My childhood friend sees things. Things that most everyone else doesn’t. If someone would have told me that Liz would grow up and use a power saw, I would have laughed with every bit of my being. My memories of her are of ribbons and bows, solos at the music festivals, and oddly enough, calligraphy.
Her first carving class was back in 1993. Where she is now, is self-employed and doing what she loves, everyday! Her art is something to be seen, and I was lucky enough to watch as she worked her magic on a piece of birch wood, and released the old man that lived inside.
Images 3 and 4 were submitted to Our 52 Lifestyle project with the theme Free. Anyone wanting to see more images from this group, head over here to the super talented Coleen Hodges’s website. She posts a selection of images from each week’s theme, and they are all incredible.
For more of Liz’s work, head over here
What am I afraid of?
I’m terrified of having my photo taken. I’m awkward, not confident and don’t know where to hide.
When I draw, I see things differently. I am more aware of angles, composition, and light, and the same goes for when I pick up my camera. This flows over to being more aware of everything that is going on around you. It’s easy to close yourself in, and focus only on what is immediately in front of you. Another reason why it’s good to do projects, it makes you open your eyes to the wonders that life has to offer.
If you want light
To come into your life
You have to stand
Where it is shining
And I promise you this:
No matter who comes in to your life,
I will love you more than any of them.