oh my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts.
it's what you do with what you have left.
~ hubert humphrey

dear ollee n bee ~

first things first, i did help get the truck unstuck with the truck last night! with windchills in the minus forties all this week, it isn't good that our plow truck was stuck out in the north forty. after teaching his university class last night, mr k recruited me to drive the water truck to pull out the plow truck. if there is one thing that makes me cringe and get all knotty in the tummy is towing. but! it worked with the first tug and it wasn't long before we were all cozy inside the house again. 

i am excited to say that i am just putting the finishing touches on my camera bag so hoping to share the finished product with you tomorrow ~ yay!

the above photo is one i took yesterday with the prompt addict's weekly prompt 'negative spaces' in mind. negative space around a photo can really make the positive space so effective. it can be tricky to make that negative space work well. i peeked about to find some ideas and was inspired by a few samples at digital photography school. The folks at layers magazine said it best ~ what you leave out is just as important as what you leave in.

hmmm ~ when you think about it, in this case, the negative accentuates the positive ~ how about that!

too cool (literally) ~

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twenty.three | three.sixty.five

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Bee said...

yay - glad the truck got unstuck (sometime, if you haven't heard it before, you should you tube corb lund's 'truck got stuck'. it's cute).

i was recently telling herr f that 'no action is an action, and it has meaning'. this is kind of like negative space... negative space is space, and it has meaning.

and sometimes, as you say, it's only by having the negative there, that the positive really gets accentuated, so long as we keep that gratitude in our hearts!

grateful for you, pg, and you too, ollee... xo

bee said...

and then, the dalai lama said this...

"It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view. Therefore, it is useful when something happens to try to look at it from different angles and then you can see the positive or beneficial aspects."

ollee said...

UUUUUUUUU!!!!! I love this topic of conversation. I must restrain myself from too much commentary...I could go on and on about it. Could we just meet for a few hours (maybe days, really) and discuss it over a bottle of wine ? :D

Great photo, pg (and the quote by hubert humphrey...I could cry about it with examples to match). And wow! "what you leave out is just as important as what you leave in" --absolute genius!

And bee...gee, your comment and quote just reflects that brilliant philosophising wonderfulness you have that I so admire, respect, love and am grateful to be able to enjoy.

Am oh-so grateful for you both! xox, ollee