Photo of the Week – True North

True North

“Knowing my True North gives me the courage to focus my energy where I believe it should be, not according to what is popular or pleasing to others.” — Jennifer Cummings, Deliberate Motherhood “Albert Camus wrote, “In the midst of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” ― Martha N. Beck, Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming The Life You Were Meant To Live

Go Ahead—Break all the Rules

Unfocused flowers

When was the last time you deliberately broke the rules of your particular art form or work form? This week I went out with my camera deliberately shooting unfocused photographs, moving the camera while shooting, and pointing directly into bright light sources. I was curious about playing with color, light, rhythm, and movement. I wanted to delight in the freedom of playing with light and color without expecting any particular result. What fun! “Sell your …

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Getting On the Joy Train

Showy Lady

  The weather gave us a one day respite from the frigid temperatures and I thought about going to the Como Conservatory but then decided that I had too many other things I should do. I sat down at my desk and began working on a blog post. After about 15 minutes I found myself daydreaming about spending time wandering through the conservatory with my camera. As I became conscious of the daydream I felt …

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Breathing Room

Breathing Room - a work space that makes me happy

My office was a mess. Cluttered and disorganized, entropy seemed to rule. The few photos on the walls were haphazardly hung wherever there happened to be nails. Test prints were propped here and there or laying in piles on the table. My photography equipment was piled on desk, tables, floor and bookshelves. Getting packing materials for Etsy orders out of my closet was an exercise in frustration. While I could still find everything I needed, …

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Photo of the week – Peaceful Heart

Meet me Here Join me here Now where there are no points of view. Slip under good and bad right and wrong worthy and unworthy sinner and saint. Meet me here where everything is unframed before understanding and not understanding. Meet me here where silence roars where stillness is dancing where the eternal is living and dying. Meet me here where you are not you where you are It and It is unspeakable. Meet me …

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I Thou Photography

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How can I become a better photographer? Here is one answer that may apply to becoming a better  anything (at least in my opinion)— Practice I Thou Photography Be curious. Be open. Be loving. Bring compassion, love, and wholeness into your work. Compassion allows for all of the imperfections along with all of the perfectly wonderful ordinary miracles that surround us. Opening to what is with compassion puts us into God-flow. Love connects us with …

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