Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #58: Something Old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue

These are very familiar phrases, especially if you grow up watching Hollywood movies about the fairy tale of falling in love and getting married. There is nothing wrong with it, except the lavish notion people put into the idea of weddings but this post is not about that. I myself got married this year. So to the idea of something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue, here is my response to this week’s Lens-Artists Challenge No. 58:

something old, as this church in Sestri Levante and something as blue as this Northern Italian sky one April evening.
#oldchurches #blueskies #somethingblue #somethingold
Something old as this ruin of a building, which I really don’t know what it was before, maybe an old chapel, but it was captivating enough that I cannot helped myself but took this photo. This was taken in Sestri Levante a year ago.

As I said that I got married this year. I definitely got something new, my new marital status, a husband, a new ring and a new married life ahead of me and my family. Notice the golden horse shoe, this is my “something borrowed” as this was borrowed to us by our wedding officiator saying that if newlyweds hold this, this will bring prosperity and good luck! Inshallah! God willing!

Lastly, I just created this painting which depicts “tough love”. I am passionate about this topic. Tough love is needed for yourself, for your kids, for whoever you claim to love truly. At first, “Tough love” seemingly looks rough, rude, dark on the surface or on the outside but if you really examine it, it is one of the greatest love one can offer. Hope you give tough love when it is deemed needed.

That’s it for me. If you are inspired to participate in this weekly challenge and be allowed to tickle your creative spots regularly, stay tuned using this link on how to do it https://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/lens-artists-photo-challenge/ and this week’s challenge was posted by Patti https://pilotfishblog.com/2019/08/10/lens-artists-photo-challenge-58-something-old-new-borrowed-and-blue/

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  1. Tina Schell says:

    First, congratulations on your marriage Gracy – wishing you many years of happiness. Second, lovely images for the challenge and third, love your tough love painting. Did you mean for the red swath to look like a heart stretched beyond endurance? If not, it’s a very happy coincidence. Nicely done.


    1. thanks Tina for the nice wishes! and thanks for appreciating my photos and my painting, and yes it is meant to look it like a heart… 😊😊😊


  2. Forestwood says:

    I love the vivid painting!


    1. thank you and glad you like it!


    2. thank you and I am happy you like the painting.

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  3. pattimoed says:

    Beautiful images, Gracy. I especially love your wedding photo and the horseshoe. I’ve never seen that symbol for good luck at a wedding, but it is perfect! Glad you joined us this week.


  4. Amy says:

    Congratulations to your marriage, Gracey! I,too, love your wedding photo that both of you were holding the horseshoe, a sweet symbol of love. Thank you for sharing your beautiful painting! 💖💓


  5. JohnRH says:

    Excellent! And congratulations.


  6. Leya says:

    Congratulations to your new life! Beautiful choices for the challenge, and I too love the horse shoe thing. Here we only hang them above our door for luck, so this was interesting to me!


    1. thanks Leya! it was also something new to me but good lucks are always welcome!

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