Because (Self Portrait) | September 1, 2014
Celebrating 37 years today!
Photographer, wife, mother, farmer in Lansing, Michigan.
How do you think about seeing familiar places? Do you get bored with your surroundings, and can you see familiar things as if seeing them with fresh eyes?
Great question, friend!
Everything changes…and I love observing my surroundings, people, community…life in general…so I enjoy most all spaces, including familiar ones.
I have to admit though, that a new and exciting place is very inspiring for me. Especially when shooting a familiar subject.
And i love adventure and travel…LOVE them.
Self Portrait with my Husband | August 2014
Today marks 14 years of marriage with my best friend, lover, and life partner.
Yes. Sometimes the images do not adequately express what I’m feeling. But I keep trying. And sometimes just the process is enough for me. I’ve enjoyed the hijacking! Great questions, Adam!!
I internalize emotions, especially dark ones, unless I can find a way to express them…either through imagery or writing. My art is a therapy of sorts. If I can’t process the emotions they become a kind of anxiety that builds and fills me. The visual expression releases the emotion (to some degree).
For many, I am sure that this form of expression would make them feel more naked than true nakedness…but for me it does not. I helps me relate to others and, sometimes, others can relate to my work and when that happens I don’t feel alone in my emotions.
My courage comes from necessity. Sharing my art is part of the processing of emotion for me. Before I had the internet to share I did so in art collectives and groups and there was a great period of time where I didn’t create the way that I do now as there was just no room for it in my life.
I have had little scrutiny expressed to me personally, but when I do I use it to progress.