Let's start off with this: HAPPY NEW YEAR! 2017, surreal, wow.
Yes, the thought of a new year does bring happiness to my heart. I love new beginnings. I love ending old seasons. I love what the New Year represents ... a fresh start? Realizing what matters? Realizing what no longer does ... it's all really beautiful, and I'm all for it! I was never one to make resolutions because I'm constantly trying to live out my fullest life the best that I can, but I do love making an "impossibles list" at the start of every year --- mostly things that I find to be entirely out of my control, but things that consume my prayer life, and when I see them become realized it's the most incredible testament.
In my creative life this year, I just want to make art that sets my soul on fire.
Creating out of a place that doesn't need recognition to know that it's good and pure at the core ... like when I would sit in the studio or dark room for hours working on something that would never been seen by another human. O, I had so much love for the craft then.
I think that's a tangible goal. If I'm not already doing that then I'm in the wrong business.
Here are some images that put a twinkle in my eye; I love getting lost in other photographers', artists', writers' work . . .
(all images via tumblr)