If you love taking photos,
then you will agree with me that there is absolutely no light
so perfect as early morning.
Once the sun has risen above the horizon,
its rays are horizontal with the earth making colors the most vibrant.
And so, with the greenest greens and an almost fluorescent rainbow of flowers,
a cool, sunny morning with my camera is as delicious to me
as a fresh, juicy homegrown strawberry...
a feast for the eyes instead of the mouth.
If ever you find yourself at a low point in life,
try some form of artistic expression.
You don't have to necessarily be good at your art,
but immerse yourself in it and you will begin to see the world in a whole new way...
and what you take for granted each day will suddenly become alive and vibrant.
I am, by no means, artistic at all. I have no real creative streak in me...
(and I know that you are arguing with me right now),
but truly, I tend to be a technical person.
I can copy anything...I can follow directions.
But true creativity is a gift that comes from deep inside oneself
and is the ability to express something in a brand new way.
(This is not my gift.)
But, I have dabbled in many forms of "art"...always from a technical point of view.
And each medium has taught me something about the world.
Take, for instance, painting.
Years ago I taught myself folk-art painting...again, not necessarily "creative", but technical.
That experience taught me so much about color.
We tend to look at objects as though they are a single color.
(For instance the rose below is pink, right?)
But, try to paint it as it is, and you will suddenly become aware of all the subtle colors
that make up that object...how the light and shadows come into play giving it depth.
And so it has been with photography.
Traveling through the day, with camera in hand, has given me a deeper appreciation
for the beauty that surrounds me.
It has made me look at everything with a more critical eye...
noticing the minute details...the tiny things that so often go unseen, or un-noticed.
And with that....finding the time of day that brings perfection to the subject.
The quest for recognizing the beauty around me
and the desire to share it with you...
makes me happy.
It's as plain as that.
What else makes me happy?
Happy chickens, and...
Have a terrific day...
take time to really look at the world around you.
The green linen apron is sold. I finished the pink linen one yesterday...it will be posted in the
Marketplace, as soon as I take official photos of it!