September 17, 2011

The Lion is Sleeping in All of Us

One of the last images I captured in Iceland
As I approach the first anniversary of my ah-ha moment, I am looking back on what has changed in my life. Long ago I made a goal for myself; I desired to travel, teach and photograph. I wanted to travel the world and understand more about the world we live in. When teaching I wanted to motivate, inspire and show what is photographically possible ( little did I know it would be with the iPhone.) While photographing I wanted to I capture things that I am drawn to - beautiful landscapes to rusty vehicles.

Now that most of my current goals are fulfilled, I am looking toward different goals. Once again creating a new path, hopefully a broader one.

While creating this image, I was watching a moving interview by Chris Jarvis about photographer, Chris Jordon, and his incredible photographic projects. I wondered if I dare to dream that big. Do I even consider taking on a project that may change the world somehow?

Then I thought: Is it ironic that I am processing an image of a sleeping lion? Is there a sleeping lion in me? The answer I believe is yes. I don't know what or how it will manifest itself but I do know that I have new goals to make.

I had no idea a year ago that I would be teaching how to use apps to create beautiful art and motivating and inspiring so many to do so. Just as I have no idea what life has in store for me in the coming year. However, I do know that because I have found something I am passionate about wonderful changes will continue to happen!

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1 comment:

  1. A million poets
    Screamin' out their words
    To a world full of people
    Just livin' to be heard
    Future generations
    Ridin' on the highways that we built

    I hope they have better understanding

    Check it out
    Goin' to work on Monday
    Check it out
    Got yourself a family
    Check it out
    All utility bills have been paid
    You can't tell your best buddy that you love him
    So check it out
    Where does our time go
    Check it out
    Got a brand new house in escrow
    Check it out

    Sleepin' with your back to your loved one

    This is all that we've learned about happiness

    Check it out
    Forgot to say hello to my neighbors
    Check it out
    Sometimes I question my own behavior
    Check it out

    Talkin' about the girls that we've seen on the sly

    Just to tell our souls that we're still the young lions
    C
    So check it out
    G
    Gettin' too drunk on Saturdays
    Check it out
    Playin football with the kids on Sundays
    Check it out
    Soarin' with eagles all week long

    And this is all that we've learned about living
    This is all that we've learned about living

    A million your poets
    Screamin' out their words
    Maybe someday
    Those words will be heard
    By future generations
    Ridin' on the highways that we built
    Maybe they'll have a better understanding
    Check it out
    Hope they'll have a better understanding
    Check it out
    Maybe they'll have a better understanding
    Check it out
    Maybe they'll have a better understanding
    Check it out
    Hope they will have a better understanding

    Mellencamp

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