"Baker's Chocolate" by Ann Newman. Crested Butte, Colorado. What do an autumn scene and squares of baking chocolates have in common? Trying to come up with names for all the photos I take is a big...
A deeper appreciation of the little moments.
Benefits of writing in a journal.
I started writing in a journal about ten years ago. When I started, I was dealing with chronic anxiety. Anyone that has been in that boat can tell you; it isn’t something you row yourself out of easily. Stroke by stroke of the pen on paper, I spilled out negative thoughts. Over time, journaling helped me challenge those apprehensions. Finally, I was able to understand my fears and concerns. The parade of ruminations stayed on the page, and I was able to shift my thoughts over to the positive.
Since lifting that fog, I find joy in the practice of allowing my photography art to guide me into words and feelings. I hope you’ll read these journal entries to deepen your appreciation for the simple things in life. That is where I found my center: gratitude. And from there, a deeper meaning to life.
Why do we enter photography competitions? This high contrast black and white photo is my CUPOTY 01 submission last year that made the shortlist in the Manmade category. "Awareness" is from a series of...
"The story behind the picture": I moved through the first days of COVID-19 in shock and despair, but eventually found hope and purpose by working on this photography project. This is my favorite image...
How Will Ferrell, baseball, and a bird guided me from the bottom of a creative slump to filled with inspiration.
More than ever, we need a sense of wonder that nature can provide. We need to find the wild side.