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visual artist and writer marisol diaz

i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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Shine/ Live/Thrive

August Self Portrait challenge - Get your SHINE On...


Ok, so I discovered the Flickr toy, "Mosaic Maker" and kind of went crazy...Then when I read blogger Hula Seventy's featured quote by Emily Dickinson

“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine.” ~emily dickinson

I started to think about the word 'shine' itself. I also read the words 'Get your shine on' by someone, somewhere (I know not where) and realized how wonderful it is that this word with such physical material qualities can translate to also imply 'LIVE'. What I love about this self-portrait mosaic is that it combines self-portraits of me living with the good and bad -fears and joys- past and present. To me Shine is also to THRive. Live your best life - including the dragons...blood, sweat and tears.


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Reader Comments (6)

My favorite is the 3rd from the left on the bottom row - the sparkly, shiny underwater shot!

August 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterRebekah

Really cool to see these SP's over so much time and, as you say, so many moods, etc.

August 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Stockwell

Love this mosaic! So many moods, so many ways to 'shine'! Great post!

August 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterSandra

i reallly love the photo mosaic...intrigued by the eye, the underwater shots and just love those stripey legs!

August 19, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather Bradley

What a cool idea! I love the mosaic maker, but wouldn't have thought of it for this challenge. Great take on the theme!

August 20, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDebR

Thank you for the visit to my site & the comment!

I love your take on the theme, and I LOVE the mosaic!

August 20, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterpsumommy

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