The Power of Positive Thinking!

This week’s initial post goes out to my dear friend Camilla who in these very moments is toiling over aPhoto by Camilla Watson complex photographic project in the alleyway next to her house in historic Lisbon.  Months ago she received permission and sponsorship from the city hall to print photographic images of the elderly residents from her neighborhood on the very walls of the buildings that form a picturesque alleyway near her house, an alleyway heavily used by residents and tourists alike.  The exhibit, titled “Tribute”, celebrates the spirit of the 70 year old + population that live in the area and is therefore produced in their very environs, ones that are accessible to all, day and night, without restrictions or entrance fees.    

The technical side of the project involves mounting a mobile darkroom in the street and projecting images onto chemical ready walls, which then need to be developed through multiple steps of washing and chemical layering.  Mundo helped Camilla build the outdoor darkroom and she’s had great support from her neighbors to get this project up but is encountering difficulty in getting the images developed on the walls.  Something in the process is prohibiting the images from appearing as they should.  Time is ticking until her exhibition date and she is problem solving to try and resolve the unknowns.

the 'gallery'

Camilla is experimenting with something she has never done before, nor done anywhere in Lisbon, and who knows where else.  I really admire her artist courage and want to send her a mass of collective positive energy so that she can realize her exhibition!

I return to this fantastic quote I posted earlier for inspiration for us all.

Força e amor, amiga!

“Be brave enough to live creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can’t get there by bus, only by hard work, risking, and by not quite knowing what you are doing. What you’ll discover will be wonderful, yourself.”

–Alan Alda


~ by maureenmoore on August 31, 2009.

2 Responses to “The Power of Positive Thinking!”

  1. Love it, love it, love it! Sending Camilla buenas ondas as I type. Just got back from my somewhat-annual pilgrimage to Muir Woods — a slice of heaven on earth. So glad you’re continuing your posts here, Mosey, even though you’re stateside. Love, Auntie TFJ

    • Thank you! Will try to keep my eyes wide with discovery and curiosity for insight into my native land! I hope to see you soon up in MV. xo

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