Saturday, July 7, 2012

Life's Passions

Today I'm combining photos done from my Beyond Layers class with some concepts as part of the Behind the Scenes e-course as part of my blog post today.  (I changed my header using some prompts and thought-provoking suggestions from Behind the do you like it?)

This is a color storyboard - a technique learned in Kim's class.  In the blogging e-course, we've been challenged to ponder what we are passionate about to help us focus on the purpose of our blog.

In the background is a blurred photograph - the last one take with my parents and their children, my brother and sister.  A year later, my died six months after being diagnosed with glioblastoma.  My mother would be in a nursing home unable to be maintained at home with her Alzheimer's.  And the house would be empty.  Life, at best, is brief...focus on what is important!

After some thought - my passions include:

So you'll be seeing bits and pieces of all these things in the days to I blog more.

This photo, also applying Kim's technique, was taken at Stonewall Resort in West Virginia on vacation.  Sadly, a few days prior, a great man, former West Virginia University coach, Bill Stewart, died on the golf course as part of a golf outing for fundraising.  He was the epitome of West second home...and died while living!

That's all for seeing you soon!

With gratitude,


  1. Great way to combine from both classes. I love the header, but then I like simple and clean. Great tag line :) Amen!

  2. Hi Denise , love your simple but effective header and tagline . Your colourboards are beautiful, and the subtle tones really complement each other. Thanks for visiting my blog it's very much appreciated, see you along the way. X

  3. Oh Denise, this image is so sweet and I just love the way you did your color palette. Nice variation on the theme. I also really like your new masthead. I did see the original, but this is really nice and simple.

  4. So sorry to hear about your family but the photo is beautiful. I think you have have me convinced. I am going to join beyond layers... Thanks for visiting!

  5. Beautiful image. I love your list of passions, especially escaping the tyranny of the urgent. I so get that one.

  6. Your blog is truly beautiful! Love how you work with colours. Love your list of passions too!
    See you in class!

  7. The photo at the Stonewall resort is just awesome!! Love your honesty in your posts.
    Laurie @ Pride in Photos

  8. Your new header is lovely and I thought your latest post showed that you put a lot of thought into it. I hope you are enjoying the class. I am too although I definitely need to pace myself!


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