Being Bold in the New Year!

Be Bold! How can you go wrong when you dive into that scary place where you get butterflies and know that it could go so incredibly wrong, but it feels so incredibly right?

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Clear Away The Clutter…

Well you can and It’s scary to do something new, take on some level of risk, put yourself out there, maybe put a hedge in there for a little comfort, but in the end, its still a risk, a bold step, a thrilling but scary one. Recently in my Level 14 Critique in The Arcanum, I submitted this black and white minimalistic winter scene shot above. I had no idea how it would go over. It was a tad frightening because I thought it could go either way, really bad or good. I didn’t know. I did like it though and it was something I would normally not have done, but it was something risky to put out there in the world, at least for me. 🙂 I know this is not as risky as quitting your job to follow your dreams, so its all relative. 😉

The photo went over well!!, I think haha. I had some things to clean up, dust spots and detritus and such. 🙂 But it seems my bold move paid off and my mentor, A.D. Wheeler, really liked it! Even gave me a 3! (the scale is from 0-3 points).

Something else that was relatively nerve-wracking but really fun at the same time was being picked to represent my cohort on The Creation Wars! I told them it must have been a mistake (I swear they all had too much spiked egg nog or creation war wine) hehe 🙂 You can actually watch it at this link below if you want! It was posted publicly so I think I am okay sharing it. It’s a show where every Monday night, different Masters in the Arcanum bring one Apprentice’s photo each week to compete for the win. There is also some wine and shenanigans involved! 🙂

Since my poor camera is currently in the shop being repaired, I don’t have much new material to share at the moment, but I will share something non-photo related since I am going to go Internet-Lite over the Holidays!

My biggest New Year’s resolution:

It’s to be BOLD in the new year. To take more risks, say yes more, to be fearless, and to live an out of the ordinary year. Who wants to be normal anyways, its just another term for “average” 🙂

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays All!

And a big mushy grateful thank you to everyone who has been a part of my life this year and made it a great one, especially my Arcanum family (and my real family (and friends!) of course too! haha). All of you are amazing! Love you guys!

Mush out. 🙂

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Sculpted by Nature


Water is Fascinating. Beautiful. Reflective. Deadly. Saving. It can take the form of a vast ocean miles wide or a tiny tide pool that stretches only a few inches. It can change the face of this earth as it has incredibly done over the years. It can sculpt art. In this case, it can sculpt rocks into art. These beautiful curves you see above in the bottom of the photograph are natural water-made. This place is called the Sculptured Rocks (New Hampshire) and this shot only captures a small piece of it. To get to the bigger sculptured rocks required more time than I had to shoot so that only leaves me to put it on my list of locations to return to! 🙂

Have you spotted the polar bear yet? If not, take a second look at the photo above! 🙂

The Sculptured Rocks are right near Newfound Lake, which is one of the most beautiful Lakes I’ve seen. My mom would spend her summers here as a kid, and I can see why my grandfather chose this lake to come to. It’s a calm place, but I am talking about it of course in the winter/off-season when I went to see it a few weeks ago. There is a stillness to the water that clears all of the noise away and you slip into a sense of peace. Mountains, or rather large hills, surround the Lake, also creating a sense of smallness standing on the shores. We also had quite the sunset that day…

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