Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

Moving Forward Through Storms
Moving Forward Through Storms, a photo by Fergiemoto on Flickr.  (click on photo to enlarge)

the snow will still fall
paths and journeys will shift
moving forward

This is a combined photo and doodle image, which I worked on this morning in the warmth of my home and surrounded outside by one of a few snowstorms we are receiving this week.  Also, this blog, which includes my explorations and experiments with photography, digital manipulations, doodling, haiku, etc., was created in 2011 as a therapeutic way for me to move forward in the midst of many developing health issues and chronic pain.

Here is a larger version of the doodle.  I created it on my iPad using the Paper by 53 and ArtStudio apps.  Before moving forward with more doodling recently, my attempts consisted of very bad stick figure drawings.  🙂

Moving out the Negative

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge
is to share a picture that says FORWARD to you.

 Linking up with:
(kk textures used: edith and sybil)

87 responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward

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  3. Love photo your photo and your little card – you are so creative. The message is so true – I have very easy to move away from not so good things … and I think it’s why I’m waking up happy most mornings. Have a great weekend.

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  6. Oh, that poor little frozen bird. Glad to hear you’ve got a nice warm home to live in through the snow storm.

    You’re actually very good at drawing stick figures – mine tend to be a little stiff – yours look fluid and alive.

    • Thank you so much, Vicki! Yes, it’s nice to be able to cozy up. It’s fun to try these doodles, but right now, it has to be really basic. I’m not very good at all when it comes to drawing and painting. If I didn’t have the iPad, I would have several sheets of paper wadded up in and around the waste basket with all my attempts.

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  9. Oh Fergie..I am sorry, I closed the link early so that I could get most of the post written as I have a doc appointment Monday and I think I will be going for another test and won’t have time…I put it up Tuesday at midnight and usually take it down Sat morning..sorry about that… I will check first next time….Michelle

    • Not a problem, Michelle! My blogging has been irregular and sporadic lately anyway. I just hope you are managing ok in the midst of everything you are dealing with.

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    • Thank you very much, Christine! I wanted to try something a little different. It’s amazing how intimidating it is to try something like doodling that comes so easily to some, yet so difficult for me. But it’s fun to keep trying.

    • Thank you so much, Marina! I call them my doodles, and I think “doodle” gives the impression that it is something done rather quickly, but my doodles sure take a long time…haha. I can only imagine the hours it would take if I actually tried to “sketch” something. It’s still fun to keep trying.

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  17. I love you “doodle”. The expression on the grey balloon made me want to find a way to grasp hold of it and bring it some cheer. Poor little negative balloon, don’t worry…we’ll brighten you up and find you a new home with a fresh start. Who knows maybe the negative can be written into a book where it finds fulfillment in getting to a more rich and happy future. 🙂

    • Thank you very much, TBM. Yes the poor little bird, who is a regular here and very entertaining, often sits outside our window looking very cold and/or hungry, as if to seek pity from us. But I do admit, I would not want to be out in that snowstorm.
      We are supposed to get more snow later this week.

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  22. This is so creative, the lovely photo combined with your “doodle”. And moving forward – a good reminder for all of us with pain issues.
    I hope you are feeling better, Fergie. It’s one day at a time, but as you say, there’s always room for “good things to settle in”. 🙂 Thank you!

    • Oh, thank you so much, Betty! I hope you are managing ok as well. It is a roller coaster and I know the blogging is sporadic, but I’m still trying to move forward. Stay well, Betty!

    • Yes, these little birds that stay around for the winter are very brave to face the elements. It’s nice to be able to help even a few of them have easier access to food.

  23. I like the softness of the photo, with that beautiful little blue bird, and the positive message of your creative doodle, brings home to me how much I have to be thankful for. Thank you!

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