Summer is an optimal time to quiet activity, relax, reflect, and recharge your energy. On June 24, 2014, I posted a call to writers to join me in a contemplative journey to digitally depict places of serenity frequented during the summer season. From a seed of an idea a digital summertime gallery of artistic expressions grew in the drafting stage. Throughout the season there were numerous blog posts about the REFLECT WITH ME writing community's project:
|Fishers Island, New York|
Today, I am guided by a beautiful photograph of Fishers Island, the gem of the Long Island Sound, where I traveled to deliver professional development to a committed staff of teachers under the direction of Karen Goodwin, a dedicated and collaborative superintendent / principal. This photo was taken after two days of digging deep into curriculum work to plan the instructional year at the Fishers Island School.
Photographs can be inspirational works that allow a writer to connect thoughts to images.The one above captured at the Fishers Island dock serves as my beacon now that I am ready to sum up my thoughts on summer serenity. This picture launched a poem that I combined into one digital work using PicMonkey.
After this took place I attempted to create my second Animoto 30 second video (see thumbprint image below) that I sent out to Facebook and Pinterest. Tweeting was in order so I did that as well. Lastly, I exported the video to YouTube.
I hope you enjoy the evolution of my Sunday thought. I invite you to view the Summer Serenity Gallery that will be unveiled shortly after I savor the sweetness of lingering summer on Long Island today.