Monday, November 2, 2009

The Fabric of My Life Treasure Hunt Group No. 5 - Photography (is like breathing to me)

Photography has always been a part of my life - my mother was also a photographer, so it must run in my family! It has gotten to the point in my life now that I begin to feel a bit anxious, and have that "something's not quite right" feeling on days when I haven't taken any pictures. My children also see my camera as a part of me. When they see something they find interesting, they say, "Mommy, take a picture!" knowing that the camera is with us.

I am so grateful to have the opportunity to pursue this passion. Photography is healing for me, calming, centering. Looking at life through a lens and trying to capture that fleeting moment, that scene that speaks to me is joy.

An unexpected benefit to opening my Etsy shop has been the incredible friends I have made, through Etsy itself, and through the groups I have joined POE (Photographers of Etsy), EFC (Etsy for Charity), and FAM (Fabulous Artistic Moms). It is wonderful to connect with kindred spirits. I have learned so much from all of you, and feel honored to call you my friends.


And now, a few of my favorites....











7 comments:

readingsully2 said...

Again, your photography blows me away.

patk860 said...

healing, calming & centering...such power in that. i can relate!

Allie said...

Wow, Carole! That means so much, coming from you!

Pat - see, kindred spirits! :)

audrey said...

Each and every one ~ stunning!

Pam of Always Artistic said...

You said it so well! I agree, I am having camera problems now and I feel like part of me is missing!

These are wonderful examples of your work, I especially love the last one!

Allie said...

Thank you, Pam and Audrey!That last one, Pam, is of a heart-shaped puddle - my very artistic daughter spotted it, and I took the picture! It's amazing, isn't it, what a companion a camera becomes!

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Yes, very amazing! I just love the whole feel of the image! Magical!