Friday, June 6, 2014


     I can't remember a time in my life when I wasn't drawing or painting. It's just something I have always loved to do. In college, my emphasis was art. I took Art History, Drawing, Painting and several other art related classes. While attending college I was also able to take several photography classes where I worked with film cameras taking color and black and white photos. I was able to work in the dark room developing black and white photos that I had taken which for the record, was an amazing experience. It is something I will never forget. I loved taking pictures but when I discovered that I had a passion for photography, I was already on the career path to become a teacher.  I have decided to revisit that passion for art and photography. I will be taking some online as well as some local photography classes to help me develop as a photographer. I love teaching kids. I love to see that moment when the light bulb clicks on. However, there has been something missing. I have poured so much of myself into my professional life that there just wasn't anything left that helped me deal with the pressures and stress of daily life.
     I don't know where photography will take me or quilting or painting for that matter but if it makes me happy and helps me feel like I am whole again then it just can't be bad. I have created a Facebook page and designed a logo just to show what I am working on. If my friends want to see what I am working on they can follow me or they can choose to not do so. Some days I might share pictures I have taken and some days it might be a painting. I might make the most amazing recipe or visit the most amazing quilt shop and share it. It's all art to me. Art is relative. That is the beauty of art. I don't know if I want to develop my photography to help me build my blog or if I want to work on portrait or nature photography but that is the what I love most about this journey. I love getting to discover what it is truly makes me feel fulfilled. I refuse to listen to negative comments or to anyone that doesn't support my dreams. For way to long I have doubted myself.  That is officially over as of today.... I know I have an eye for photography, I know I love to paint, and draw, and cook... and when I combine that with experience.... I think that there is no limit to what I can do. From here on out I am going to listen to my heart and do what I love. It's long overdue in my opinion. I plan to spend the next couple of months working on my blog and rediscovering my artistic side..  Since I will be posting lots of pictures on my blog and on Facebook of things I am working on I decided that having a watermark was a must! So.... here is the  official first look at One Square Inch.....

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