Posts Tagged ‘inspiration’

The Art of the Unexpected

Posted in West Michigan on May 31st, 2010 by Edward Bussa – 2 Comments

Years ago I discovered a personal meaning for the word “adventure”. I was telling a friend my plans for taking a solo, cross-country trip to New Mexico. He asked why and I told him I was “looking for adventure”.  His reply was,  “Really? You know adventure begins when things don’t go as planned, right?”. Sure enough, I found my adventure and realized the truth in my friends words.

While on my way through Oklahoma I encountered the first of what would be many “adventures” on this trip. My car broke down in Stroud, Oklahoma and I ended up spending several unplanned nights at the Skyliner Motel. This, being  a spring trip, coincided with Oklahoma’s tornado season and several powerful thunderstorms developed. One night I felt trapped by the rain but  decided to make the best of the situation and get out my camera.  A few weeks later, after returning home, I found this image on the last frame of the last roll from that night:

Skyliner Motel

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Polar Bears and Trilliums

Posted in West Michigan on April 30th, 2010 by Edward Bussa – Be the first to comment

What 3 things do Polar Bears and Trillium flowers have in common?

Give already? The obvious one is they’re both white, but what about the other two?

Polar Bears and Trilliums are also both vulnerable and just trying to survive. I know, kind of the same thing, but really different if you think about it.
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Better late than never, the 2010 Screensaver Collection

Posted in West Michigan on January 30th, 2010 by Edward Bussa – 2 Comments

I wanted to “ring in the new year” by sharing a special collection of images with everyone. However, I sorely underestimated my own procrastination and now, January has nearly passed us with February hot on its trail.

So, rather than allowing myself to push the project off into next month (and the next and so on), I decided I would apply myself and finish the darn project. As a result, I’m pleased to say, it is complete. The 2010 Screensaver Collection is ready and available for download! read more »

Hoping to place in ArtPrize Top Ten — Daan Hoekstra’s entry

Posted in West Michigan on September 17th, 2009 by Edward Bussa – 2 Comments

Two Futures

Two women symbolize humanity, each looking to a different future.

One future is characterized by recent choices.

The other holds out the promise of something brighter.

Mural in progress on Grand Rapids Community Foundation building

Mural in progress on one wall of G.R. Community Foundation building

Promise of a brighter future

Promise of a brighter future

Daan hopes to be in Top Ten

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Two things, Don’t miss either

Posted in West Michigan on June 16th, 2009 by Edward Bussa – 2 Comments

First up, Do you SoFoBoMo?

I won an award in a contest over at the website Of course, since the only competition was myself, I had some say in the matter.

SoFoBoMo is short for Solo Photo Book Month. The contest is to shoot, edit and publish a book of 35 photos in 31 days. Since I was able to do this, I am recognized as a “Finisher ’09”.

The book tells the story, in photographs, about spending 24 magical hours touring the countryside when the cherry trees blossom near Traverse City, Michigan.

You can download the book, titled “Cherryside” and all 35 images from this link:


Lastly, An inspiring and unfortunately true story

Through personal connections I’ve had the privilege of following a story about a family, David and Amy Wenzel, who recently learned their life will never be the same – David has a brain tumor. Even typing those words strikes fear into my heart. So actually going through such a trial is a stretch of comprehension for me.

David and Amy both have begun writing about the experience online. Both are very talented people and possess the ability to communicate at high levels. Both are leaning on their faith in a loving God to guide them in this experience. Nobody knows where all this will lead, and even though they are not superheroes with supernatural strength, their reaction to events so far has been inspiring.

Take the time to read through their posts, I doubt you’ll regret it.

David Wenzel’s Blog
Amy Wenzel’s Blog

Be Inspired!