How This Journey Started

I like beauty. I'm not one for knick-knacks laying around the house but I do appreciate beautiful and nifty things. I wish I was an interior decorator. I wish I knew how to arrange flowers artistically in stead of just throwing them in a vase. I wish I could draw or paint. I always wanted to be an artist. I had a few water color painting lessons when I was ten years old. But I am an artist - a performance artist. I play piano and I sing. God didn't grant my desire to be a concert pianist but I am so thankful for my intense musical training all the way from childhood up to my college years. God called me to be a wife and mom and I am so privileged to fulfill those roles. I love being at home with my children.

I remember the very first time we had our digital camera in 2001 right after our first child was born. We went crazy with all the things that "little" machine could do. My husband had photography classes when he was in high school so he showed me some tricks. We owned two more compact digital cameras after that first one and then we purchased our DSLR in 2006. It came with two lenses for the price of just the body! I was IN LOVE. I fell in love with photography. I wanted to learn more. I wanted to understand aperture and shutter speed and all that. It wasn't until just a few months ago that I started really reading more about photography and understanding the marriage between shutter speed and aperture. I was addicted! I started finding ways to practice and found photo challenges and photo hunts done by photo bloggers. I was HOOKED! So begins my photography journal.

I am not a pro although I'm open to the idea of becoming one in the future, probably when my kids are grown and off to college. That's going to be awhile. For now, I am just happy to be snapping away with my camera and invite stares from people in this area where I live. Ha! I don't care anymore if I get stared at. I am a shutter bug!

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