No artist is pleased… There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive…….
Photoblogging has brought me deep into the world of light and mystery, ordinary everyday beauty, friendship across the world and back on a path to writing. It’s been every week now for almost 5 years.
This year was my fourth to be in the final of the annual Irish Blog Awards. Each time it has sent me on a bit of a wobble, something that I don’t enjoy. Don’t get me wrong, I love sharing what I create with you. But judging and competing? It reminds me too much of waiting outside the door of the Oral Irish Exam in the Leaving Cert; sets my poor nerves on edge!
Building a space to be creative is why I blog. I get to own and nurture my own artistic apprenticeship. I can share with you out of love and vocation, and still be the one who benefits most of all from the whole process. I gain the satisfaction, connection, learning, progression and pleasure from the work I do. I can barely even call what I do here work, it’s actually a lot more like play.….
So I did in fact win the Silver Award for photography in the Blog Awards. Thank you to all of you who supported and voted for me through the early stages and those who judged and organised the event.
And a special shout out to all the finalists, nominees, and bloggers everywhere who are part of this creative Irish Blogging Community doing what “keeps us marching and makes us more alive”.
Diana Studer says
Good to see you in Jen's new Rural magazine too.
Thanks Diana, wow you are quick off the mark. Isn't Jen's production excellent! Thank you for all your support you are an internet whizz…..
Congratulations Catherine! Well deserved!
Happy Photographing and Happy Writing!
Thank you Tatanya……I'm chuffed! Have a lovely weekend!
Beautiful! And congratulations! It's well deserved – your blog is so very lovely.
Thanks Indie! It is a labour of love. Thank you so much for your visits here and for all your support:~))
Annie Cholewa says
Congratulations once again Catherine, so richly deserved x
Thanks Annie, I appreciate so much our connection on this weird and wonderful blogging journey x
Lovely pics Catherine and well done on silver again. Well deserved �✨
Thanks Paula! It was very very competitive. Commiserations, but really it was pretty amazing to be in the final after they had 4,000 nominations!! Well done you too :~)
Gorgeous moody images. Love the mist. Have a great day.
Thank you Karin! Yes the mist is definitely the photographer's friend:~)
Jane Hoehoegrow says
Congratulations and well deserved. My first visit to your blog and I loved your photos!
Thank you Jane, I'm delighted you made a visit, you are welcome back any time:~))
John Ivory says
Congratulations Catherine. I always enjoying seeing your photographs.
Thank you John, it's been lovely to have support from people like yourself, greetings from a rainy day in Waterford:~)
Gotham Girl says
Congrats! Your words and images are always filled with inspiration! Well deserved!
Thank you Robin, I love how our paths continually criss-cross along the way…..and how we each value our freedom to create so much:~)))
It is play isn't it….our creative spots to share. I feel the same way about competition and judging, but I must say you so deserve this award my friend….the shear pleasure and joy you bring us deserves recognition Catherine! So I wish you many more awards.
Oh and I adore the color and vision of the misty morning.
Donna…..didn't like the scrutiny at all, knew you would get that!!! So I had to keep trying to remind myself that it's not about that. As you say pleasure and joy is the motivation. And Donna aren't WE the lucky ones xxx
Congratulations on the much deserved award again Catherine! You go from strength to strength and your photography and writing are always an inspiration. I just love these misty morning photos. We have been having similar recently and it is a delight to head out unsure of the 'misteries' to be found!
Thank you dear Jane x