So I did a thing while in Israel. This tattoo shop was opened in 1300 and has been owned by the same family for 28 generations. My stencil was craved from wood and is approximately 500 years old which they used to stencil it on my arm. The tattoo presents love and family…. the parent doves are in the tree watching the children soar and the world PEACE is written in Latin, Hebrew and Arabic which I prayer for daily
Artists and confidence…..man it’s a double edge sword to deal with.
I know for me I’ve struggled with confidence thinking that my artwork isn’t good enough to share with the world. Confidence can be an amazing feeling and it can be terrifying as well…. and how I deal with it can impact my artwork as well.
I’m slowly learning to just let go and putting myself and my artwork out there…. embrace whatever I’m feeling at the moment, not fearing the moment, and just enjoying interacting with people who see my artwork and learning to humble myself to their commentary…. it’s a freeing act to just surrender yourself and stop letting your confidence or lack of control you have control you.
I know, if I go back to that brave little girl I was exploring the world around me that I can grab this new journey by its tail and succeed.
Traveling the world and food is absolutely an amazing experience one has in life. Last night we experienced amazing Syrian food prepared for us…… can I say my mouth was BLESSED
I captured this image while in Florence Italy…, you will be forever in my heart
One of my favorite images I captured while traveling through Europe.
Before I entered the world of photography, I realize I rarely slowed down long enough to appreciate the beauty around me, this is why I love getting into photography, you slow down and see the world around you. People, places and things start to take on another world to you and I’m finding that I’m actually connecting to my community and the people around me in ways I never have before. Photographing the beauty of what nature gives us is so rewarding. I love the lines, textures and range of colors nature gives us in her works of art.
It’s my goal in my photography to document people, places and nature, letting my camera capture what I see because I believe documenting what I see is in someway preserving a time in history. The above image I feel I’ve capture the beauty of the rose in its glory, because soon it will die and I will soon forget just how beautiful it was. Life in any form is so fragile and can be gone in a moment, memories fade and we wish we had something to remember what is close to us, so document what you see and hold on to your memories .