My name is Mariana Dias and I was born in 1986. I live and work in Porto, Portugal and I have a degree in Fine Arts & Intermedia.
I consider myself as a visual artist, rather than a photographer. I work with traditional arts and photography; I’ve started working with film recently.
You can check my works at www.portfolio-ikai-zixie.tumblr.com — your visit is important! :)
the 365 Project - Day 342
Finally got around to doing a 365 in my attic. This was one of the many selling features of this apartment. I’ve been here almost 4 years and am not going anywhere soon. That much I can tell ya.
The photo I set up just previous to this one was done by me and is far more sharper and sleeker. This one, was assisted by my 6 year old son and has some noticeable camera shake. But, iPhones sadly don’t come with self timers. They really REALLY should…
Either way, I walked off with a good shot for my pic of the day. The attic was colder than a witch’s tit since Spring decided to go on a vacation and have Winter fill her place today. But such is life in Canada, eh?
Prepping for my photo of the day…
the 365 Project - Day 341
The day started as dismal and continued as such. I don’t understand how people can say “rain rain go away” because well, I like the rain, even if it’s dismal because it emits a mood that I understand. Or maybe I’m just a melancholy Molly…
Anyways, what I love about this shot, is how the raindrops on the window appear like a strange ghostly fog out in the field, and how Mr. Crow there is facing away from it, as if stating “Yo, fog? Ain’t lettin’ cha cloud my mood today. Facing this way, instead.”
Then again, art is subjective so it’s all in how you look at it. But this is what I thought about in the 2 seconds it took me to take this shot.
the 365 Project - Day 340
Are you an angry person? You ever get down right pissed off - zero to sixty style - and take it out on someone who isn’t the target of your heat? Or if they are, do you know how to “celebrate your differences” in a way that the anger doesn’t get the best of you? Do you know how to overcome your anger and find a way to forgive? Oh yes, that’s the OTHER F-word…
Today in Church, we discussed how to break free from anger. For someone like me, and all my little red demons, this is a hard fought battle. I have triggers and reactions, and a colourful, vulgar language to accompany.
One thing that I didn’t agree with though, is Proverbs 29:11:
"Fools vent their anger, but the wise quietly hold it back."
I disagree with this SO much because I don’t think I should be labelled a fold for venting. I can vent in a way that does not bring on catastrophe. I can vent quietly (or not so much haha) to my best friends. I vent and I feel better once I’ve released. It’s just how I work. Sorry.
Being said, I really am who I am. And yet, I’m not. I’m not defined by my anger or anxiety or depression. I am not just someone who has bad days and can flip the bird with such gymnastic ability that you’d wonder where my Olympic medals are. No. I’m still awesome.
And every day, I am doing work on myself to move past my anger, and to not allow it to control me. When I’m ready to make nice, I’ll make nice. Until then, let me vent away, dance in my space and kick up dust.
Why? Because that’s how I reach my stage of forgiveness. And cause that’s how God made me ;)
the 365 Project - Day 339
I like simple, Simon.