Hello and welcome to a brand new week.
Gotta admit, I feel sort of in between these days. For years, I have said that my year is broken into two seasons; gardening and Christmas.
Well, here we are mid-August. Traditionally, this is the time of year I start to let my garden go to the weeds as fall approaches. The thrill of going out to water, pulling a few weeds and adding spent blooms to my bucket gives way to warmer temperatures, and I watch the sad results from my kitchen window. And since it’s not actually fall (the official season to give myself permission to pull back a little and let the garden do what it does naturally), I find myself in that awkward in-between stage.
However, I have vowed this year will be different! We have invested too much time, energy and $$$ these past months to let the garden go wild and unsupervised until next spring. So, I will water and tend as necessary.
I will! I will! I will!
Besides, my garden is a very necessary part of my work as a creative. My love (passion and obsession) of floral still life photography is a big part of who I am, and I use a lot of my own flowers in my photos.
Above is a sweet "no-name" rose I picked up at Home Depot. She smells incredible!
An artificial design created from way to many Hobby Lobby adventures :)
I believe there's no age limit on creativity. Expressing what we have inside with the intent of bringing joy or evoking emotion in others is something to be nurtured. (Sorry, I'm going way deep here, but stay with me, LOL).
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father
of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows (James 1:17) NIV
Starting out in food photography several years ago and transitioning to still life has revealed to me just how important it is to stay true to our own creative voice. My style...your style...may not fit with the latest trends or fads and that's ok. I really feel it's more important to stick with what makes YOU you.
Well, the garden won't water itself, and I have some deadheading to do. I do hope you'll create something lovely, friends and share a bit of YOU with the world today.
You're welcome to stop by and visit my Etsy shop where I share greeting cards and prints of my floral still life.
***Special thru the end of August***
Buy 1 set (5 pack) of greeting cards and receive a FREE 8x8 square print of the October floral typography pictured here! (1 free print per order).