“The greatest privilege of a human life is to become midwife to the birth of the human soul” – John O’Donohue
Wehn I began to find that my life was disintegrating, due to a mysterious health issue, I was forced to look and identify why I got sick and how I might if not improve my health, find a way of living with my new “normal”. This journey led me to discover that at heart, I am a creative person. I discovered a love of colour and design and so began a quest to try different mediums, techniques, disciplines that would provide an opportunity to explore what make my creative heart tick. Acknowledging my true nature was the first step. Discovering the best outlet for my creativity was the next. So, here I begin to share the things that I’ve tried and sometimes I’ll share what I’ve discovered as I’ve gone about the process of making. On some occasions, just the fact that I find the courage to share is enough of a process in itself, because as a perfectionist, sharing my early works really tests my ability to overcome self criticism. I do this to myself because I want to grow. I want to be free of the shackles of old neurons that were formed when I was a child. I don’t want these old thoughts anymore and so the only way to get rid of them is to challenge them until the let go, die and wither, and in their place I set my intention to form kind, loving and supportive messages to myself, the kind I really could have used when I was 5 years old. Better late than never and no use crying over spilt milk. What’s done is done and thankfully, our pliable brains, allow us another chance at life.
So let’s get started with this journey of exploration!
I’m a complete novice and simply point and shoot and hope the shot works. Here are a few that seemed to tick all the boxes, and importantly I greatly enjoy the challenge of capturing an image correctly.