This is my LAST creative blog post of the YEAR!!! 😱
It’s hard to believe that 2017 is drawing to an end. As I was contemplating what my last project should be, I knew that I wanted to go back to the basics. For those of you who have been following along, you’ll remember my first shoot of 2017 with my sister, Molly, and as a way to bookend the year, I wanted to do something similar in December! My goal was to return to something humble, focusing simply on light and the emotion of a human face and hands. And finally, I wanted to see how I had developed as an artist over the course of 2017.
As I formulated the concept, another, deeper intention began to make a shy appearance. With more and more certainty, I have been feeling the conviction to return to a quiet way of life, both in business and at home. With all of the roaring busyness of this modern day and age, it’s hard to find a place where one can simply be STILL! Days are full of distraction and constant noise, and I reached a point this year when I recognized that it was a SERIOUS problem. Since then I have been on the desperate search to find a balance between the entrepreneurial treadmill and a peaceful spirit. Oh what a journey it has been! I have discovered that beauty is often lost in rushing, and that to find peace and quiet I would have to hunt them down myself. And so, my 2018 resolution is to slow down and focus on the eternal- longer and sweeter times in the presence of the Lord, strolling walks under the big blue sky, and a renewed intention to love others well.
Which brings us back to December’s shoot. Ironically enough, when the day of the session arrived, I found myself rushing back and forth like a mad woman! I had been scrambling through my day up until the lovely Taylor Irby arrived to model for me. Talk about a convicting moment! So when I picked up the camera, it was inevitable for this last creative work to reveal my longing for tranquility. I knew exactly what my heart wanted to express. It was then that I slowed down, took a breath and allowed Quiet to come to life. ❤️
As you look through these images, you’ll notice a focus on nearness, breath, and subtle light. The editing is soft and natural, as well as dark and deep (my signature style!). I hope that even one of these pictures speaks to you and inspires you to search for more quiet and peaceful moments in your new year. 😊
Love you all!