Who am I? I’m just another aspiring photographer, writer, and artist, who also happens to be a full-time university student. I’m that person wandering down the street not watching where they’re going because they’re writing a poem in their head. I’m that person taking pictures of everything at the table next to you in the coffee shop because the light is so amazing. I’m that person who stares at you without realizing it because they’re thinking about what technique they would use to draw your hat. But I’m also that person who sits next to you in school trying to get an A in science. I shop in the stores with you. I work with you. I file taxes every April just like you. Sometimes I’m more that person than the first one. After all, stores don’t accept photographs as payment. So, I began this blog as my commitment to spend more time on my art, not just the art I'm required to create for school. I committed that at least once a week, I will give you a look through my eyes: it might be serious; it might be funny. It might be through writing, photography, or some other art form. That's not really the important part to me: the idea was really just this: Now that I'm committed to do this, I actually have to take the time to capture how the world looks to me, and that hopefully, while I’m capturing these views, I’ll get better and better at it. I think that the world looks different through my eyes, feels different under my fingertips, and sounds different in my words than it does in yours. This is mine. I probably don’t capture it the best way; I just capture it in my own little way. Enjoy.

 

Inspired by the style of and drawn for the lovely Hannah over at http://www.hannahgirl.com/. (As a surprise… she didn’t know I was doing this!)

Inspired by the style of and drawn for the lovely Hannah over at http://www.hannahgirl.com/. (As a surprise… she didn’t know I was doing this!)

Contemplations in Black and White (by Clearly Here)
Finally, finally, finally, I share some of what I’ve been working on. I hope you’ll like it enough to forgive me!

Contemplations in Black and White (by Clearly Here)

Finally, finally, finally, I share some of what I’ve been working on. I hope you’ll like it enough to forgive me!

I felt guilty, not posting a picture two weeks in row, so I rifled through my pictures from last week, and chose this one. As I was editing, this poem came to mind: 

"Halfway down the stairs Is a stair where I sit: There isn’t any other stair quite like it. I’m not at the bottom, I’m not at the top: So this is the stair where I always stop.
Halfway up the stairs Isn’t up, and isn’t down. It isn’t in the nursery, it isn’t in the town: And all sorts of funny thoughts Run round my head: 'It isn't really anywhere! It's somewhere else instead!'”

by A A Milne

I felt guilty, not posting a picture two weeks in row, so I rifled through my pictures from last week, and chose this one. As I was editing, this poem came to mind:

"Halfway down the stairs 
Is a stair where I sit: 
There isn’t any other stair quite like it. 
I’m not at the bottom, 
I’m not at the top: 
So this is the stair where I always stop.

Halfway up the stairs 
Isn’t up, and isn’t down. 
It isn’t in the nursery, it isn’t in the town: 
And all sorts of funny thoughts 
Run round my head: 
'It isn't really anywhere! It's somewhere else instead!'”

by A A Milne

Jacob’s Ladder
A friend’s comment, when she saw this photo, was that it looked like the model was looking up a stairway into heaven.
It reminded me of this Bible story:
"He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. There above it stood the LORD, and He said: 
'I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham, and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north, and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.'
 When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he though, ‘Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it.’ He was afraid and said, ‘How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.’” 
Genesis 28:12-17
                                            _________________________
                                  (Model’s hair styled by Robyn’s Design)

Jacob’s Ladder

A friend’s comment, when she saw this photo, was that it looked like the model was looking up a stairway into heaven.

It reminded me of this Bible story:

"He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. There above it stood the LORD, and He said:

'I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham, and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north, and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring. I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.'

When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he though, ‘Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it.’ He was afraid and said, ‘How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.’”

Genesis 28:12-17

                                            _________________________

                                  (Model’s hair styled by Robyn’s Design)

Phone Call (by Clearly Here)
Today was a topsy-turvy day. I’m in the process of learning to forget the bad things, but remember the good things I learned from them. Here’s to a better tomorrow. 

Phone Call (by Clearly Here)

Today was a topsy-turvy day. I’m in the process of learning to forget the bad things, but remember the good things I learned from them. Here’s to a better tomorrow.