“Beauty surrounds us.”
Many years ago I tried my hand at oil painting. The teacher was much too kind to tell me I had no talent, but I was smart enough to figure it out pretty quickly. Not being one to give up easily, I then turned to photography as my avenue for creative expression and thus began my long love affair with the art of the lens.
“Live quietly in the moment and see the beauty of all before you.”
When Liz invited me to do a guest post for her series on beauty, I immediately thought about that long-ago experience with the paintbrush. Thomas Edison once said, “I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 things that won’t work.” Once I determined oil painting wouldn’t work for me, I turned to creating my art through photography.
My interests are quite diverse. I love to travel, capturing landscapes, architecture, portraits, wildlife and tidbits of local culture wherever I see them. Truly, I see beauty wherever I look.
In the smallest details:
Or the larger view:
“There is beauty everywhere; even in the dark, there is light, and that is the rarest kind of all.”
In the smallest flower:
Or the grandest landscape:
“Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.”
In an architectural masterpiece:
Or its smallest detail:
“A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”
In the heart of a child:
Or the tired wisdom of the elders:
“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
In the glory of the sunrise:
Or the ending of a beautiful day:
“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
My sincere thanks to Liz for offering me the opportunity to share my thoughts on the beauty that surrounds us. Wishing you all a world filled with beauty, and the ability to see it.
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