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Dinosaur Bones

I was telling Bolder [photoblog.com] about my dream of having a gallery showing someday. There, I said it out loud. (It has more power if you say it out loud, you know).

Anyway, when I was working on this post, it reminded me of dinosaur bones and that reminded me I had dreamed of being an archaeologist once. Just like Indy. ;) I wanted to know all the secrets of the past!

And I was on the path…I was going to college as an Anthropology major fresh out of high school.

But then I made a couple (a lot) of wrong turns and I ended up in accounting instead. Counting coins instead of uncovering them.

So that dream, along with others, was buried like so many bleached bones.

I just might dig some of them up again…

Neon Blue

Bones

ZigZag

Cage

Neon Green

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    • # Jendayee

      I wanted to do research so I studied pharmacy to heal but quit to do something that heals a different way :))
      thanks for sharing !

      2007.11.21 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jannie

      You can run & you can hide, but your dreams will always find you. They are relentless. Follow them please!!

      2007.11.19 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sandra

      excellent posts vollenda, mathematical, graphical and most of all inspiring. good luck with the upcoming show ;)

      2007.11.16 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Makai Dunne

      I really know how you feel when you speak of not doing what you once wanted to do. When I was a child I wanted to be an architect. I did not end up going to school for that. I am in a totally unrelated field and I kind of wish I could go back to school.

      I would like to show my work one day. The hard part for me is figuring out when I would be ready.

      Your images are great. I would pay to see a showing of your work any day.

      2007.11.15 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Bold

      you WILL have a gallery showing someday.

      and, it will be more than Gallery Bolder!

      2007.11.15 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Lisa

      Thank you very much everyone. For your kind words and encouragement! :)

      2007.11.14 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Christine

      Dreams can be colourful and I must say, this one is
      stunning ! Great archives' work here.
      Beautiful set

      2007.11.14 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Kris

      you can do it! this is gorgeous, and dream hard enough.. and talk about your dreams loud enough and you will find enough strength to make them real! i don't know if there are 'wrong turns' in life, just minor detours. who knows, maybe you can have a gallery someday of all the coins you've uncovered. the coins i don't think need to be physical, metaphorically they have power and mystery as well.

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    • # Jack

      i think too often dreams should be accounted for fifo rather than lifo. i once wanted to be a photojournalist and a journalism professor scoffed me out of the idea.

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    • # Gary

      What a wondeful post Lisa.. I love it as it is so creative and very different from your style.

      2007.11.14 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sherij

      Wonderful post!!! I can't wait to hear you have a show!! I would even come and give support!! You can do it Lisa you are a fantastic photographer!! Really like #2 ....I have a small show in February.. aah very nervous!!!

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    • # Carley

      LOVE this set! I can hardly wait to visit your gallery showing!!
      (I don't imagine that it helps much, but it's interesting how many similarities there are in what it takes to be an accountant and an archeologist.......like precision in categorizing, meticulous methods, counting things to put together a picture of how an organization...or civilization....works......)

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    • # Dennis

      I don't think there are many of us who, at 18, could have foreseen where we would be today. This is certainly a million miles from where I saw myself. But, as long as you are breathing you have the opportunity to pursue the things you love. I know I am.

      I hope to visit the gallery to see an exhibition of your photographs covering your latest archaeological find.

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    • # Jon

      very creative light effects.
      I empathise with your words ... how many wrong turns and choices have we all made ?

      2007.11.14 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jet28

      Fantastic effect! I wanted to be an archaeologist too - even finished Anthrop 1 :-)

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