The past two months have been wonderful for my creativity. I always seem to fall into a bit of a winter rut! Recently, Clickin Moms put out a challenge to illustrate the word ‘new’ – I didn’t realize that such a short and simple word could get my creativity flowing. I went on a two hour adventure through one of my favourite Sooke parks… it’s a favourite because it’s the least populated. Most of the time, I like to photograph in isolation, not only to limit distractions, but also so I don’t look like a crazy person crouched down, swaying back and forth trying to get the perfect focus on a macro shot! Anyway, the word led to an adventure which led to my favourite personal work to date. I’ll post a blog for these images soon!
My photograph in the April blog post uses colour and lines to tell the story of this new tree bud and the journey it’s looking forward to as we head into spring.
Back in February, I asked my Facebook followers to choose between a black and white or a colour version of a photograph of Monty. I submitted the photograph to be featured in March… and it was selected! I am so honoured to have images featured on, by far, my favourite photography blog. This post is all about emotion. Monty, my Border Collie/Australian Shepherd cross, is the most emotional dog I know! He was a perfect fit, especially on this day. He broke his foot last year and has had difficulty fully recovering. He spent months unable to go for short walks or runs. For a 4 year old hyper dog, this was very challenging for him! He healed up, and then almost 1 year from his injury, he started limping after playing in the yard. Obviously sad, little Monty spent the rest of the week resting on my bed.