I love a good analogy .
In real life .
An extraordinary reawakening of the mind due to an ordinary routine .
Ordinary experience . Ordinary encounter with life .
In the last few days I have been working on some new ideas for L OU involving a photo transfer process .
That's what it has been . A process .
A process of seeing an underlying image that is better than what's seen above .
A process of wiping away a substance that is temporarily seen to slowly reveal something much more incredible below .
A process of this incredible underlying image beginning to show through with each intentional movement to rub each tiny top piece away .
A process in which the final image is dull at first, but with precision + refinement, the full color + detail emerge .
A process in which it is easy to sometimes lose patience , be tempted to neglect the final image's potential for sake of time + convenience .
It's a messy process, for cleanliness would not allow the satisfaction of the final product .
It's a process of watching an image become something new .
Something better . Something with a purpose in mind .
And though , when one process is completed and you think you have a F I N A L image , it's not over .
When the final image has emerged . The mess is cleared . It's just the beginning .
Because there's more . The maker has more in mind for this piece .
This image, once destined to be seen + tossed away , has something more .
A new life .
A new purpose .
Bigger + better .
T H U S I S L I F E .
Gaining a new perspective .
Living up to more than just one purpose .
Going + becoming something beyond where I began .
Not stopping where I am .
Not satisfied with the ordinary .
A process in which others may see the final image + understand .
Be moved .
Be inspired .
Be changed .
But even if they don't see it as clearly as I do , it's worth it .
More than I could have imagined .
That's what this process is all about .
Moving what once inspired only little old me to inspire something or someone else .
The old made into new . The broken made into whole . The purposeless given purpose .
This is the process I have been busy with .
And , T H U S I S L I F E .