Baby steps and marathons

  I was beginning to feel as though 2019 had gotten off to a slow start. This was to be my year of exploration - of "following my soul" - and really, what was I doing? I felt as though I was marching in place - staying with the status quo. And then - a couple of baby steps set everything into motion. Looking into the possibility of selling our Boston-area townhouse and relocating to our Vermont home, "Away", resulted in…

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Neglecting…

My blog, my camera, my journals (including my art journal), my family... Which is to say, I've been neglecting just about everything that adds meaning to my life. Sitting in my office the other day after a particularly contentious "discussion" with my boss, I asked myself "what am I doing here?" My mind immediately whispered to me, "Neglecting your soul" And there it is - in the year of listening to my soul... So yes, it's been a bad week -…

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Life in motion

Life - always in motion, and oh boy - rough week - enough said about that I choose joy (I tell myself - again and again) and so I do I had a great time with my camera during the month of February. My photography challenge for the month - motion. Life - it is always moving; and I quickly realized this topic is much too broad -  so many types of motion and so many ways to capture it. Greg…

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Keeping it simple

It's been a busy couple of weeks - and so, in the spirit of keeping on - today I am keeping it simple. It started off with work deadlines, which went right into our annual "ski fest" and all the pandemonium that comes with 13 adults, one active toddler, and 2 dogs spending a weekend together. A quick trip to NYC to attend a workshop and then a little weekend babysitting. For my February photo challenge, I chose "motion" - knowing…

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Negative space – art imitates life

Or is it the other way around - life imitating art? I spent January with my camera, learning about negative space. In the simplest terms, negative space is the area that surrounds the subject. It is sometimes called "white space", but it does not need to be white, or even, blank. When a photo has large areas of negative space, it often conveys a feeling of peacefulness or serenity, but it can also feel lonely. Since I am drawn to photos…

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Today I choose joy

Yes, it’s a real thing – choosing joy, choosing happiness I generally think of myself as a happy person; I am fortunate in so many ways – but, as many of you have probably noticed, I’ve been in a bit of a slump. And – to be honest with you, I’m more that a bit tired of myself, so thank you for bearing with me… "Cosmic messages" Anyway – one evening, mindlessly perusing Pinterest, I ran across a quote “Choose joy…

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