Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Begin Deepening

it is not easy being hard.....

my bones, teeth and horns can not remain buried
I am here to stay
Like a Phoenix I will arise
and return again and again
looking beyond my ragged and torn edges
reaching higher up thru the dirty mess

the Soul work I am doing with Catherine Just in her 
BEGIN DEEPENING e-course is pushing me into 
some uncomfortable corners of self awareness, 
bare truth story telling, mind map journal writing and 
photo techniques to deepen the way I shoot myself and share. 

You can hurt me for just a minute. I curl up in a ball. I weep.
Yet when I  emerge with stronger wings,
I will fly away from this pain. 
I refuse to hide
burning memories. the ones that need to.
reaching up higher and harder

{{ Transforming the toxicity of conflict into beauty }}

and at the end of the day, ya just gotta laugh at all the crazy ! 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Making Magical Selfies

As the magic unfolds during my current selfie challenge many of you have asked how I achieve the results oh my own self portraits. here are a few secrets revealed...Two Words. Tripod. Remote Timer.

Day 6 : Self Portraits from Deb Did It on Vimeo.

as seen in Bella Grace Magazine

Next ( Google it ) it's a free online photo editing program. I pay for upgraded version, but the free one is great ! The layers and effects are so user friendly ! 
Now just go have some fun and make your own magic !! 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Making Magic Selfies

This is the time of year when funny hats, costumes, wigs and masks come out of the closet. And so do we. We play dress up. We role play. 

here is my backstory about this photo...2013

The prompt that day was "experiment with stillness and movement" as well as another concept of "In Disguise" So I dressed up silly, sorta sexy. The combination made me laugh out loud just as I heard footsteps approaching my wide open front door. So here I am...on the floor, scantily dressed in vintage corset, wig, funky glasses, sipping wine front of my camera and tripod. Uhm...yes. The moment of outburst laughter is what made this photo work.

I am hosting an online party until the end of month ( Instagram and Facebook ) #MakeMagicSelfie
Come join the fun..

Tell me, what calls your name to dress up and play another role that does not fit your ordinary daily routine?
Is it a funky hat ? Maybe an old leather vest ? Or how about those black patent pumps ?
This is the time of year where costumes and parties invite us to become someone else…or are we really dressing up to be just like ourselves?

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Liam, my Grandson

This is what 5 months old of wonder looks like

Liam is curious, active, sweet, precious and smart
He tries to talk to me with gurgles and squeals
When we lock eyes, the world stops
I am so in love

The only thing wrong with Liam is that he lives so far away and my heart aches to see him more than I possibly can make happen
Heck, my son is 32 and I wish I could see him more than long road trips and short weekends
So photos and movies fill my heart until the next time this 
Angel Child is in my arms again 

the following photo is featured this month over at The Hours

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Playing Dress-Up

I am honored to be a guest poster over at ViewFinders...I play dress up and tell my stories behind the photos

Thursday, October 1, 2015

throwback Thursday

My interview from February can learn a little bit more about me over here

Urban Muser

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

slow stitching

I've been enjoying some slow moments 
of visible repair on some of my 
favorite holy shorts !! 

The Burning Question do you want it to feel? 

Danielle LaPorte asked me...

I answered it

   now this is my "poetic, lyrical and abstract truth"

~I want my day to feel like the curls of smoky Nag Champa
~I want my toes to feel like octopus suction cups
~I want my kissing to feel like melting honey
~I want my yoga practice to feel like an Egyptian Pyramid during a summer rainy sunrise
~I want my writing to feel like Shel Silverstein on a slip `n’ slide
~I want my body to feel like Tree Pose on a pier in Bay of Cancun
 ~I want my lunch break to feel like an Olympic Springboard dive in to azure waters
~I want my solitude to feel like Bowen Island, B.C.
~I want my leather boots to feel like Willie Nelson
~I want my backyard to feel like childhood tents made from bed sheets and coffee tables
~I want my love to feel like a birthday bubble bath in Scotland
~I want my breakfast to feel like a field of Sunflowers in France
~I want my friendships to feel like faded 501's, clove cigarettes, patchouli suntan shoulders
~I want my dinner tongue to feel like fireworks laced with Wasabi and Cabernet
~I want my kitchen to feel like Frida Kahlo eating mangoes in rainforest herb gardens
~I want my grandchildren to feel like Pee Wee’s Playhouse
~I want my bed to feel like 800 thread count marshmallow cream silk cocoon
~I want my end of the day to feel like the final push of childbirth

by Deb Taylor

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Walk to End Alzheimer's

We finally walked the walk 

After a busy month of Purple Art Party planning, 
fundraising and promoting, we did it !!! 
"Walk to End Alzheimer's"

It wasn't about the money raised or 
miles we was all about the love and support we experienced 

and the water fountain !! 

Our campaign is open until 
the end of September 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

sweet moments on the porch

The photo above is my 3 PM feature over at The Hours
a photo project I am proud to be a part of.

Afternoons spent on the porch with my Mom 
and stepdad Jack are priceless. 
Words not necessary ! 

Backstory : some days are hard for Jack. It might take 2 hours to eat dinner. And sometimes unknowing what to do with a fork in his hand. Yet when it comes to ice cream cones, the mind never forgets!! 

Monday, September 7, 2015

Walk to End Alzheimer's

On September 26, 2015 my Mom, Lyn Keil, and I 
will lace up our shoes, 
dye our hair purple and "Walk to End Alzheimer's",  
the nationwide annual event to raise awareness and funds for support, care and research. 

Jack Keil, my stepdad from Deb Did It on Vimeo.

you can support us here...

Monday, August 31, 2015