52 Week Challenge

52 Weeks of Susan's Life


Week 33 – #29 Shot at 9AM

My husband and I have lived in Florida for 17 years. When we initially came to Sarasota from Philadelphia I was pretty adamant about not living in a gated community or a golfing community.  We found a charming neighborhood in downtown Sarasota and lived there for 16 years in 3 different homes within a house of each other. We went from 2500 Sq feet to 4000 Sq feet and then back to 2500 Sq feet.  I’ve been itching to “go condo” for several years but my husband was just not ready. Finally last year, I convinced him and we did what we hope will be our final downsizing and move. We found a charming complex in the University Park area.  I walk to the gym most mornings and was waiting for the perfect light to take this photo.  About a month ago at 9AM, it was slightly overcast so I setup my camera and tripod and captured this charming view of our complex.




Week 14 – #17 Misplaced/Lost/Missing Piece

Chald Festival, Venice FlChald Festival, Venice FlThe Chalk Festival in Venice presented me with a unique opportunity to fulfill this weeks challenge – missing piece.  The first image is the artists rendering of the exhibit they planned to draw/paint for the Chalk Festival.  Take a close look at the drawing which includes foliage at the top of each of the structures.  The second image is the actual exhibit where they cleverly left off the top of the structures – intentionally – and used available trees behind their exhibit to fill in the missing top piece.  The imagination and creativity used for this exhibit was truly impressive.


Week 13 – #20 Negative Space

Chalk Festival, Venice FLYesterday I visited the Chalk Festival in Venice.  One of the first things I noticed was the long line of “PortaPotties” and how they stood out in the field against the blue sky.  I took several different perspectives of them but this one caught my eye as a great example of negative space.  This was the first day for the festival and the artists were just getting underway with their projects.  Although I didn’t get to see any finished art work it was still amazing to see the process and how they develop their vision for their space.  There were so many artists from all over the world and quite interesting to talk to them.  I hope to go back this week to see the finished creations.