So this summer has been strange - we have a lot of change in our lives. Both our boys are out of the country currently both in New Zealand - their other home, and mine. They are both more or less onto living their dreams and lives. I don't see them being full time at home for a while now, if ever again. This has been a struggle to adjust to. In some ways its been great to have so much freedom - but at the same time so disorientating and sad that the years suddenly seem to have gone so fast. And to be honest I just downright miss them.
We have decided to downsize our lives - the house in Missoula is for sale and we will see what unfolds. Our dreams are many but then we have reality. So all in all this has led to a summer of soul searching and introspection. I have been thinking, reading and setting my eyes on the future. I have applied and I am thrilled to say been accepted into Maine Media College to begin my MFA in November. I am excited to have a three year conversation with myself and my art. I look forward to being challenged, pushed, learning, failing, trying harder and growing in both my art and personal journey. I will still take a limited number of client sessions but I am more and more drawn to introspection and fine art pieces, with depth and meaning right now. I love clients who get that and we do that in their sessions! Watch for Ryan's senior pictures.
These two images I tried to create last night - total failure.... not helped by the next house over having a dock full of people wondering what the hell I was up to... So i got up at dawn and tried again - with better luck. Inspired and thankful for my friend Brooke Shaden and her unique perspective on the world and her gift of sharing it with us all. I have been thinking and finding deep soul peace this summer and tried to depict this here. I am signed up for Brooke's new 15 day challenge
which starts August 1. Go check it out and join the creative journey!
For now I leave you with my two images from the most beautiful peaceful sunrise, on the calm still waters of Flathead lake. Happy Birthday Steph - your day began gorgeous just like you!