The past two years during the Covid19 pandemic, my photography studio was closed for most of that time and when I did re-open my schedule, it was only with very limited availability for existing clients. The blessing of more time allowed me to refocus on creating more art. I was intentional about setting aside time to create and connect virtually with other artists. I challenged myself to try new mediums and techniques pushing myself to grow as an artist. When I look back at how many pieces of completed art I made over the past two years, it just makes me happy, really happy! This is what has brought about my shift in focus. I have decided to only take very limited bookings for photography so that I can continue to focus on creating more art.
Although a challenging time for many, our family focused on finding the silver lining. We had a unique opportunity to spend so much more time with our teenage daughters which really allowed all of us to enjoy a much slower version of life together before our oldest headed off to college and our youngest entered high school. Navigating zoom meetings and online school with wifi that reminded me of dial-up (if you know, you know) was challenging; however, slow dinners gathered around the table talking, laughing and enjoying each other's company will forever be my favorite memories.