Grace // she pulled her scarf out of her wooden chest, telling me “it’s that time again Mum”
Ocre, burnt umber and bronze // the colours that remind us that change is iminent
This is my first blog entry. The first of what I hope to be many entries, documenting my life, and the lives of my beloved. I will also have the privledge of sharing the special moments of new friends who have welcomed me into their lives; to tell their stories through pictures and words.
There has been many a time throughout my life that during a phase of hardship or transition, I have gravitated toward a pen and paper or my camera. I don’t write down things all that often, but when I do, they are often in a random notebook, stowed away never to be seen again. As I am a person who harbors feelings and emotions, I have come to find that writing serves its purpose as a form of therapeutic release,
I feel, I write, I put away.
Then there are my photographs. My love of capturing a moment in time to reflect on and share in the future is a deep passion that I feel within my bones and have no control over. Every waking moment, I am framing within my mind, the things I see. I want to capture the everyday beauty that surrounds us, capture the connectedness people have between one another and their environment. I am a creative soul and photography is a powerful and honest medium for me, however most of my most treasured photos are hidden away among a terabyte of other data, rarely visited.
I see, I capture, I put away.
But not anymore. A catalyst for the creation of my blog was a workshop I attended recently, called The Creatives. Here I sat with nine incredibly talented women, guided through a day of inspiration by writer Jodi Wilson and photographer Tim Coulson (I will blog soon about this workshop). Here I learned the importance of documenting a story through emotional shooting, then finding the words to thread it all together. I went there with no expectations and came out with a yearning to capture life as we know it. So here goes. Welcome to my everyday.