"The artist is always beginning. Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth". Ezra Pound.
So another new year unfurls with all the promises of fresh beginnings and renewed focus. However you celebrate the holidays and mark important milestones, remember to be accepting of yourself. We all make plans and promises to do things differently but I am setting more gentle goals for 2015. As ambitious and dedicated as I am, I know we can’t miss the little moments that matter.
I am proud that photography is my passion and my profession. I have met some amazing people, visited awesome places and experienced touching insights into other ways of life. As privileged and and demanding as some of these projects are, I also know that one can never take people or good health for granted. Treasure the moments you have with the people you love. Recent months have meant a shift in personal priorities but somehow we keep moving forward with purpose: it’s the challenge of living a rich life and coping with the unpredictable.
2014 was an incredible year. I had 3 solo photographic exhibitions, was published in magazines and the press, my photos were shown on tv and in major art institutions, I gained some recognition in awards competitions, several long-term projects are expanding to form major bodies of new work and a new style of personal portraiture is evolving. I have met some truly inspirational mentors and teachers on this journey so thank you for the encouragement and friendship.
Whew. Sometimes it feels like the vision and the possibilities are swirling faster than I can breath yet I am always striving to create something more beautiful at every opportunity. It’s exhilarating, exhausting and energizing. This year holds such promise I can barely contain my excitement. I will try to post “World on Wednesdays” and “Food on Fridays” but am realistic enough to know life does not always follow the perfect schedule. I invite you to follow along when it suits you too.
As always, I wish you joy and peace as you savor the beauty of life. Deb