Believe the Universe has your back. Act like there is enough to go around. There is unlimited potential for happiness, joy, and uncommon unexpected surprises. Anything can happen. Everything is possible….Tess Marshall
While I am writing these application letters to you, I am participating in the here and now as well. In the beginning I had a wee bit of a difficult time balancing the desire and drive to the goal with the PRESENT.
I felt called to participate in a collaborative effort of 7 female photographers here in the US. It is called Spirit and Bone. There is a blog running on my website for it. I hope we are able to transform it into an art show; hopefully by my own Wylde Woman Art Show. But it would be nice if it garnered enough attention to transform it into a traveling show or hosted by a specific gallery as well.
The idea behind the project was spawned by Carrie Hilgert, an artist. She felt in her own awakening that other woman were being called to Nature as a way of healing. The collaboration has some set parameters. I have done two shoots so far and have three more on the books for July. We, the photographers, act as witnesses for the women who come to us for these shoots. They are raw, and lightly edited. The idea being that we are there to document them on a portion of their journey of healing.
Every time I complete a shoot, I find that I am healed a little more as well. Feel a little more open. Long ago I chose to be a survivor rather than a victim, but this does not mean that you do not carry permanent scars from it. The numbers of women who have fallen prey to some form of sexual violence in this country is actually pretty scary.We tackle the human rights issues of women in other countries and seem to forget that we have equally high numbers in our own.
I am endlessly fascinated with relationships,for a lot of reasons. It is something however, that I have developed an incredible knack for when it comes to musicians and bands. It is a fascination I look forward to seeing when we are on tour.
*PS-Dear Reader- The only favor I ask is that you follow the story, Share if you are so inclined. Know that I am following dreams as you do.