The shadows

The shadows

They walk passed weekly, daily, hourly with eyes that stared straight through. The expressions go from lively, jovial to blank. A change that says it all. Stone walled faces, eyes hardened to what they really see. Ears that pretend to not hear, maybe those ear phones or pretend calls mask the shadow’s calling. Stiffened lips, pursed tightly closed, not a hello, a grunt nor a groan.

Sometimes, their footsteps and pace will quicken. Too busy to stop, for being busy is a reason for their reaction to be excused. Meal times frustrating, as you see the others stuffing faces. You can plan your next diet craze whilst consuming super size calories. Don’t worry, a shadow will sit, and pray for a crumb, a mere morsel. They won’t speak out as you throw that half sandwich, clear your fridge of out of date leftovers.

Pull your coat around tighter, the scarf higher up. Seek out those gloves that hide in that shiny clutch. Change your boots with the seasons, as they move again. From shadow to corner, and back again. Don’t worry my friend, they won’t ruin your trend. You moan about heat, and then about cold. The shadows’ fashion rail is within that black plastic bag. Shadows that shiver within the night breeze, red finger tips, cold noses, the shadow can’t breathe.

They worry about friends, about gossip or the latest soap story news. Is their make-up on point, did their crush see their new shoes. I will lurk as you talk, without making a sound. My worries the same, only now further down the to-do’s. Adrenaline rushes as they finish their night out, my life already fight or flight without their beer fuelled remarks. Will I survive the night, what do I smell like, can I see sunlight? When I wake I am grateful for not watching that show, but that I survived, alive, with no attack, no bin bags removed.

Walk passed me, walk passed them, it does not matter, we are not friends. I would not show my tears, in fact when one police officer will question that shadow, their help will be refused. Too much pride to crumble, to share with you all. A stiff upper lip to keep the bleak truths from being revealed. The shadows they see, they hear it all. They watch, knowing that most won’t want to, or can’t make a difference at all. You could confirm that you can see the shadows, that they are there, not ghosts or made-up fairy tales. A smile, a hello, a warm drink in hand. Something, anything rather than the embarrassed charades.

Because what if one day, you woke up to, realising the shadow was now you?

Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, May 2017.

 

Little fingers, little hands…

Photo challenge : evanescent

This is in response to the photo challenge : evanescent. Link to the photo challenge is above.

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‘Precious moments.’ Photography by Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, 2017.

This moment won’t be here again. Of course I will hold your hand many times over, I hope to, I want to, in some cases, I will have to. This is not the end of holding hands. But it won’t be the same, not exactly. This moment is only now, the present, and in the future, the photographed memory.

You see my child, your fingers will never quite be the same again. Your fingers, your hands, the size of your tiny palms, will never be this small again. Every time we hold hands, to love or to protect, there’s that invisible growth. It will happen every time, for days, weeks, months, then years. Until one day, you won’t want or need to hold my hand any more. That time when your hand might very well be the same size, or even bigger than my own.

They will transform from the hands that dig to create mud holes, to hands that articulate well. From throwing food to cooking food. From baby nail clippings to nail varnish decorations, from those that need caring, to those that do care. Perhaps your hands with you will travel the world, they will articulate what spoken words can not. They may work hard for you, or help to ascertain your own creative talents.

But to me, your little hands and little fingers as evanescent as they may be, there will always be a space for them waiting here with me.

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‘Take my hand.’ Photography by Rose-Sky Journey Pieces. 2017.

 

Photography – Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, 2017.

Words – Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, May 2017.

Thorns or roses

‘You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.’

Abraham Lincoln.

 

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‘Thorn’ Photography by Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, 2017.

A new close-up image for you all this weekend, enjoy! This week I’ve been busy continuing the latest mini photography project of ‘What do you see?’. I’ve also been creating hand-painted art, and a gift box idea with a twist! I’ll be doing an update post later on this weekend. If you would like to see more, I’m also on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/rsjourneypieces and Twitter – @rsjourneypieces ! You can get in touch with me through this site, Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail to rose-skyjourneypieces@outlook.com .

Have a great weekend everyone!

Rose-Sky Journey Pieces.

Photography – Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, 2017.

Quote – Abraham Lincoln.

Be Qualm-ing a parent

via Daily Prompt: Qualm

I think those little pregnancy tests,

Should come with a guide of how to do the rest,

Not nappies, nor milk, or the right things to eat,

But the qualms that you’ll have to meet.

If you thought weaning brought about enough frets,

Consider for a moment the tooth fairy dreads,

When will she come, and does she have slaves,

Does she have a wand, and will my sister also get paid?

So you qualm through this one, creating a whole charade,

Glitter, letters, coins and answers all getting replayed.

To the time you panicked when your child said,

They would like six kids whilst going to bed,

Can’t sleep without those ten toys,

What will the neighbours think of this noise?

How to explain that hole that they’ve dug,

Everything is better with a calm down hug.

Do we have eggs like chickens waiting to crack?

Why have the kids not given me the sack?

Next their heads on the pillows do rest, 

House is silent, and toys no longer a mess.

The sun sets on yet another childhood day,

We survived it, at last, hooray!

Be qualm-ing a parent,

It wouldn’t be the same if we didn’t feel this way!

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‘Sunset dreams.’ Photography by Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, 2017.

Poetry – Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, May 2017.

Photography – Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, May 2017.

Weekend update…

Weekend update, AKA the clogs are turning behind the scenes!

It seems to be all go this week! In case you missed it, there’s been new poetry – Fire for life , as well as here – What if? .

The What if? also helped to announce the latest photography project called ‘What do you see?’ If you click on the link to the post you can see two of the images created so far.

There’s been more photography shared, and you can catch up with this through the blog, the photography page of this website, or on the Facebook page.

I’ve been drawing again too, and these can be seen here –  There’s a hero in all of us! and Unicorn love! .

The Facebook page is all go, with lots more photo albums and images added, plus notes to help the ordering process. On here I’ve added a price page, as well as notes on the different types of image finishes to the ordering page.

No slowing down yet however, as the photography section is being revamped! This is to make it easier for everyone to view the images. So far there’s a completed page for just the rose themed images. Simply hoover over the photography tab to see this option.

Hope you are all having a great weekend, and for now whilst things are ticking and turning, here’s a new image –

Rose-Sky Journey Pieces.

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‘Classic roses.’ Photography by Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, 2017.

What if?

What if?

What if everything you said was written down?

What if everyone knew the reason behind that frown?

What if every insult was tattooed,

So that we could see what a sorry really doesn’t remove.

What if you had no one to talk to today?

Or you ignored the one person who needed you to help in your way?

What if we talked about brains and not brawn,

Words instead of fashion sizes?

What if?

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‘What if?’ Photography by Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, May 2017.

Introducing my latest photography project, ‘What do you see?’.

Inspired by how we, the media, magazines, articles, even online talk about ourselves, others and celebrities. The words that are used to define someone. Rather than intelligence, brains, words, actions, we are still being described by physical attributes and the fashions we wear.

Our sizes, looks, clothes, weight, used every day, all over the world to generate articles, photographs, discussions. What is good for the goose, is not good for the gander. Where one person will be complimented for their great weight loss one day, the same place could also write a negative article about too much weight loss to another person. It only takes a flick through what should be the news sections of the internet to see this happening. Yesterday I did a flick through the first page of one news start page, and found ‘gym-toned’, ‘wrong clothes’, ‘cosmetic surgery addiction’, ‘incredible bikini body’, ‘vision of beauty’, ‘extremely thin’. All of these being used as parts of titles, defining that person within one sentence.

I’ll be working through this project with all of the above in mind, hoping to create a reaction to what is now seen as an every day, normal part of our life. Professionally printed photographic prints of the images from this project will be available to order. At the end of the project, any models will also be available to buy. Your support for the project will also help others, keep your eyes peeled, as I will explain all later into the project.

For now, here’s the first sneak image from the project that was shared with the Facebook page last night –

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‘Stop judging.’ Photography by Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, May 2017.

Any questions or orders relating to the project, please contact us directly. We can be contacted on this website, by e-mail to – rose-skyjourneypieces@outlook.com , on the Facebook page Rose-Sky Journey Pieces Facebook page (external link) or Twitter @rsjourneypiece .

Looking forward to showing you all more of this project as it develops,

Rose-Sky Journey Pieces.

Photography – Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, May 2017.

Poetry – Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, May 2017.

Fire for life

Let the fire for life burn bright,

Never stop appreciating life’s delights.

Show, not tell the children how to grow,

Keep searching for new things to know.

Let creativity take it’s own flight,

Be you, be individual, burn bright.

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‘Flower embers.’ Photography by Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, 2017.

 

Poetry – Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, May 2017.

Photography – Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, 2017.

Photographic prints, and poetry ready to order or commissions welcome, please contact us directly.

There’s a hero in all of us!

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‘There’s a hero in all of us’ Art by Rose-Sky Journey Pieces, May 2017.

Last night’s quick doodle with pen. The inspiration was my children, a trip to town where we spent nearly the whole journey with hands on their heads….

Because in the shadows they then looked like Batman…. 🙂

Feel free to contact me directly with any questions or orders.

Rose-Sky Journey Pieces.

Unicorn love!

Anyone else left with that ‘Where did the weekend go?’ feeling? If so, you’re not alone, as it seems to have flown by too quickly here!

This weekend I have been working on a unicorn design hand drawn with pencils and pens. Here’s the result –

I’ve also been busy with product photography for another independent business, Bespoke Fantasy Costumes this week. New photos have been completed for their latest range of 3D printed items, including fishing snag ears. A couple more edits still to go to show off the full range.

Back to the unicorns, and in the theme of the latest art work, here’s a throw back to other unicorn images I’ve also completed –

 

Hope you’ve had a great weekend, even if it’s gone quickly!

Rose-Sky Journey Pieces.

Please contact us directly to discuss any ordering of photographic prints, art, craft items or poetry. We also welcome discussions about guest blogging, articles, and commercial photography opportunities.