blue sky pic I took on a recent trip to Illinois. No special lighting […]
  • Kaleidoscope #22 -   Beauty is nothing, beauty won’t stay. You don’t know how lucky you are to be ugly, because if people like you, you know it’s for something else. –Charles Bukowski, Tales of Ordinary Madness               Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s water flowing along the […]
  • Kaleidoscope #21 -   You must let what happens happen. Everything must be equal in your eyes, good and evil, beautiful and ugly, foolish and wise. –Michael Ende, The Neverending Story            As promised, below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a maple sapling growing between stone pavers in my […]
  • Kaleidoscope #20 - I try to believe that something beautiful can result from something ugly, and that there will come a time when I’ll get to see what that is. –Mia Sheridan, Archer’s Voice         Below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s my car’s engine, no special lighting or retouching, just […]
  • Kaleidoscope #19 - …beauty is the projection of ugliness and by developing certain monstrosities we obtain the purest ornaments. –Jean Genet, Miracle of the Rose             As promised, below is the original photo used to create this image. It’s a lichen and moss covered tree trunk and exposed roots from my backyard. Taken […]
  • Kaleidoscope #18 - No matter how ugly you are; there is always someone who sees his heaven in your eyes. –M.F. Moonzajer             Below is the original photo used to create this image. Awesome clouds just before sunset, taken last month after dinner. No special lighting or retouching, just a snap from my […]
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