Sometimes an artist has to push the envelope a little. Find the light in the dark places and embrace the shadows in the brighter ones.
I’ve been taking Vivienne McMaster’s “You Are Your Own Muse” photography class online, and I have to say she is a genius.
I am finally learning to see myself.
I don’t know why, but I’ve always found it difficult to share photos of myself on my blog. I really envy and admire artists who share their own pictures so generously. It makes me feel as if I know them somehow.
That clever Vivienne! With our very first lesson she had us playing with shadows – and soon after that we were setting our cameras on the floor or leaning over to shoot ourselves from a different angle. (I would’ve used my little Nikon shooting gadget but I only found it yesterday.)
I’m beginning to feel a bit more comfortable with the idea of sharing myself. So comfortable in fact, that I am willing to show you my big feet!
I’ve had those woolen clogs for years. I reach for them when I’m cleaning, organizing, or in this case – when I need what I call “sure-footed-ness.”
Vivienne already has me seeing everything differently. Who knew I didn’t look down enough? If I did it more often, I might discover something like this …
Way down there … on the floor, beside our patio window? Can you see it all? Rugs, our Dog-Arwen, and the ends of my clog-wearing feet.
Thank you, Vivienne. I’m finally learning to see myself – I really am.
Deb Trotter ~ Cowboy’s Sweetheart Artist