Going UP! by Just Jane
One of my passions is for images on paper. I have loved eye candy from the first time I held the last piece in a set of stationary and decided to save it instead of writing on it. I was six.
If you took a visual tour through my Rubbermaid tubs full of paper you would find one piece of every stationary I've ever had. You would find hundreds of greeting cards. They all have gorgeous images. They're all blank. You see, for me, it's the image, not the sentiment. I have tear sheets from nearly 20 years of magazines, all organized neatly into three ring binders and arranged by topic. I love really good eye candy! I love the beauty. I cherish the stories they evoke. I always have.
autumn poem by i.anton
Like most people, I have a dearth of space and my paper seems to expand to fill whatever space I allow it. Which is exactly why I have a passion for the digital world. Of course I'll never abandon my love of paper, but the digital world allows me to explore and savor so many more images.
We all know about Flickr and all the incredible inspiration to be found there. We know that a beginning photographer can find friendship, encouragement, constructive criticism, tutors, and an audience - all on Flickr. And, a beauty lover like me can also find scores of new images to swoon over.
Colors Wanted by me* voila
The images in this post are my own version of the Best Photographs of 2009. They are all used with written permission from the photographer. When you click on the image, it will take you directly to that photographer's photostream, blog, or shop. There are additional links below each image.
I hope you enjoyed my favorites. And, of course, I hope you'll share your favorite eye candy with me. Soon.
January by Michelle Brea
Hope is a winter prom in the desert by Robin Laws
Happy Tuesday, friends. What are your passions?