Just recently after becoming inspired by Courtney, the owner and creator of Click It up a Notch, I decided to do this second 365 photography project.
I began my first 365 project in 2009 at the age of 49 right after I discovered my love of photography. I have taken a break from photography because since then my world has been turned upside down and then back up again. I won’t go into the sordid details but all I can say is that through it all God has been faithful. I don’t want to waste any gifts that He has given to me, so therefore, I must practice and study in order to Honor Him.
I have so much to learn about photography and I’m hoping this project will take me further in my journey. I almost don’t want to tell you this but if you’d like to see how far I’ve come since my first blog you can click here. Whenever I look back at those photos I always think, “Wow, did I really think that photo was good?” But it’s good to compare yourself to yourself and not to compare yourself to others. Here is a quote from Courtney at Cick It Up a Notch that has inspired me and given me so much confidence.
“There is no one, and I mean absolutely NO ONE, that can create photographs the way you do.
Even if you try to copy every element employed by another photographer, a little piece of you is always there. Instead of trying to mold yourself into someone else, embrace what YOU bring to the table with your unique talents, perspectives and life experiences. There is no one in the world that has EVER lived life the way you have. Think about that for a few minutes. In all the history of ALL OF THE WORLD, there has never been anyone exactly like you. That is amazing. Bring that to bear on your photographs. Show the world how and what you see.”
~ Courtney Slazinik
I hope you enjoy following my progress. I’m so glad you stopped by and please feel free to comment before you leave.
NOTE: If you’re wondering why the title of this blog is “Thursday’s Grace”…… I was born on a Thursday back in 1960 and was immediately adopted by a wonderful christian couple from a family with abuse at it’s center. I always knew I was adopted but had never heard the story until I was 39. God’s grace has been present in my life consistantly since birth and I am filled with gratefulness.
This blog is dedicated to Shirley.