Jill Zaheer's JAZWORKS: A Tapestry of Mixed Media, Painting, Collaborations, Photography, and Poetry

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The World Through My Eyes - The Beginning of 2011

It's the beginning of a new year, the start of 2011, full of hope and sure to be memorable. As it's also a new month and the start of a new decade, it gives us a chance to slow down and interpret what we see and hear a little differently.
Please join me in my recent Florida journey.
These are all photographs of what I saw...
Through reflections of light and patterns-
Interpretations of moments-
And through my eyes...
All the brilliant colors of the world!
A Rauschenberg work below through a gallery window.
A view of Mizner Park In Florida through the rear view mirror of a motor cycle.
A Jonathan Seliger work below from another gallery window.
The intercoastal waterway in Delray Beach Florida at dusk.
Orchids in a Greenhouse.
And if you look very closely in the core, you may see something very special...
An angel holding a delicate butterfly.
Colors and patterns from different displays of textiles in stores.
Sidewalk patterns that are always art to me.
Looking inside the top of a vase.
Gallery talk.
A New York City graffiti street scene....
And its nearby counterpart.
Happy New Year!
Know that whatever may appear ordinary...
Can be the most extraordinary!
It's in all of us!
With very special thanks, gratefulness, and appreciation for all of your kindness, support, and encouragement
during this past year.
I am truly blessed and look forward to the most creative new year filled with the special gift of all of you at my side!


Seth said...

Reflecting on this post, I would say that your recent trip was bright and inspired. What fun to see the world through your eyes!

Karin Bartimole said...

I LOVE the view through your eyes Jill!! It's a beautiful thing :) A most wondrous, healthy, magical, joyful, laugh filled, soulful new year to you! I do look forward to getting to know you better, and visiting one day soon.
love and hugs, Karin

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh Jilly, these are amazing... the Rauschenberg artwork through the window reminds me so much of you and your own art, the waterway makes me want to be there, the flowers and the grafitti... what a rich and varied group of images. I know this year will be a better one for you! sending love as well, roxanne

Jill said...

What beautiful images! May your new year be filled with joy.
Thank you for stopping by my blog and especially for leaving a comment. I have neglected it for far too long and am hoping I can get back to my creative self. I will certainly be back here! Have a great day!.... Jill@ www.jassman.typepad.com

Marilyn Rock said...

I am in awe of your photos here! Really; jaw-dropping. I wish you and healthy, happy and joyous New Year Jill! xxoo

Renee Howell said...

You ROCK! For me, I think it would be fun for us to walk along - snapping photos and talking - at the same time! Photos of the everyday through the lens of a camera! My fav place to be. Take very good care!

Kim Palmer said...

It looks like you enjoyed the trip Jill. I see you have been peering at the world through your lens again. So glad you share with us! Hope it's a fantastic 2011 Jill, roll on the new year woohoo!

Patti said...

I am so grateful for your friendship... your ability to see in such a way that reveals the myriad layers in the world around us. Thanks so much for sharing the photos and having such an indomitable spirit!

Supria Karmakar said...

I love that the ordinary can be extraordinary..thanks for this lovely reminder and the images are especially lovely...i love the vase and sidewalk photos and the patterns in it...I made special note of our long ago collaboration today on my blog post...as I find myself thinking about 2011 and which directions I might like to take with it and the sense of doing more collaborations came to mind ..and that reminded me of our lovely time together..thanks again for being part of INNER WORKS...with much love and kindness..

Anonymous said...

i always love your blog so much, my sweet friend. so full of color and vibrancy and wonderful words. your trip looks gorgeous! i hope you had the most splendid time!

much love to you in the new year, and always. thank you so much for being such a wonderful friend and huge inspiration. xx

layers said...

you have wonderful images here-- it is amazing how much art one sees everywhere they look- on the street, walls, through windows-- when they open their eyes and really look-- happy creative new year to you.

Steen said...

Wonderful pieces of reflections from your tour. You are indeed back at it!
Your eyes do see things that make me wonder how you do it!! A lifelong experience shedding its beautiful fruits. By the way… some books I can read one time and some again, some pieces of music I can hear one time and some pieces many, many times and your artwork I can see again and again and again. Steen

Evangeline said...

These photographs are incredible! So vibrant and such fascinating perspectives. Thank you for sharing your trip with us!

~*~Patty S said...

Really delightful and beautiful to see the world through your artist eyes dear Jilly!

Fantastic images...I can almost feel the warm Florida sunshine too!

Brightest of Blessings to you and yours always!