Living in a world of image overload.....and technology. Existing images are reworked, overworked to manipulate the eye into thinking they are new. Old pictures become new again thanks to filters, colors and digital fidgeting.
These new images scrambles our eye-to-brain coordination, making it difficult to see, with clarity, exactly what's going on.
Preconceived notions of what is beautiful and what is not are challenged.
What was once the norm....every line, every element carefully drawn or photographed.... is now the exception. Today, "normal" has a bit of trash mixed in. It is bleached out, ripped, scrubbed, stonewashed, recolored, remixed.....
It is subject to a new world order which has us reconsidering everything in a new light....or the absence of light.
Thoughts are often abstract....trapping us within the prisms of our own convictions.
The "truth" is no longer relevant. It doesn't matter what I see. I see what I want to see. Period!
I feel what I want to feel. It is my way or the highway. Everyone else must get out of the way! This is "my" world and you must conform.
The flower power generation are a bunch of crazies who won't give up their rose colored glasses. Who needs love and compassion when it's all about money and power! Do I really need a garden. I have rocks.
I can wrap myself in my own cocoon. But I'm feeling alone.....
I tell myself I can be whatever I want to be and do whatever I want to do. But is the rest of the world on board with me?
At some point real reality will come crashing back down to earth. Current events will, sooner or later, serve to open our eyes to see what's real and what really counts. Alternative facts are lies. "Me, myself and I" as a concept is not sustainable. No amount of technological manipulation will ever replace the truth!
Christmas is such a beautiful time of year in the doll universe. We get to dress up our vinyl divas like little princesses and display them around the house. These photos were created for each day in the month of December. I designed them simply to be beautiful with the aura of a greeting card. For those of you who are not yet on Instagram following along, I present the first 19 days of my second annual Dolly Advent Calendar. I will post the last 6 days on Christmas.