These stunning portal
photographs are featured courtesy of photographer
Found through Eating Peanuts
a story for every door
slammed in my face.
Choice, chance, challenge, change.
Courage, Fear, and Confusion.
"I'll be good"
"you're not trying hard enough"
"don't forget to lock the door"
"I'm afraid I can't help you"
Funeral Director's Office
"your mother's ashes"
"she's not breathing"
"I trust you"
"I hear you"
I remember every door
and I cry
and I wish
I could go through every door once more,
with my Eyes Open
Courtesy of Sylvia Kleindinst
Have you ever stopped to think about comparing your personality with
that of a front-door?
Front doors come in an endless variety of materials, shapes and sizes.
They include the dignified Cathedral door, the pretentious bank door,
the revolving door, the forbidden door and the humble tent-fly. Front
doors often acquire a character reflecting that of their owners. There
is the furtive door, opened a cautious six inches; the sagging dispirited
door with its air of defeat; the blatant door, quivering on its hinges
to a blast of sound from the radio, the blank, tightly closed door; and
the friendly open door, through which is transmitted pleasant, homely
sights, sounds and smell - a snatch of song, or buzz of conversation -
a glimpse of bright flowers in a sunny window, or the fragrance of a batch
of scones, fresh from the oven.
Front doors have a lore all of their own. Receiving the key of the front
door is seen as a token of independence. The groom carries his bride over
the threshold and so it goes on.
Create the door that represents your personality using bright kindergarten
coloured squares and cover your next journal. Use the journal to reveal
what you find when you walk inside.
Collect as many images of doors as you can find, create a collage and
then walk through one of these doors into the house of a character in
Sketch the front door of a home you lived in. Walk back in that door
and write about your memories of that home.
Doors leave you cold! Try using gates instead.
"Gates are such wonderful characters. They people our gardens in every
imaginable way. Like people gates convey their own individuality, expressing
style, spirit and mood, which is the very essence of their being. Sometimes
they are terribly grand, appearing a little severe - forbidding even -
on other occasions they are warm and welcoming, artistic, entertaining,
quiet, unassuming. Whatever, they make statements, suggest a sense of
place, contribute to design, frame a pathway. Gates can be bold and purposeful,
add wit and humour, instill a sense of magic and mystery, create a particular
atmosphere or simply serve to add interest. Gates, symbolic of a beginning,
an end. Positioned with authority and confidence, gateways can lift even
the most ordinary setting into a realm of fantasy and delight."
by Lissa - from 800
- 600 project
Try looking out your back door.