About 2 years ago,
I had some art ideas in my mind that involved
some unique ways to share my photographs
with a message.
I had taken my kids to the library
and noticed a local photographer's work displayed.
I mentioned to my son
on the way home
that perhaps someday
my art would be in the library.
He was so excited and encouraging
and said many kind and believing words.
So I "tucked" the idea
"in my hip pocket"
for the future.
A little over a year ago,
I started experimenting with collage
incorporating my photography
as a focal point.
It was a bit like scrapbooking,
only on a piece of wood to hang on the wall or set on a shelf.
I knew that I liked it.
And that is truly what matters.
But what surprised me
was how quickly others responded.
So here we are celebrating as a family.
As I tried to think of a way to display a large number of photographs,
my rancher husband's creative wheels started turning . . .
He made me two cedar fenceposts
I almost cried.
Because of the love of my husband,
and how perfectly it fit my heart and vision
of sharing my love for this life.
I carried the idea of "story on a string"
that I used for my photos
to also share some of my writing and blogs
about my family as well as the story behind some of my art pieces.
My art is all about
and what He has done in me and for me
. . . especially setting me free
from thoughts that robbed me of joy,
and honoring this life that He has given me
right here, right now
with this man
and this family.
It is so rich and fulfilling
to see it expressed
in a way that is true to me and what I love.
If you get a chance to stop in,
my art & photography will be on display
Sturgis Public Library
until January 30, 2012.
What a great experience . . .
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