Isabel

A Glimpse of Hope

October 20, 2019 | 0

Just finished a new small series of images called “A Glimpse of Hope”. My father has been in hospital for a few months now and it looked really bad for…

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New beginnings…

October 15, 2019 | 3

It has been a while and I needed that time off from creating and all social media. Now I feel ready to create again and I have quite a few…

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So Sorry…

July 18, 2019 | 5

Puppy eyes, a paw in my hand, a wet tongue, licking my tears away – I had to break your trust, it breaks my heart. So sorry…. You might have…

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Dreams of Wings…

July 9, 2019 | 42

So what do you do when you realise that… your photography has become too difficult, your gear and process have become cumbersome and keep you from enjoying an intuitive and…

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Not important…

May 21, 2019 | 9

That strange feeling that everything I write has to be somehow important, that every image I take has to be ‘special’, that every painting I make needs to convey a…

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My painting journey…

March 15, 2019 | 5

When deciding about my goals for this year there was one thing above all that my soul was aching for…something that I had in a way forbidden myself to dream…

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Herbstblut

January 9, 2019 | 9

Drops of Autum blood On Winter’s pale face – Seeds of Spring… Just added this to my portfolio – I really like the way it turned out.

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Farewell and Welcome

January 1, 2019 | 1

I hope you all had a wonderful start into the new year. Ours was as peaceful as we had hoped, just watching the fireworks in the distance and enjoying our…

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2019 – My Year of ‘Ma’

December 28, 2018 | 24

I am sitting here on the couch, looking out of our large glass window at another grey and calm winter morning (quick snapshot below) – just the sound of a…

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You cannot develop your own style?

December 8, 2018 | 4

How can I develop my own style? How can I find my unique style?  Questions that I did ask myself and I am sure – actually I know – many…

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A Glimpse of Hope

By Isabel / October 20, 2019 / 0 Comments

Just finished a new small series of images called “A Glimpse of Hope”. My father has been in hospital for a few months now and it looked really bad for a long time but finally there are small improvements and we have found hope again and we could also see the hope in his eyes…

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New beginnings…

By Isabel / October 15, 2019 / 3 Comments

It has been a while and I needed that time off from creating and all social media. Now I feel ready to create again and I have quite a few ideas. The first one is related to my watercolour and probably also ink painting. I had read so much about colour theory and colour harmonies…

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So Sorry…

By Isabel / July 18, 2019 / 5 Comments

Puppy eyes, a paw in my hand, a wet tongue, licking my tears away – I had to break your trust, it breaks my heart. So sorry…. You might have noticed that my recent galleries were not the most happy ones. The reason is that I am feeling far from happy at the moment. For…

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Dreams of Wings…

By Isabel / July 9, 2019 / 42 Comments

So what do you do when you realise that… your photography has become too difficult, your gear and process have become cumbersome and keep you from enjoying an intuitive and playful way of taking photos and creating images setting up your 4×5 camera is just not the same “meditative dance” that you could dance with…

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Not important…

By Isabel / May 21, 2019 / 9 Comments

That strange feeling that everything I write has to be somehow important, that every image I take has to be ‘special’, that every painting I make needs to convey a deeper meaning…the same trap I had fallen into once before – it got me again. Yes, you can call me stupid, I deserve it 😉…

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My painting journey…

By Isabel / March 15, 2019 / 5 Comments

When deciding about my goals for this year there was one thing above all that my soul was aching for…something that I had in a way forbidden myself to dream about for 30 years…painting. If you followed my personal journey here on my blog you will know why – just saying ‘medusa’ 😉 https://isabelcurdes.com/the-journey-prologue/ – but…

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Herbstblut

By Isabel / January 9, 2019 / 9 Comments

Drops of Autum blood On Winter’s pale face – Seeds of Spring… Just added this to my portfolio – I really like the way it turned out.

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Farewell and Welcome

By Isabel / January 1, 2019 / 1 Comment

I hope you all had a wonderful start into the new year. Ours was as peaceful as we had hoped, just watching the fireworks in the distance and enjoying our time together. My final way of saying farewell to 2018 is in the form of a haiku. I watch from the platform –my one-way-ticketexpired… And…

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2019 – My Year of ‘Ma’

By Isabel / December 28, 2018 / 24 Comments

I am sitting here on the couch, looking out of our large glass window at another grey and calm winter morning (quick snapshot below) – just the sound of a single bird highlighting the stillness and one of our dogs still sleepy in the corner. This is what I love about winter it is the…

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You cannot develop your own style?

By Isabel / December 8, 2018 / 4 Comments

How can I develop my own style? How can I find my unique style?  Questions that I did ask myself and I am sure – actually I know – many others also ask themselves. We search for the answer in books, online, by taking courses or talking with various mentors. BUT what if that simply…

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Give birth to a dancing star…

By Isabel / December 6, 2018 / 8 Comments

One of my favourite quotes of all time is by Friedrich Nietzsche. “One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” This quote and my interpretation of it – because who really knows what he meant  😉 – always helps me to get through those times of…

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Freeing my intuition…

By Isabel / October 23, 2018 / 10 Comments

Practicalities, gear and film choices, project planning and business expectations were filling my mind and I could not hear my artistic heart anymore. Had it stopped beating? I thought that planning projects was expected. I thought it was sufficient to let my intuition choose the lens of the day or the film for tomorrow. When…

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A brand new Morning…

By Isabel / October 18, 2018 / 6 Comments

[…] Well, it’s a brand new morning And it’s the start of your new life Yeah, it’s a brand new morning You’d better try and get it right Brand new morning You’ve been awake since early light Brand new morning So spread your wings and you’ll take flight You walk with freedom Through any door…

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At the crossroads…

By Isabel / September 21, 2018 / 16 Comments

I noticed this morning that I seem to feel a need to write mainly when I am feeling ‘dark’ so I would like to apologize to all of you who follow this blog. Be assured that it only reflects a small part of who I am – but hopefully more of that on a brighter…

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The Journey – Chapter 2

By Isabel / July 12, 2018 / 8 Comments

Please press start if you would like to hear me read the story.   She opened her eyes. How did she get here? Where was here? She knew she had been looking for something important, something she could not remember because she had lost it a long time ago – a lifetime ago. There was…

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The Journey – Chapter 1

By Isabel / July 2, 2018 / 4 Comments

Press the start button if you would like to hear me read the story. You probably need to turn the volume down 😉   She woke up early again and looked out of the window of the little lighthouse-keeper‘s cabin. The lighthouse was touched by the first rays of sun, a bright blue sky, two…

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The Journey – Prologue

By Isabel / June 25, 2018 / 10 Comments

(Please press the play button if you would like to hear me read this blog post)    When I created the presentation for my talk at the Connected 2018 exhibition in the UK in April this year I spent quite some time reflecting about my journey into photography. I ‚only’ had an hour during the…

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Fallen Stars

By Isabel / June 20, 2018 / 4 Comments

Early morning walk, through a sea of fallen stars – My feet are wet.

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The Birth of a Project…

By Isabel / June 18, 2018 / 4 Comments

This morning I woke with a thought filling my whole being, my head, my soul, my heart… Transition This has never happened before and I don’t yet know where it will end but I feel very strongly that I need to find a way to create images and words to describe it. Usually my stories…

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A Crack in the Sky

By Isabel / June 16, 2018 / 2 Comments

Breakers in the sky, A crack in the forest – I am soaring up high…

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Aphantasia but lots of fantasy…

By Isabel / June 14, 2018 / 5 Comments

On the weekend I talked to a friend on Twitter about Aphantasia. I had never heard of it before and maybe that was actually good… Here you can find an article about Aphantasia which also includes a test – https://www.bbc.com/news/health-34039054 So, guess what, according to the test I do have Aphantasia. It did not surprise me…

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