The reasons behind creating a piece of art vary from time to time. Sometimes it’s to stifle a creative itch. Sometimes its the cure for boredom. At times, it’s simply to experiment with a new flower or design. And at times, it’s just for beauty’s sake.
During the slow winter months, dreams of miraculous blooms dance in my mind. I long to touch petals and play with the green of leaves. I eagerly wait in anticipation for that first little pop of chartreuse to appear on the grey trees. And I always forget how overcome with busyness I was in the previous summer season.
There was a moment of quiet last winter. A moment when I was asked to contribute to a glamour shoot happening at Kellie Hetler’s studio. She has the biggest heart and was seeking to pay it forward, offering a free glamour session, complete with hair and makeup, to a few deserving women. We also brought in a bridal model to stand in front of a simple backdrop I fashioned with a few winter vines.
I met some really amazing women, all with their own stories to tell that day. It just reminds one of how precious life is, how unique we all are. And how we should never take life for granted.
Have a safe & warm weekend!!