Neon and Broken: Revealing the Hidden Beauty of the Wayside


In an effort to point out the beauty of the mundane and broken, I’ve combined a lovely blurb about hidden secrets and broken charms with this digital photograph of a shattered, discarded golf ball on a wet asphalt.

“The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.” – Charlotte Brontë

Neon Green Broken Golf Ball of Secret Beauty
Neon Green Broken Golf Ball of Secret Beauty by somethinghumble
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Amazingly Labyrinthian Existentialism

header image Mt Vernon Rd Labyrinth brick path with yellow flowers and green grass

As I continue to pace along this brick path I come to the center and ponder with depth the situation at hand. Before any of us knew it, we were all thrust into what appears to be some kind of generational loop of dynamically and intricately woven connections between individual instances of living manifestations of matter, some of which seems self-aware.  Here we all are journeying further and farther down our paths which were in part laid down by all who came before.  Careening through space on this boat named Earth we get to spin round and circle the Sun as is flows around and around with the rest of the Milky Way.  When you look up to the heavens a very different, very vast, and very long term perspective comes into view.  Dealings back here on ground level seem mundane and trivial in a galactic scale, but in the labyrinth of our lives we know there to be great passion, love and meaning.  There is great danger we must ward away, a bull headed monster roams this hedge maze.  He is greed, hunger, violence, brutality, injustice and lives within each of us. He is not to be forgotten, but is easily kept at bay by our good will and charity.

“I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.” – Frank Herbert, Dune

“Knowing others is wisdom, knowing yourself is Enlightenment.”  – Lao Tzu

“Regardless of the staggering dimensions of the world about us, the density of our ignorance, the risks of catastrophes to come, and our individual weakness within the immense collectivity, the fact remains that we are absolutely free today if we choose to will our existence in its finiteness, a finiteness which is open on the infinite. And in fact, any man who has known real loves, real revolts, real desires, and real will knows quite well that he has no need of any outside guarantee to be sure of his goals; their certitude comes from his own drive.”
― Simone de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity

“He was free, free in every way, free to behave like a fool or a machine, free to accept, free to refuse, free to equivocate; to marry, to give up the game, to drag this death weight about with him for years to come. He could do what he liked, no one had the right to advise him, there would be for him no Good or Evil unless he thought them into being.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre

Gallery of collected labyrinthian imagery, please add your own in the comments below! 😀

Golden Orange Sunset Landscape from Crecent Beach Florida

The Golden Orange sunset, moody and majestic it leaves us with a gradual explosion of color and inspires us to appreciate the present moment for its beauty and splendor. Each sunrise and sunset marks the median between our two well known daily time periods of night and day. And each time we spin around on this big ball shaped rock, we are treated again and again with wonders of light and the mysteries of midnight. A good vantage point, a few clouds and a rich sky full of shifting color is worth taking advantage of ever time the opportunity presents itself.


And now with the help of my friends at Zazzle, this golden scene will set forever!


Existing within nature.

We are surely a part of our natural surroundings.  Serving as hosts for countless small organisms, our survival depends on the offerings and sacrifices of other forms of life. We are so deeply intertwined with everything else and on such a scale that even the atomic matter that makes up our bodies was once stardust and is now consciously reflecting on just that very idea of the universe’s self-awareness.


Those are the kind of ideas I’m trying to inspire with this piece called “We Exist In Nature.”  Made in 2000 it still serves as one of my favorite early ventures into digital collage.  It speaks to me of planetary harmony and separate paths to the centered enlightenment of diverse interconnectedness. What does this image say to you?  Leave a comment below, share with friends.

Edit:  And now you can get it on a card, mouse pad or why not even an iphone4 case thanks to Zazzle!  😀



Add your own quote, note, or what ever floats your boat to the inside and give it as a gift or a thank you.




Yes, I even slapped it on an iphone case.  It was fun!




You should be able to put the design on other things they offer too. We are living in the future! Enjoy and be well!

Soft phantom lights glowing in the cold, dark night

Today I designed a moody cosmetics bag over at Zazzle. I’m not sure if anyone will ever buy the thing and make the design come into actual existence as a product, but even if that never happens it is still really cool to see my artsy photographs come to life on a random little bag. I’m looking forward to doing a whole bunch more of these babies so stay tuned!


The soft glowing ebbs flowingly
through the cold, dark night
rivers flow, the moon shines
light dances and fades knowingly
shapeshifting to our delight.

-Mark Weathers, January 4th 2014

Macrolandscapes of Equality

After the success of my first collaboration with Zazzle, I’m following it up with an original design featuring two wide format photographs on white canvas which serves as a background and border for the two images which combine in an equal sign layout. I am inspired to keep working with Zazzle to create an online storefront featuring their products with my imagery. The possibilities are endless and they take care of all the production and shipping! 😀


Please feel free to comment below to tell me what you think. I’m interested in hearing feedback on any part of the process.

Be well people,
Mark W