As I tried one way and then another and another … to solve the photo editing debacle … a thought arose …
Upside Down Chickens.
Upside Down chickens.
One of my Paris photos is of upside down chickens in a shop (calm down -no real ones).
When I saw them I laughed … it was visually quirky and unexpected.
(I had a vision of the conversation the window designers must have …
‘OK guys … last month we outdid ourselves with the dancing aardvarks… well done Bruce for the idea. What can we do to top that?’)
And … as I wandered hither and thither yesterday down different problem solving paths … I realised that the upside down chicken view was really vital.
An unexpected view.
A different look at a common situation.
A new way of finding solutions.
That’s when I took a break and went to play outside.
My brother Marc wrote a great post on creativity and divergent thinking today.
And that got me rethinking about Upside Down Chickens.
He (that’s Marc …not a UDC) sent me another solution to my photo dilemma …it’s so close to being an ideal solution I can taste it.
So … I have found a new mantra for when I want to view something a different way …
Be an Upside Down Chicken …
Off to pay bills (UDC never pay bills) and then sort a few things for the Sunny Funny Garden.
Then … watching the dancing tonight in the Moo Bar with Derek and Lynda … and Maggie … come out and play with us Maggie. We’ve all been so well behaved this week.
Update – Marc has helped me solve the final piece of the photo editing and insertion puzzle. So – without further ado ….
I give you a few more photos of Paris.
The cow restaurant – every window had cows in it
The buildings – old and new – have a grace and proportion that is magic. The modern building is the Arab Institute and each window (and every piece) works like a camera arpeture.They each open to changes in light and heat. Amazing.
It’s a full moon so I made a few clear wishes for the next month.
Now stop rolling your eyes person in the back of the room …
If you don’t like the word wishes ( and when did you stop having fun?) … use words like ‘goals’, ‘outcomes’,…. ‘aardvark’ …I don’t care … just focus your intent and passion on the things in your life that are important to you.
Why the full moon?
Do it on a Tuesday … or 10am on the 12th of every month … doesn’t matter.
What matters is that I take some time on a regular basis to stop and see/feel what’s important to me in my life right now.
I did a special wish which is like a gift card.
I send you a wish … to make your own.
Careful now …..
Have a wonderful weekend.
p.s – sorted the whole photo thing now.
Was all that time and frustration worth it?
Well … I don’t love being frustrated … but being patient and persistent (stubborn some would say)has paid off.
I now have a whole new skill set and a much better way to edit and sort photos into my blog. I only have to learn something once – so it’s all sorted.
p.s.s – decided to have my hair cut and it now is spiky short with purple and red highlights – just the thing for latin dancing tonight.
Maggie, Derek & Lynda are wandering out and have promised to behave – damn.
I’m in the mood for mischief.