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The Transformation Challenge by Sarah-Vafidis The Transformation Challenge by Sarah-Vafidis


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What programs or tools did you use?
A camera, a webcam and an iPhone.

Where did you find your inspiration for your entry?
When I think about transformation, I think about myself.  I searched through my hard drive and found my past.  I noticed the same awkwardness remains. 
2009 I weighed in at around 40kg because of chronic, undiagnosed cardiac-neuro Borreliosis (Lyme Disease). 
2010 was the year I got my cardiac pacemaker which changed my life greatly.
2014 is current and I'm still taking great risks to keep on winning.  The photo of the pacemaker scar reminds me to keep on trying.
The radically different thing about these three images is that they are all of the same person.

How long did it take to complete?
This template?  No more than ten minutes.
But technically how long did this complete?  Almost 21 years!

I'm not after a prize, I am certainly not well enough to travel LOL, but when I read the guidelines this morning, I wanted to do it anyway!

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artfromtheheart1212 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing story! 
Sarah-Vafidis Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I'm writing a novel which has subliminal messages, all about my journey! I am living through a government consipiracy LOL but yes, it is very therapeutic to write!
artfromtheheart1212 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome hun! I often wonder if all writers do this, either consciously or subconsciously. I've also written a novel (working on number 2 of a trilogy) and there are some things I added in there on purpose but then while in the editing stage I found things that I didn't realize were there. Little quotes or scenarios that described me or something that's happened in my life. It's actually pretty cool! I know now that no matter what I'm writing about, its all a part of the growing process. As a woman, a student, a mother... a person. Good luck to you!
Sarah-Vafidis Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I wonder too, I suppose most would?  I mean, the greatest ideas usually come from something of great significance to the writer?  Not that I'm comparing my work to JK Rowling (lol) but for example, the Dementors represent depression.  Everything written has a meaning, at least I believe it does!  I often read back and see severe mental issues in my writing.  Part of my illness gives me pseudo psychiatric symptoms, so when I read back to the writing I did around my suicide attempt, I am deeply aware of how much writing (and the characters I write about) saved my life!  It's kind of wonderful really!  I am most definitely aware that I write about my journey, but for a few years there, I had no idea of anything, it was all just nothingness.  Pretty powerful to read now though!
I really do need to write more LOL.  It just gets hard because of the subject! 
Good luck to you also, what a great way to document growth! 
Sheila-D-Tillery Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
I read this and it changed my complete thought process on this contest.

Amazing Share!  
Sarah-Vafidis Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!!
The theme can be explored in many ways I think! This idea jumped right at me :)
hawkeye1 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
Long may the transformation continue! Cool scar, btw. I must post a few of mine :)
Sarah-Vafidis Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You should, they tell great stories! I like the one on my nose. It's from being fed as a 2 month early premmie newborn and the feeding tube wasn't small enough to fit up there LOL. That was probably my first scar actually too haha.
hawkeye1 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Lucky you don't have my nose, you could just about fit a garden hose up there.
Sarah-Vafidis Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry, I have a chin that rock climbers would wish they could grab onto in case of emergency BAHA. 
I see my grandma when I look in the mirror, the genes are strong!  Would love to visit Greece and see the scenery, family history and family chins :XD: 
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