SIA: Light in the dark

A quick note that the poll is open to vote for your favorite outfit of mine from June — thanks in advance!

SIA inspiration pick:

It’s time for another Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge, this round coming back to me to curate.

I’ve had this photograph pinned on my private “SIA Ideas” Pinterest board for awhile, and it felt right to go with it this time. Let’s extend the Fourth of July fireworks! 🙂 I found this public domain image on Pixabay, and it’s by a 16-year old Italian photographer, Joachim Mayr, who posts images on Pixabay under the username of “By_Jo.” You can see more of his photographs, mostly of closeups of nature and animals, online here.

"Light in the dark" photograph by By-Jo is in the public domain

“Light in the dark” photograph by By-Jo is in the public domain

I find it a very striking image, with its light source making a circle and sparks pinwheeling in the dark. I guess, ultimately, this image speaks to me of bravery and hope. It recalls to mind lines from the Dylan Thomas poem, “Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Even though the photo art is pretty simple, there are a few different ways you could go with the inspiration. Color-wise, there’s black and gold, or extend that to yellow or other metallics like rose gold. You could go with a graphic print, or even polka dots. (That would be fun!) You could also go with metallic jewelry or hoops or necklaces or bangles. You could take a photo at dusk — to rage against the dying of the light. 😉 Lots of options!

How to participate in SIA:

Everyone — bloggers, non-bloggers, all genders, all ages, even pets! — is welcome to participate. Just send a pic of an outfit — selfies and flat lays are also just fine — inspired by this week’s SIA artwork to this week’s curator — that’s me! — at librarianforlifestyle@gmail.com by next Monday, July 17, by 10 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). I will then post the SIA round-up on my blog, the following day, on Tuesday, July 18.

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