JAM McKay: Blog https://www.jammckay.com/blog en-us Jerry McKay jam24.mckay@gmail.com (JAM McKay) Mon, 15 Mar 2021 04:36:00 GMT Mon, 15 Mar 2021 04:36:00 GMT https://www.jammckay.com/img/s/v-12/u989679106-o321409001-50.jpg JAM McKay: Blog https://www.jammckay.com/blog 120 120 The Flowers In Her Eyes Wilt https://www.jammckay.com/blog/2021/3/the-flowers-in-her-eyes-wilt Often I find inspiration in other people’s words. Today my inspiration comes from a book, “I Am Her Tribe”, by Danielle Doby.

This book isn’t for everyone, it can be difficult to read. Doby writes from her heart what has been experienced through recovery. The phrase I selected today comes on page 27, “The flowers in your eyes wilting one by one the dropping to the floor.” Love those words. I have seen it so many times in the flat gaze of women young and old who have experienced too much, and are tired of being tired.

The Flowers In Her Eyes Wilt, and Petals Fall To The GroundThe Flowers In Her Eyes Wilt, and Petals Fall To The GroundInspired by Danielle Doby, I am Her Tribe

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The Struggle https://www.jammckay.com/blog/2020/2/the-struggle   The Struggle We have all been there. Those times when our life is dark and we aren’t sure how to find our way out. It is during those times that we find our determination, locate those keys to change our lives, rediscover hope, and begin to sew a new fabric. Here is to the struggle and to the character it builds within us.

 

We have all been there.  Those times when our life is dark and we aren’t sure how to find our way out.  It is during those times that we find our determination, locate those keys to change our lives, rediscover hope, and begin to sew a new fabric.  Here is to the struggle and to the character it builds within us.

 

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Catch Me When I Fall https://www.jammckay.com/blog/2020/2/catch-me-when-i-fall Catch Me When I FallCatch Me When I FallI am a sinner, regardless of my intentions, sometimes I fall. To be honest, it doesn’t take me by surprise. I sense the warnings but am too proud to reach for the handrails. I’ve got this. I don’t need help.
Then it happens, I fall.
Confidently, I ask again for forgiveness, knowing He will send his guardians to my rescue. He is always there to Catch Me When I Fall.

I am a sinner, regardless of my intentions, sometimes I fall.  To be honest, it doesn’t take me by surprise.  I sense the warnings but am too proud to reach for the handrails. I’ve got this.  I don’t need help.

Then it happens, I fall.

Confidently, I ask again for forgiveness, knowing He will send his guardians to my rescue.  He is always there to Catch Me When I Fall.

 

 

 

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jam24.mckay@gmail.com (JAM McKay) Art Catch me when I fall Conceptual Digital Art Faith Jam jamshots jerry mckay photography https://www.jammckay.com/blog/2020/2/catch-me-when-i-fall Sun, 02 Feb 2020 17:53:55 GMT
Leap of Faith https://www.jammckay.com/blog/2019/11/leap-of-faith Leap of FaithIt is not always easy, but sometimes I just have to take a leap of faith

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jam24.mckay@gmail.com (JAM McKay) digital art jam jamshots jerry mckay Leap of faity photography https://www.jammckay.com/blog/2019/11/leap-of-faith Sat, 09 Nov 2019 01:21:59 GMT
Just Another Crack in the Wall https://www.jammckay.com/blog/2019/6/just-another-crack-in-the-wall Sometimes things start small but grow into something massive.  Other times they simply leave their mark.  It is up to us to decide, is this a scar or a beauty mark? 

 

Small or large, everything we encounter leaves its mark on us.  How we use it is up to us.


Sometimes things start small but grow into something massive.  Other times they simply leave their mark.  It is up to us to decide, is this a scar or a beauty mark?  

Small or large, everything we encounter leaves its mark on us.  How we use it is up to us. 
Just Another Crack In The WallScar or Beauty Mark?

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Artist Inspirations: Edward Hopper https://www.jammckay.com/blog/2019/1/artist-inspirations-edward-hopper I recently came across an image titled Approaching A City by Edward Hopper.  The painting has simple lines, intriguing colors, and a story to tell.  Studying the paintings of masters I begin to ask myself, how the techniques would be applied to my medium, photography-based digital art.

Inspired by Edward HopperInspired by Edward HopperInspired by Edward Hopper, Approaching A City

Here is a link to Hopper’s piece that inspired my effort: https://www.edwardhopper.net/approaching-a-city.jsp


 

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jam24.mckay@gmail.com (JAM McKay) digital art edward hopper jam jamshots jerry mckay photography https://www.jammckay.com/blog/2019/1/artist-inspirations-edward-hopper Fri, 25 Jan 2019 18:18:49 GMT
Spreading the Light https://www.jammckay.com/blog/2018/7/spreading-the-light Spreading the LightSpreading the LightHow dark this world would be without those who shine their light on us, spreading their light from candle to candle and encouraging the glow they find in others. Oh, that we might light the entire forest.
On display, Times Square Electronic Billboard 2019, NYC Botanical Gardens 2018, Monseratt Gallery, NYC (Chelsea), August 2018, and Gallery 3, Dallas, Tx (Bishop Arts), February, 2017.

 

Darkness surrounded me.  Fear, loneliness, the weight of a life wasted.  I sat in darkness as a hand reached for me.  The touch comforts me. I feel its lift. A touch of kindness. Knowing there is hope.  The darkness fades. Light radiates to through the darkness around me. Spreading the light.

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jam24.mckay@gmail.com (JAM McKay) digital art Jam jamshots montserrat NYC photography Spreading the Light https://www.jammckay.com/blog/2018/7/spreading-the-light Sat, 28 Jul 2018 13:51:51 GMT