It’s a challenge and an experiment.
And I would love your help!!
For me, Photography is not just a means to an end; it can be a transformative storytelling tool with the power to heal, inspire and awaken.
The inspiration for my art comes from exploring and seeing the world thru the lens with a different perspective – whether it’s my Photography or Life.
It’s a challenge for me – I am an old school photographer – I learned in film and yes even went to school to study it. I did work a bit in the field as the Assistant Photographer at the Banff Center, and I did 2 shows – hand coloured black and white Fine Art Photography.
I put my camera down to raise my kids but mostly as I resisted digital and…..here’s the biggie – never felt good enough!
Over time, ok years, that changed.
I created a blog a few years back where I created healthy recipes so I needed to photograph the end results and through that learned some real basics, in digital yet in the back of my mind I kept saying one day I will do more art.
Well, I have been what I call ‘deep diving’ – another name for clearing or Dark Night of the Soul or Ego as I say and there is no more one day.
That is not what living is about ………for me anyways any longer!
So, I dived into learning Photoshop this past November and I am actually liking it now that I know some basics.
But, my mind has created all kinds of images and I need / want to learn how to produce them so I can create and share them.
The challenge is for me to learn and step up.
Now here is where you could possibly help or come in.
I am and have committed to creating a photo a day over the next 30 days so my skills grow and improve.
I am excited!!
People have said to me that I create emotive images / art.
When I post my images I am not going to say anything.
I would love it if you the observer just observed – take a breath, let go of anything and just be in the moment and be present with the new image.
Then check in with self, did the image evoke any feelings, if so what and where in the body.
Did you like something or not?
If so, either way – why or why not?
The next day I will follow up with my message or why I created the image – just to share.
It’s not about being right or wrong or agreeing with me / my perspective (ok even disagreeing :))
it’s about what you feel and where and if you have any judgments and why?
It’s just to bring awareness to your moment.
My tag line is Photography meets Consciousness.
And for me to really put myself out there – I have been hiding this aspect of me for way too long!!
See, the mind has questions, judgments, programs that run automatically, yet the heart is where answers are – most of us aren’t in our hearts enough.
For me to create art – I am creating from my heart, as I have learned to get out of my head more and I want to share my creations.
So please feel free to partake, leave a comment if desired, share with others if you like and any and all will be veery greatly appreciated!!
I will be posting here on my blog and also in my new Facebook page!!
With much Gratitude and Love
PS – This starts May 1st!!
Are just an interesting point of view,
it doesn’t mean they’re true!
At any time can one open a door to
a new possibility,
a different reality,
a different frequency.
At any time can one let go
of old stories,
and choose a different door.
For all of those hold us back,
weigh us down.
You are so much more
than any of that,
if you knew the truth of who you are
then you would know
none of those are true.
Choose a new door.
PS – Check out my new book – A Story of Our Souls
That all supportive, non-judgmental
loving warmth of an embrace
just the way you are
Nature doesn’t judge
it’s too busy being alive with life.
Put down all the technology aka cell phone and go spend some time in nature and see how you fel afterwards!!
PS – Don’t forget to check out my new book – A Story of Our Souls
Photography credits: Sandra Wagman & Jodi Burke
Some people ever go crazy – what truly horrible lives they must lead!!
– Charles Bukowski
We re here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us!
Don’t be offended when people tell you you’re crazy. Use it as an excuse to do whatever you want.
– Dan Pearce
If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to get locked up for it.
– Hunter S Thompson
Think you’re going crazy in this insane world?
You’re probably waking up
Mirror Mirror on the wall
Who is the fairest one of all
You are my dear
As your outside world is just a reflection of
Your inside world
Therefore, always choose Love
Starting with self
And watch what happens
in your life
as long as the Love is pure………..
that is where the magic happens.
There is a light in your heart
Ready to be lit
There is an emptiness
In your Soul
Ready to be filled
Can you hear it?
Can you feel it?
Answer the stirring,
As it’s your Soul
Calling you back home
They are there
Waiting for you……….
All the time
It’s that yearning
It’s Your Soul
Learn to trust the next chapter because you know the author
So be true to you
A new chapter can start any time
once you stop re-reading the last chapters………
it is YOUR life
Unpacking – Letting Go
I finally learned
had little to do
wearing the right labels
needing a label for identity
It’s all about
letting go of the past
the should haves
and being able to forgive
and most importantly
having self love
Only then can the darkness
Turn into light
And the more we are light
The more magic we
And living each day
Only becomes more great
As that is our core truth
Unpack and let that shit go!!
the choice is always ours
to whether or not to leave our baggage as is
or to unpack it
The baggage represents all our past hurts,
regrets, deceptions, traumas and more
They are over
except by holding on to the story
the energies stay alive
and hold you back
in so many ways
They may have been true
and even real
yet only in that moment
It’s the attachment that keeps
those energies alive
Yes it may have hurt you
Yet, that is not you!!
You are love at your core
and are part of Creation
it’s when we can forgive
and let go
is where the truth lies
and true healing occurs
Not always easy
trust me I know
Yet that will truly set you free
Free to be
Free to love
Free to feel
The gift in all of that is
To have more of you!!
There is never a better time
to start unpacking than in the now…….