Friday, July 12, 2013

Going Somewhere

Classic New York from the Mandarin Oriental uptown. 
You know that feeling that you get when you know that you're going some place but you're not sure where?  I've got a variation of that.   The last few months have been about growth and change.  This year has completely thrown me and my family for a loop.  Professionally there has been a lot going on with some exciting shows and contests and sales but I certainly haven't been creating the new work that I'm yearning to create.  The second half of the year is going to be about that creation and there have been a lot of ideas percolating - I think I've got my little son to thank for that.  Feeling him growing and (constantly) moving has been such a joy and I'm eager to get back out there and make more art.  My daughter has also been an enormous source of inspiration as I've been watching her change so much and really evolve into this incredible person.  Her sense of adventure and fearlessness both frightens and excites me.  There is nothing this little girl won't try (except maybe a banana and a strawberry - seriously, what kid doesn't like bananas and strawberries?)

I'm always thinking about ways that I can teach her new things and we're constantly learning together but the most remarkable thing has been learning from my child.  She has taught me more about who I am and who I want to be in three years than I ever thought possible.  And now with another on the way I feel like this curve has gone off the chart. 

There hasn't been time for much else aside from work and taking care of my family in the last few weeks so the blog has of course slowed down.  I really do love this space so much and it's helped me to grow as a person and artist and introduced me to so many incredible people so I'm hoping to be able to get back to it more regularly soon.  In the meantime, I'm spending the next few quiet weeks before the baby arrives with my little family, taking long walks around the city and enjoying the summer (which has been pretty amazing so far). 

While I'm away you can always check my archives.  Here are a few of my favorite posts from the last few months.  Also, if you'd like, you can vote for me in the Circle of Moms Top 25 Photography Mom blogs where I am nominated for the 3rd year in a row!  Thanks for your support and see you soon!

How to stop complaining
Making art with your kids
I record memories
Ideas for what to do with your photos
Pinhole Press storybook
An afternoon at Eataly
From the past to the future
My favorite photography apps for iPhone part II
5 tips for capturing emotion in your photos
Orly Genger at Madison Square Park
3 easy tips for shooting architecture
An instagram photo book 
Happy birthdays 
Are there too many images? 
Inspiration from my favorite photographers
How to improve your photography
Statue watching

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