“Make what you most need to find”
Since my Summer amongst the flowers I’ve taken a break from looking for work and started to explore being more creative. I made a new website for my photography and joined Instagram. I submitted work to a gallery and it won me a shared exhibition next year – they are even putting my winning photograph on the front of their January magazine.
The thing that’s occurred to me is I want to live the life I want to photograph. I don’t know if that makes sense to anyone else but me ..
A life lived slowly, in calm, in stillness, in the small details. I’m not in a position to move house but I can make more of where and how I live – even something as small as buying a lovely table and chair so I can sit and eat a homemade meal infront of the window that overlooks the garden. Light a candle, use good crockery and glassware, take time. In moments of frustration my mantra was I just want to grow roses, raise chickens and bake cakes so maybe it’s time now to do these things. Find stillness, make art. Plant more roses!!
Slow living may not be for everyone, it may take getting to a certain age before you think stuff it I’ve earned the right to live a more considered existence, it may take the loss of contemporaries as a reminder life’s short. I’ve realised I no longer need a big life just something small, cosy and flower filled will do. Something that would hopefully make a nice piece of art ..