I have just put my first little book out there into the world!
I started the book back in Greece when I had a “studio” space with a view and free wifi as long as I bought a glass of wine and a few nibbles. (OK, yes it was a bar on the beach!) Most evenings I would sit there screening Instagram photos and figuring out how to bring them together.
Gradually, the story of what got me here and why the creative path is an exciting choice for any one to make, began to emerge. It became a celebration of beginning on that path, continuing, stumbling and beginning again. A process of phases and seasons, challenges and triumphs.
The book also follows the year in Ireland and how the seasonal cycles reflect in our work. Over time and with a couple of sample drafts in the post from Blurb, the tweaking and editing finally had to stop; the hardest part of all. I called it “Seek light, embrace shade, live colour” which sums up both my photographic aspirations and my take on life!
For two weeks now I have been laid up with flu and bronchitis and for some reason butterflies have been appearing around me as if from nowhere. One landed on my wooly jumper and looked up at me. That little face gave me more support than any mentor could. Because every step along the creative path requires steadfast courage, a whole lot of it and I realised that’s what the little book is all about…..
So there will be no fancy launch. Just a gentle breeze to carry the this little book or download to you, where ever you are.
I would love you to have a peek at the preview of the book here and may it be a companion to you on your creative path wherever it may be taking you!