There are moments in life where inspiration strikes, and all you can do is run with it. I love when that happens! I've never had a collection of work come together more seamlessly that this one, and deep down, that's exactly, I feel, that is should always be.
Photography (one of my first forms of creative expression when I was younger) has always had my heart. Back then I used to dream of being a photographer when I grew up. Each week, I would drop a roll of film off at Target to get developed, and would have to wait a couple of days, if not longer, to get them back. Then came 1-hour photo, and now digital photography, which excitingly produces a lot of photos, but that I am really bad at printing them off.
For this collection, I wanted to take something ordinary (a simple photo), and make it EXTRA-ordinary (into a piece of mixed-media art). Which is exactly what I did. When writing this post, I found some similarities about the past, and how it intertwined with my current art process. Just like I used to anxiously wait for my photos to be developed, now I excitedly wait for the paint and sealer to dry so that I can move forward with the next step, never really knowing what that is for sure, which feels much like getting that roll of 24 photos back. And can I tell you - there was something magical that happened when I would get to stopping point on each piece. I've learned over the years to really trust myself in knowing when a piece is complete.
I hope you all love this collection as much as I do. It was truly a work of passion that was able to come to fruition. There are 9 pieces total, each that express a few of my favorite things - from #thebeautyofnature, to the metaphorical flower whose seeds are planted, and then with love, nurturing, and some water, they blossom from a bud to a full, flourishing flower. And then there is the my love for the ocean, which represents the ebbs and flow of life and creativity.