Well - if this didn't start just at the right time, I don't know what! I have a new camera. And as part of Melba's Create a Connection blog, the theme for Thursday's is "Photo Thursday"! Today's guest blogger is Krista from The Silent K. The theme she gave us to work with was "Sustenance".
As I was thinking about it today, I came up with several ideas of what sustenance means to me. (Sustain: to support, hold, or bear up)
At work, it means different things than at home. As I'm now carrying my new camera with me everywhere - I took a couple shots in my office.
This first photo (right) is the top of my filing cabinets. I have made myself a little altar of sorts - plants, stones, photos, etc. I have my copy of Cat Heaven with a photo of Lissy attached, given to me when she was euthanized, lots of jungly plants, photos (yes one of them is my pickles photo!) and stones, bits of shell, even a mini zen-garden. There is even a turtle that my dad made for me of bits of rock he found. (I collect turtles!) Having this stuff in my office makes my work environment a much happier place!This second office photo (left) is a close up of one of my frames. It is a photo of my best friend, Andrea and her daughter Savannah. This one isn't a work related sustenance, but Andrea's friendship does sustain me! She means the world to me. We have been friends since about 1991. I wouldn't want to live without her! She is more a sister to me than "just" a friend. Her daughter even calls me Aunt Tammy!
The third office photo (below) is another close up of a frame - it is Mike and I on our trip to New York last year. Our relationship is great - it also sustains me. He supports me in ways I would have never expected! I love having this photo as a reminder. The orchid in the photo is a gift from Andrea. It bloomed for almost 2 months, and now it is getting new leaves!
Last, but not least, my Sharpies! Symbolizing creativity, art, the creating process. Now that is truly sustenance to me. I can tell when I have gone too long without creating now! I NEED to create!