Artist Page - Carrie

Do you love gardening and seeing the fruits that that hard work can produce?  (Look here)  How about buying lovely photographs?? (Then this is the place for you!) Oh!  What about a blog with beautiful photos, lovely stories, and tidings from Ireland??  (Go here!)  Ladies and Gentlemen, it's ACoLab's honor to introduce you to Carrie.  Here's a bit of what she had to share...  

I have always found solace in art as a way of expressing myself. As an lonely child I created my own worlds and was always creative, in order to cope with a stressful upbringing. When I was 15 it was discovered that I had developed permanent double vision, which has been operated on but can not be understood, so everything in my life has an element of the abstract. With my photography I want to share my view of the world, the beauty of the overlooked, the beauty in what others may think is ugly. Finding and capturing this beauty in the world and having is available to revisit is extremely important to me as I have chronic depression and often feel life is dark and overwhelming. I use my work as a way to communicate feelings that I maybe can't articulate well in words, it is a true blessing and therapy.  I love in the gorgeous country of N. Ireland in Carrickfergus (we have our very own Norman Castle) which is very close to Belfast.

Submissions below are listed from newest to oldest.

Theme 28 inspiration:  Seeing Red
"You Say Tomato"

Theme 26 inspiration:  Brushstrokes
"I'm Done!"
This is about the utter boredom that can take over when you are painting, you can see the frustration here with the way the paint is all carelessly spilt and that most terrible of DIY sins - not cleaning your brush afterwards!

Theme 22 inspiration: Something that frightens you
"All by Myself"

Theme 19 inspiration: Spring 
A very old courtyard in my home town of Carrickfergus with ancient Cherry and Apple trees all in full bloom - to me this is the sight that heralds spring, new hope, a bounty of goodness to come.

Theme 17 inspiration: Lies
Taken in Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh; this amusement arcade had been closed for years and was crumbling apart but some devilish scoundrel had left the sign up saying it was open.

Theme 14 inspiration: Inside Your Heart
There is a flickering flame of art burning, keeping me going, helping me express myself and (as well as my hubby) making my heart skip a beat.......

Theme 13 inspiration: Page 25 of A Magazine
"Permission to Come Aboard?!"
(Link to Carrie's blog to see her post as she intended)
I thought about how magazines can bring people together from all over the world plus paper in it's self is a medium for so much art - I love making paper boats = page 25 (which happens to be the letters to the editor page) used as a vehicle (literally in this case) to connect with others.


Carrie said...

Yippppeeee - so pleased to be featured on your blog for the first time - roll on the 20th! :)

Anika said...

I'm so glad to have you as part of the project! I look forward to seeing more!

Steph said...

love the "boat"! very creative