I've always been a closet-pyromaniac. Fire delights me. A lot. I've never, ever been involved in damaging any kind of property (and the small fire incident in college while lighting farts in a fraternity house were clearly much more closely related to scotch consumption than anything else). But, when camping I'm always the one that takes responsibility for 'the fire.' I was a Boy Scout. I build fires. I keep fires going.
Maybe my fascination is more about seeing, and forging, a light in the darkness. Looking for the best in a situation - and hoping that the 'better' will show through the 'worse.' So with that in mind - let's talk a little about ye olde blog for a moment.
Firstly, I'm seeing a little pattern emerging out of my blog postings from the last several months. Every time I start writing - I feel like I should say, 'sorry for the erratic updates here on the blog.' Now, I also notice that I never actually write those very words . . . but, they seem to be hanging over almost everything a write.
The good news is - I'm swamped with work. Design work here on the west coast. Projects on the east coast. And a continuing parade of airports in between. Photographing projects to update my website, as well as working to get a few projects published.
And more good news - as so often happens, being busy brings you more business. So on top of my regular projects - I'm working on several big, new ideas that I'm not quite ready to announce yet. But, be assured - this is where I'll start 'spreading the news' when everything starts coming together.
In the meantime, I thought I'd share this little collection of images. I've had these pulled together in a 'draft' form for what seems like months . . . and have never quite come up with the best narrative to wrap them in. But, something about luminescence in the dark delights and inspires me. How a small germ of an idea can create a glow that can be seen for miles around. Or tiny sea creatures, robbed of the actual sunlight, produce their own glow in direct opposition to the darkness that surrounds them.
And sometimes it's good to see things in perspective. Most everything seems different when seen from a great distance. It also helps me to understand where all this excitement is leading.
So the lights are still on here at tartanscot. Though, often times there's not been anyone home - lol. And I appreciate those of you who leave comments - or the many of you who come by to check in on my little life . . .