Welcome to my studio.
Some of my favorite creative memories from college were Friday nights, where we would bounce from open house to open house, touring lofts, shops, warehouses, and galleries as part of the monthly Kalamazoo Art Hop. I always loved the studio spaces the best, the place where an artist dreams and plays, the place where an artist becomes who they are becoming. Looking back, I'm very grateful for the artists who have let me in to view their works in progress, to share their creative process.
I intend to use this internet space for an open house into my photography and writing studio, a place to share my works in progress. They won't be perfect, but at times maybe they will be perfectly imperfect. They may grow into something bigger, or they may already be enough, simply where they are.
This is a place to dream and play. This is my mood board. This is my studio. I make mistakes. I make play. I make space.
All are welcome here.
"Courage is the measure of our heartfelt participation with life, with another, with a community, a work; a future. To be courageous is not necessarily to go anywhere or do anything except to make conscious those things we already feel deeply and then to live through the unending vulnerabilities of those consequences. To be courageous is to seat our feelings deeply in the body and in the world: to live up to and into the necessities of relationships that often already exist, with things we find we already care deeply about: with a person, a future, a possibility in society, or with an unknown that begs us on and always has begged us on. Courage is what love looks like when tested by the simple everyday necessities of being alive."
-David Whyte, Consolations