It’s been a long time coming, but, I’m finally at a place where I am truly ready to express my creative side. I miss the way I feel when I am in the moment taking pictures and exploring. I’ve been going through a lot of old items in our move into our new house. I forgot how creative I can be and how much I love it. Since I have a huge blank canvas of a wall, I decided that it would be a great place to show off some of the great work that I have done over the years. I truly miss showing my work, and immersing myself in my work. I came across my art and design kit (it’s really a large tackle box) and I’m ready to create again. I was never really good at the drawing. But, design is something that I really excel at. I love balance and symmetry, as well as an ecletic style. I love to find ways for things to come together. I also find that the non traditional photos are what I love best. The photo above is one from a wedding I shot recently. It is a happy accident, but, I couldn’t be more happy with it. Also to the right are my art box, and my home photography exhibit wall. There is a 5’x5′ area to the right that is empty that will be filled as soon as I print and hang more images. I am loving the way my living room is coming together. I am loving that I can exhibit my work even if it is not in a gallery. I’m proud of each and every piece.
I have vowed over the next year to take photo road day trips and really get out there and create again. Even if it is just landscapes and cityscapes, I am going to be fine with that. I’m also going to start entering contests and trying to get my work exhibited again. I would really love for this to happen. I am not sure what happened but, my passion has been ignited again and, I need to do what I can to encourage this.
In my life lately, I have gone through a big phase of self realization. I have too many people in my life who don’t put me as in the forefront as I put them. I’m tired of being selfless to people who don’t share the same feelings for me. Honestly, I have a lot of people who are only hanging around because I am so good to them. I am moving past bleeding myself dry with my selflessness and I am ridding myself of all the negative and brining in all the positive I can so that I can be truly happy. I need this and my art needs this.