September 6, 2010

Getting There

I struggle with organization in my life, but I'm getting there. When my life is organized and I'm satisfied with things, I become a better artist and more functional personally. I'm getting there. I did a first day of school photo essay that turned out well. I shot the first high school football game of the season, which was so much fun. I also covered the Wii National Championships, which was mildly amusing. This is my favorite photograph I've taken so far for Patch. Hope ya'all have a great week. I'm looking forward to visiting your places over the next few days:)


24 comments:

The Words Crafter said...

I really liked your first day essay. It took me back a few years. Okay, many years! And I love the little girl posing in the photo.

I understand about organization. Totally. I'm more at peace when I'm organized but I just can't seem to STAY organized. Maybe there's a 12 step program somewhere I can join...would be nice!

I have something for you over on my blog....

Mama Zen said...

Great shot!

Vicki Rocho said...

Does anyone else hear the fish from Finding Nemo? Bubbles, bubbles, bubbles! MY bubbles. hahaha...

Great pic...what was the Wii championship like? I picture senior citizens just because they push that angle on the news. LOL

Piedmont Writer said...

Organization, the bane of my existance. I'm cleaning the house this weekend from top to bottom just so I can finish my ms. this week when the child is in school.

I'm glad you've found your groove.

Deidra said...

That photo essay is absolutely perfect! It took me right back to all that is the first day. Except for that Class of 2014 sign. That just made me feel old. ;)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Wonderful, lively photo!
And, um, organized I am not.

Claudia said...

i love the blow bubbles on your picture - and i wish you all the best for getting things organized - i know you will make it ed!

Brian Miller said...

great stuff ed...i like the pic here as well and your essay is very nice....i agree to a certain extent on the organization...a little controlled chaos is not bad for me though...

ladyfi said...

What lovely bubbles! Good work.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

There's nothing like making order out of chaos. And blowing bubbles. :-)

DEZMOND said...

and we are looking forward to you visiting our places over the next few days:)

Bernie said...

Great Photo Ed......I have to be organized as well, it is just a part of who I am........:-) Hugs

Wine and Words said...

Love the bubbles. Little Miss Thing all proud in her eyewear! Bravo Ed...on getting there. I will clap every step of the way!

TechnoBabe said...

When did people start eating as they walk along? Why did that start? I used to think it was because people had boxed themselves into such busy lifestyles that they had to eat on the run. But now I am not so sure that is the reason. We as a group are putting things into our mouths most of the time. Anyway, it is a good photo and I can see why it would be fun for you to get a chance to take photos like this.

Aishah said...

What did they say about it is the journey, not the destination..

Wild Rose said...

Lovely shot my dear friend and we all need organization in our lives, so i know how you feel because am that anal or picky for a better word haha..x

Ed Pilolla said...

thanks so much.
for the record, the little girl is not posing, though she seems to be. it's tough to tell when the photo is little as it is here. when it's bigger, you can tell she is creating bubbles too. she was doing this before i arrived and though it's ridiculous to say that a big camera doesn't affect the action at all, i can say this is a spontaneous photo. shooting kids is fun. i snap the photo first and then introduce myself to the parent. in this case, her older cousin was watching over her. i shot about 70 photos total. i like this one with the bubble over her eye and over the dude in the back taking a photo of the ocean.

Phoenix said...

Lovely shot - I like the attitude of the girl and the bubble behind her is amazing!

I think artists need organization and structure even more so than most people. It's hard to be a creative type who's organized so it's better to just stick to something that works.

As my business manager has always said: "Discipline is Freedom."

She Writes said...

Ed, I like it very much. Bubbles are always a fun subject to shoot!

thinkingtoohard13 said...

We're all "getting there," love. Miss you too much.

Suzanne Casamento said...

Funny how you wrote that when your life is organized you're a better artist. I find that when I'm more focused on my art, my life is less chaotic.

Here's to art!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

what a great shot, ed! just great - a conglomeration of life and joy and sunshine and blue skies! perfect! and your little subject there in sunshades, she is just SOMEthing, isn't she! you really captured her spirit! great shot! have a great week!

French Fancy... said...

Sometimes the thought of getting organised is worse than just getting stuck in and doing it. There you go Ed - don't put it off any longer, Get Organised.

Love the pic.

Kay said...

organized = good

photo = great!

high school football = (sigh) memories... :)

Can you believe it is that time of year already? phew. time flies.