Tag Archive | Reflections

Simple Beauty Day 35

There is something about nature and art that always seems to blend perfectly. ❤ ❤ ❤

Today my mother and I went to a Raku pottery event, by artist Dal Shoesmith. It went on at his charming home. While walking around the gardens near his workshop, many pieces of his work blended in with the surroundings. We watched the process of this technique and learned about its Japanese background. At the end of the night we got to pick one of the pieces he made. I am happy with my choice ❤.

If you’d like to know more about this Michigan artist I will have another post about his work in more detail this upcoming Thursday. And I can’t wait to write about it 😉. See you all tomorrow!

Living Truly

For the first time in my life… I feel like a true artist.

My first experience doing a show at the artwalk, “Fall into the Arts,” was such a remarkable experience for me. For years I have quietly shared my pictures with family and friends. Like whispers from my soul, my passion for nature is starting to be heard. This blog and all the wonderful comments on my posts is what allowed me to get more comfortable with showing more. For a month I prepared myself for this event and this past Friday I finally made my first step.

 

I received so much positive feedback and had never felt so alive in my life!

I am so glad I finally took this step, it may have been small but I did it! 😉 ~ ❤ When family and friends told me how proud they were of something I am truly proud of, I felt like I won the lottery.

Thank you everyone for helping me narrow down my pictures, Pam for helping me with my display, mom for giving me the courage to do this/for buying some frames, Trevor for helping me frame the pictures, and dad for posting my pics and staying with me all night. And thank you again family and friends for supporting me through all this, I could not have done it without you 😉 ❤ . 

See you all next week!

Monday Moments: Wholeness

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Blue sky, the glow of Autumn’s light touching a leaf, calm sediment, still waters and the reflection of them all on one surface…

 

April Fools

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So, even though the groundhog saw his shadow, mother nature has decided to get in on the April fools jokes. Michiganders got to experience what we thought was Spring’s arrival, but ever since Easter we have been having weekly visits of snow storms.

 

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Though I wish Spring was here, I do still love to take wintery pictures. Sometimes the cold has something else to teach us before the warm up of Spring can begin. I guess I better listen 😉 .

 

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Nature “I Am Always Here”

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There are days I get absorbed into the anxiety of daily life that I forget the calm and stillness of nature. I question the objects we create for faster travel, either through space or through the web. These feelings brought me back to, Nature is Present Everywhere.  I looked through older photos and found this theme to be present in quite a few pictures, so I decided to expand on the last week’s post. 🙂 

 
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While getting ready for work I noticed a reflection on the suburban outside. This moment of discovery calmed me immediately and I thought “be here, be present, everything is how it should be”.

 
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A few years ago, I waited for my next home health aid client at the arboretum. Nature called, “I am here and all around you, no need to worry”.

 
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While at college, I was having a hard time on a project on my laptop and leaned back in my chair. I looked at my blank screen and then focused on the reflection of my window in the background. I laughed, then took a deep breath as I finished my video.

 
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After a nice long walk in the woods, I thought I wish I could be in this calmness all the time. When I approached my car I got the sense that I can, I just have to see it and take it with me.

 

 I want to expand on the topic of reflections even more and dive deep into the reason why I favor this type of photography. See you next week in Water Reflections!