Saturday, March 19, 2011

the book

it is with great excitement (and a little bit of nervousness) that i announce my 52weeks book is finished and AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE*!!

for those of you new to the blog, let me explain a little about this.  for all of the year 2010 i took a self-portrait and wrote a poem each week.  along the way i shared each picture and poem on my 52weeks blog.  my goal was to eventually turn it into a book to share with everyone, and i have accomplished my goal!!

would you like to see a sneak peek??

"We must create what we most need to find."  -sabrina ward harrison

What I most needed to find this year was me.  And that is what prompted this journey of self-discovery through poetry and portraiture.  I turned the camera on myself in hopes of discovering my true nature, the things that made my heart sing and how I coped with what life threw my way.  In between all those things I found beauty, honesty, and truth.  I found my voice.

In the end, looking back, this is the greatest gift I could ever give.  And not just to myself, but to all who take a moment to read and look and peer into this book.  It is a gift to my husband.  A gift to my mother.  A gift to my friends; the ones who really know me and the ones I've just made.  A gift to those I've formed a bond with in the wonderful online creative world.  A gift to those who love poetry.  A gift to those who enjoy portraits.  A gift to those who need some inspiration, or just the knowledge that someone out there feels the same way they do.  A gift to those starting out on their own.

My book is now available for purchase.  This is my heart on paper.  I hope you find a little  of yourself among the pages.  May it be a little part of your own journey.

*sorry, i didn't mean to yell at you (caps lock).  im just so darn excited!!

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