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Be Still - Fifty Two - a year of still-life inspiration.

Be Still Manifesto

I believe ….. there’s bits of lovely everywhere….stop, PAUSE... look...see...
Shadow, light.... lines and cracks...the weathered, the worn....tattered, torn....
Life is messy.........ups, downs... ins .... outs....
Amongst it all... there's beauty ...just waiting to be found. 

Still life ……

finding pretty pieces… perfectly imperfects…. placing them close and making pretty pictures.... 
the pause, the quiet, the taking time….. a long cleansing breath……a daily practice.

Still life photography has always been close to my heart, but it means much more to me now

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Why…. Be Still - Fifty Two?

On May 22, 2013 my husband, John was diagnosed with Leukaemia….Overnight, our world was transformed. We were forced to leave our quiet life… and move to the city, 3 hours away for treatment.. 

No warning…no preparation…. from quiet to chaos overnight.

8 months later…..we found our way home …. sigh of relief….. 

Our home, our beautiful things…. this studio…all still here… Yet life is so different. The peaceful days ….. gone….. (for now). 
John is home on his way to recovery ….. life is messy…. Doctors appointments, blood tests, bills, catching up,unknowns…… so much to hold onto….. 

As an artist and an introvert….Quiet fills me up….. inspires…..keeps me creating……I NEED it.

It’s in quiet….. that ideas flow…..

When I stop…pause…breathe…create…. life feels possible….. hope-filled…. inspired.
When I get caught in the rush…the stress…the worry….. the ‘noise’….
the days …can feel.... almost impossible…… 

And so…. I’m on a quest to make quiet amongst this chaos….. 
Dreaming pretty pictures, setting up stills, writing out wishes…..finding peace….. Slowly reclaiming a life that once was….. or perhaps a new life…. that’s even more meaningful….

Be Still - fifty two is a year long journey……. centered around still life photography…… but much more…..than that….. 

I will share my 'still-life' journey, in life and photography….. 

Camera tips, processing tutorials, inspirational stories…….prop talk, fun tips…. live chats… challenges, community, encouragement….GROWTH…. 

My wish…. 

This class will inspire us all…. to pause…take time…slow down…. capture quiet amongst the chaos…….perfectly imperfect….

GROWing as artists....as we go.

If you thrive on chaos…. Don’t let it fool you….quiet feeds the soul.

It’s in solitude …. that inspiration awaits.

In the words of writer/poet Sandburg…..

'One of the greatest necessities in America is to discover creative solitude.'


In silence…stillness…solitude…… you can hear your thoughts…. reach within…. find your focus… your art…. your inspiration….. your STILL life.

Class Outline

52 lessons... once a week over the course of a year...with a 3 week pause for refueling..... 

The lessons will be posted each Wednesday, in the private classroom.....

Pop in at your convenience to check out the content....It will be there... 24/7... connect with the community .... sharing your thoughts, your inspiration, your images......as little or as much as you are comfortable.

Content will vary from week to week.... from photography tips, processing tricks, shoot styling, photo challenges, prop talk, finding quiet, inspiring thoughts, and reflections of a still-life artist. 

You will need - a camera, a computer, a solid Internet connection, a notebook/journal and processing software. (Lightroom and Photoshop/Elements is recommended)

I will be teaching in Lightroom with several visits to photoshop for added type, texture and the little extras..... 

If you do not have Lightroom you could still use the processing ideas as inspiration. My goal is to inspire you to take time to make your OWN art.... So it is possible to edit your images independently. However, please know that I will be teaching the main processing in Lightroom and using PS/Elements for extra touches such as type and texture only.

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Class begins May 14th.

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