"What humility does for one is it reminds us that there are people before me. I have already been paid for. And what I need to do is prepare myself so that I can pay for someone else who has yet to come but who may be here and needs me." - Maya Angelou
I want to write, but am unsure what to say. My heart is full, but I feel at a loss for words as I sit to try to come up with a blog post. It’s not that I don’t have anything to say, it’s that I don’t know how to say it.
I always want my words to be true, honest, and from the heart, not just something I am slapping down to get a blog post written. When I first started blogging I never liked the contrived feeling of my tone. Something about how I wrote didn’t always feel authentic to me. Maybe I was gaining my confidence, or just comparing myself to others far too much.
I came here to write about my artwork making the 2015 cover of Somerset Holidays and Celebrations. But everything that I am trying to write just isn’t coming out right, but I am going to try anyways.
This cover holds a special place in my heart. For three years I was the managing editor for Somerset Holidays and Celebrations. I always loved the entire process of putting this magazine together, from recruiting to editing through the production stages to receiving my sample copy.
This past November, when I was still very new to my current position, I made these trees for a blog post. Unsure of what I was really doing, and still gaining my confidence, not only as an artist, but also as a photographer.
In April, during the art selection process, I was asked my friend, coworker, and the current managing editor, to submit the trees I had made. I was excited that these little miniature trees were going to be featured in on my old publications. But ecstatic and elated don’t even sum up how I felt when I was told that my trees made the cover.
I am humbled that my art and photography will forever grace the cover of the 2015 issue, and also that I get to share space amongst all of the other talented artists featured in the issue.
Thank you Amber and her team of designers for putting together a beautiful issue, and for choosing my art to forever represent this current issue.
You can check out the current issue here.