I was fortunate to be driving down the highway early yesterday morning as I witnessed this beautiful sunrise. I had my camera with me because I was on my way to my daughter and son-in-laws house to help with food preparation and my new grandson. It was his baptism day! I actually stopped the car twice on the highway to capture this sunrise. It was a very chilly morning and over every body of water or swampy area there was, had this heavy mist/fog hanging low to the ground. What a beautiful sight on such a meaningful day!
When I take time to see a moment as this, I can't help but be thankful for everything good! How can you not see the beauty in the world. Here are a few helpful examples for you to capture your own moments of beauty: reflect on your family, a special friend, the changing colors of the season, your trusting pet, the sound of a bird or trickling water, or something as simple as "pure" quiet and peace at the edge of a lake or even in your home. I challenge you to reflect for just a moment today to find that moment of beauty. Be thankful for that!
The nature of life is change, a slice of time which is unique from the moment I capture it. I try and stay tuned into the presence of each moment, so I am able to see the beauty that surrounds me. Even though beauty is subjective, it is something I recognize unmistakably and immediately. Beauty has the ability to inspire me. What is the purpose of art if not to inspire and conjure emotions and ideas, whatever they may be? From a single photograph, a single vision or impression, my art charts its own course to canvas and sculpture. I hope to help those who view my art to feel connected to nature. Perhaps it will not always be obvious, but my goal is to have the viewer see in a new way and feel a new appreciation for what is around us.