Our creative webmaster has launched a website of her own http://photosalacarte.com/gallery devoted to her passion for sharing photographic images with her intuitive messages. When she asked if we would share her new website with others we were thrilled to assist her.
You may already know Dr. Arlene Taveroff as co-founder of Wisdom a la Carte, a widely read blog devoted to personal growth and spirituality. What may be new to you is that Arlene’s photography has been exhibited internationally and appears in highly regarded corporate art collections. Her newly launched collection of motivational posters, landscape photos and blank greeting cards is aimed at feeding the soul and connecting people to their inner wisdom.
The following was written by Arlene.
by Dr. Arlene Taveroff
The word photography means “writing with light”. In fact, light plays an incredibly important part in each and every image I create. It’s not always there in the original scene; more often, it’s part of what I create digitally. But the “how” is not important. The effect and the feeling is. The light in each image holds a powerful energy, a healing power, and a presence that will flow into the space you’re in and transform it into a place where you can feel whole and soulfully connected to something greater than yourself.
The photograph on the left shows something I noticed one day out in the country: a wonderful little blade of grass, weathered and dry, peaking out from the dark, old weathered wood of a barn wall, soaking up the sunshine! Out of the dark and into the light! I loved what it represented! I loved how it stood up, stepped forward out of the dark shadow of the barn wall and then voila! the Universe did its part. The light of day lit it up. The light of love.
The actual lighting that day gave me an image from the camera was quite monochromatic and lacking in contrast. It didn’t look like how the scene made me feel. And when I create an image, what’s important is the feeling and the energy it gives off. An image needs to say something. It needs to talk. To this end, I played with lighting and color effects in Photoshop to create what you see here. I gave color to the barn walls, added contrast and gave a sunny spotlight to that brave blade of grass that chose to come out of the shadows and let the light of love shine on it.
All the elements of light, color, subject matter and soul energy come together in this and every image to create beauty, positive energy, and also visual messages. Some of my images have words attached to them, because I love how motivational quotes and inspiring photographs amplify each other. When you look at this or any other image, let yourself be drawn to what resonates with a life experience, with a lesson you are here to learn, with a piece of your soul. Trust your instincts. Allow the energy of creation to feed your soul and bring your inner wisdom out of hiding and into the light.
Browse or buy Arlene’s artwork at http://photosalacarte.com/gallery
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