Throughout my life, my creative energy has been a force I’ve had to learn to hold back. I constantly feel the need to create. I was once asked, “What is the one thing you have to do on a regular basis to avoid losing your mind?” My answer? “Create something.” That is the truth. I have an overpowering need to create.
My husband and I are in a sort of ballistic space in which we are free to do just that: create. Our youngest son, Harper, has finally battled through colic. My husband has decided to stay at home and chase his dream: “Ecological design”. It is up to our combined efforts to try to pay our bills without either one of us having a “real” job. We’re diving in head first.
I have crafting material that could probably stretch all the way back to our Rock Hill house. Crafties for eons. I’ve finally been handed the opportunity to make all sorts of things, and these things are erupting like fire. Recently, I made three baby bibs and a pair of infant shoes for a baby shower that I’ll be attending tomorrow afternoon. Next, I plan to make my own baby carrier for Harper. Fabrics are scattered all over our office, just waiting for me to get my hands on them. I can’t contain my excitement. Life is good!
This afternoon I had a graduation photo shoot scheduled at a local college. I arrived early to scout out locations on the campus. I rarely have photo shoots these days, so I decided that I’d “warm up” with a few nature shots. The creative bug struck me. I could not stop photographing the beauty around me. Finally… photography had returned to the release it had been years ago, before I started up my business in 2003. I was overwhelmed by the landscape around me.
The photo shoot was cancelled due to rain, but I was able to capture these images today instead.
Raw. Unedited. Straight out of camera. Filled with life, love and respect for Mother Nature’s abundant beauty.
Most of these images, as you can see, were taken of evergreens. I think I have a touch of the Christmas spirit after this shoot 🙂