Earlier this month I got to play around with some test film from Impossible USA as part of their Pioneer program, but could not share any of the shots until the official release of the film. When I learned that I was selected as one of five winners this week and featured on their blog I felt so completely honored. I am a relative late comer to the Polaroid craze because when I started shooting with vintage cameras Impossible was already doing their thing. Believe me though, I am so happy they are. Which is a good reminder that it is never to late to start!
As if this week has not been incredible enough I also experienced a moment so powerful that it literally burst my heart wide open. I was invited to the elementary school to talk about my art to each of the classrooms. The questions I received from the students were all brilliant. There were lots of questions about how I created this area and that or how long it took me to paint it but one little girl asked me if I "felt feelings when I painted." I was so struck by the fact that she really got it.
The next day after school as I was picking up my daughter a little girl ran up to me and dug into her backpack saying she had something to show me. She pulled out a large stack of paintings. All colorfully and brilliantly put together. I soon realized that she had created them all that night after hearing me talk to her class. She proudly showed me one that had circles just like mine and how her initials were in the corner just like mine too! It took awhile to sink in but after I got home I realized that is why I do what I do. I will continue to explore, to shoot photos, to make jewelry and to paint because it just may inspire someone to do something that makes their heart sing too.
I've been celebrating all the little and big moments this week. I hope you are celebrating yours too!