Week 7: Spirituality

The traditional idea

I´m sure most everyone who participated in our little weekly challenge #SiPgoes52 asked themselves the same question: What is spirituality? So did I.

First I guessed the word was originally connected to a religious context. A look at Wikipedia’s ideas confirmed that:

Traditionally, spirituality refers to a religious process of re-formation which  aims to recover the original shape of man, oriented at the image of God as exemplified by the founders and sacred texts of the religions of the world.

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Beginning(s)

To tell you the truth, it was difficult to write this blog post.
It was a struggle for me to select a word for the 12th month of the year.

Should it be 'conclusion', 'ending', 'finality'? Click To Tweet

I like order and for me, every story has a beginning, a middle/development and an ending.
I don’t like endings. It means that everything stops afterwards and I hate that.
When I read a book that I enjoy, I always take a break before reading the last chapter. I don’t like endings.
So, the more I was writing this blog post, the more depressing it was getting.

Then, it hit me during New Year’s Eve.
The end of the year is not about ending things. It’s about new beginning(s). Continue reading “Beginning(s)”

Aeronautics engineer by day, toy photographer by night.
Exploring the world with his plastic figures.

Humanity

Every photographer has these kinds of questions when looking into the viewfinder.
What about my aperture.
My focal length (or should I say glass).
Or my shutter speed.
Yet, I am sure some of us will have wondered along the lines of Gaugain.

Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? - Gaugain, Toy Photographer at heart Click To Tweet

These are eternal questions our species have asked itself since the olden times.
Not just Gaugain.
From folks like Anaximander (/æˌnæksɪˈmændər/; Greek: Ἀναξίμανδρος Anaximandros; c. 610 – c. 546 BC) to Dan Brown (born June 22, 1964) and his latest book, Origin.
A book I can warmly recommend.

Toy Photography, Please?

So what does this have to do with my toy photography? Continue reading “Humanity”

Taking plastic places.
Exploring my inner child and following Me2’s wanderlust into untold stories for generations to come.
100% Stuck In Plastic.

Be Batman

Pssst.
I have a little challenge for you.
Don’t tell anyone.
I am looking for a creative toy photographer that wants to review the brand new LEGO Batman Two series here on Stuck In Plastic. Yep, you read it right. The full series.
Not just one or two, but the whole twenty minifigures that comes out in January, including two awesome me.

Always Be Yourself, unless you can be Batman. Then always be Batman.Click To Tweet

The fantastic folks at TLG have given the great folks here at SiP a full box for review but the shipping elves at LEGO are super busy with this thing called Xmas and the box will only make it after the official release so we want to take a different approach this time. Continue reading “Be Batman”

Always be yourself. Unless you can be me. Then always be Batman.

The Little Prince

The Last Wagon.

I’m jumping in the last wagon of the year.
One of the final words is Books.
And what a book for me.  
The first time I read it, I didn’t like it a lot.

It was just another book that my mom asked me to read. I made her a favor and I read it.Click To Tweet
But after some years being a student I discovered this book anew and read it again.  Ever since that day, it’s one of my favorite stories.
I’m jumping in the last wagon and want to tell you about the kindest and most inspirational book of my childhood.  A book that I think most of you have already read. A book translated into 300 languages and dialects and is selling nearly two million copies annually.
It’s “The little prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Continue reading “The Little Prince”

AFOL, chemist in maternity leave, mom of 2.

The Last Winner

The Last Jedi

With The Last Jedi in full force in a theatre near you, it is time for us to share the last winners of twenty seventeen in our creative competitions.
Don’t worry, the Force will be with us in twenty eighteen, and a new challenge is just around the corner. But first, we need to take a look at all the awesomeness you threw at us with our latest creative toy photography challenge,  #SiPgoesJedi.

The Council came together and looked at all the pictures, and had a very hard time to decide. So many fun entries and creative toy photography ahead of The Last Jedi. And before we head into the nominees and final winners of twenty seventeen, we want to thank every single one of you for joining in the fun. Continue reading “The Last Winner”

Stuck In Plastic.

The creative collective of toy photographers.

Sapiens

Homo Sapiens.

Last months word was Books.
Maëlick took us into the world of photography,  while Julien took us into a completely different world,  or should I say a galaxy, far away.
Now I just came to the conclusion that I actually never shared my book with you. It was a book I read earlier this year.  The book was very much in the back of my mind when I wrote the original post.
No, it is not a book on the history of little plastic people that will overtake the human race by twenty nineteen as predicted by xkcd as seen below and reported by various media outlets in 2013.

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Taking plastic places.
Exploring my inner child and following Me2’s wanderlust into untold stories for generations to come.
100% Stuck In Plastic.