Glitter in the Dirt: Life is Art
Friday - 5:00 pm
My kids led me to photography. Before them, I found other ways to express and understand and create. I’ve always had an unquiet mind. Feelings flood me. Worry floods me. LOVE floods me. And there is a need to make sense of that flood. To give it shape. Writing, music, came first. But I know memory is fluid and erratic and prone to gaps and fog and storms. So I needed to see their faces. I needed to see their ways. I wanted that to be forever.
I really started when my son was about one and a half. He just turned seven, so five and a half years, I’ve been making pictures. They started as portraits and became metaphors. Mixed with words. Trying to be truth.
In five years, I want to be pushing myself. Taking gutsy pictures. Taking risks. Being brave. Being bigger in life. I hope to mend some of the broken things that my kids and I are facing now. To feel more secure in everything ELSE, so that I can focus more energy into my creative work. And my dream in life, the big one, is to have a book published. Words and images. And just words too.
I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT
People. The people I love. When I love you, I love you forever. Connection is magic. It is my fuel. I’m an empath, so it can be a LOT. But overwhelmingly beautiful that we can share in our most vulnerable things, and that those things transform because of it. And music. And books. Thank goodness for my rich inner life. The rage against the dark. Being outside. My panacea. The divine. It changes everything.
CRAZIEST THING I'VE DONE IN THE NAME OF LOVE
Is give it up. Heartbreaking and true. And then as parents, the craziest thing we do is give ourselves up. But really that’s the sanest thing in this world.
IF I COULD JOIN ANY MUSIC GROUP IT WOULD BE
The Grateful Dead. Joy fills my veins just thinking about it. If I could have my late brother with me, and my kids, that would be my definition of Heaven.