this project

what this project means to me....

“We must create what we most need to find.”  -Sabrina Ward Harrison

What I most needed to find this year was me.  And that is what prompted this journey of self discovery through poetry and portraiture.  I turned the camera on myself in hopes of discovering my true nature, the things that made my heart sing and how I coped with what life threw my way.  In between all those things I found beauty, honesty, and truth.  I found my voice.

In the end, looking back, this is the greatest gift I could ever give.  And not just to myself, but to all who take a moment to read and look and peer into this book.  It is a gift to my husband.  A gift to my mother.  A gift to my friends; the ones who really know me and the ones I’ve just made.  A gift to those I’ve formed a bond with in the wonderful online creative world.  A gift to those who love poetry.  A gift to those who enjoy portraits.  A gift to those who need some inspiration, or just the knowledge that someone out there feels the same way they do.  A gift to those starting out on their own journey.  A gift to you.

Thank you for picking up this book of mine… my heart on paper.  I hope you find a little of yourself among these pages.  May it be a little part of your own journey.