Monday, January 12, 2009

12/365 Being Real

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I've shared before about my grandfather being a photographer... Well one of the things he did that I never understood until recently was to fill his home with art. All over the walls he hung art--photography and paintings. He moved two times in the past 9 years, once to downsize, and then once to assisted living. Each time he got situated in his new home, he instructed us to be sure to hang his art work for him. I didn't fully understand just how important that was until I hung my own images in December. I've been seriously into photography for a little under 4 years and I've NEVER hung any images on my walls--not my own, not any others. My walls have been bare wherever I've lived!

When I hung the few images you see here, it was an AHA! moment for me. As silly as it may sound, it wasn't until I saw my work hanging in my own home that I realized I was really a photographer and I'm actually not that bad:-)! It was the catalyst I needed to get serious about what I do--to pursue my business (and all my passions) with abandon. Without fear of failure or rejection!

Here you see a slice of my day. The only quiet part that I will have until probably 9 p.m. or so. The children have just finished one of their lessons and have gone off to play before we settle down for lunch. There is clutter around because I needed a place to store their things while I lay down new floors. Lots to do today and it feels good to be able to post an image early. Life is good!

Lesson: Live life to the fullest each day and live without regrets!

Tomorrow: A street scene

10 comments:

Kendra said...

I'm the same way :). Growing up my mother was firm about pictures having their place - in a dark hallway that no one sees, lol.

Its easy to forget some of the great images we've taken and focus on the worst when they are all hidden away on a hard drive. When my mom bought me a wall decoration that I had to fill with photos it took me forever to put anything in it - but I finally did and I walk by it and sigh every time. It inspires me to do more every day :).

Modern Matriarch said...

I so agree! I have had pics of my own children up for over a year now. But they are on a landing shelf going into the basement. They are visible every time I walk from the living room to the kitchen, so not hidden. But, then this winter, I put put up my shots I did for our Christmas card. I'm so in love with them. They are in the living room. I just love to be able to look over at them whenever I feel like it.

Like you, seeing my work framed and displayed really made it real for me. I hope to get more and more of my work on my walls.

Jodie's 365 Project said...

Congratulations on hanging your work. Doesn't it feel good?

I was the same way, and finally a couple years ago created a small gallery in my office that I change out several times a year. I've very picky about the photos I put there though. I finally hung some in every room of the house and it feels soooo good. :)

earthangelphotography365 said...

Love it...

Jane said...

Beautifully written post and lovely photo. Your work looks great hanging in your home!

Karen said...

What a wonderful peek into your life and home. That is a post to save. Your kids will one day see that picture and remember how their home looked. You do do beautiful work.

Jessica Sell - Owner of A.E.P. said...

Great story. I have a large frame here waiting for that right pic to put over my mantel. I want to do a wall photos this year -- will see if i get it done or not.

Pam said...

Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your home and your thoughts. Your photos look wonderful on the wall.

Andrea said...

Thanks for commenting and for taking a look ladies!

Jo-Anne Price said...

Great story and photo! Thanks for sharing!