IMG_2495.JPG
 

HELLO + THANKS FOR FINDING ME HERE.

FOR AS LONG AS I CAN REMEMBER, MAKING ART HAS BEEN ESSENTIAL TO MY BEING. i never imagined a time when i wouldn't create. IT IS IN MY SOUL + FEEDS MY SPIRIT like NOTHING ELSE.

more then ten years ago, my two-week old son died. i never could have imagined the pain + sorrow that was attached to his loss. my world grew dark and all of the beauty that i had believed in was gone. i had also died — and for a long time i watched the world go by without living in it. i worked hard at coping with my grief. i cried a million, billion tears + i decided that i couldn't allow anything inside of me that wasn't truly beautiful. the crevasses were too deep + to fill them with anything else would just be more ugliness in the dark. i picked up my camera. and where my own eyes had failed me — i began to see beauty through my lens. so i kept shooting + capturing those moments that were themselves, full of beauty. and wonder. and joy. my camera had become part of me — had grown into me. my fiber. my being. i was creating. i was breathing. and i was living. 

my love for creating is stronger than ever. i am in constant search of wonder + beauty and have found that it is not difficult to find, if you just quiet yourself long enough to see it. i recently had a dear friend tell me that she wanted to see the world the way i do. imagine that. these words are some of the most meaningful ever spoken to me. hearing them made me realize that i truly have arrived at the place i had fought for so long to be. i will never stop seeking. i want to tell the stories that i find — far + near. foreign + familiar. i will capture as much of the wonder + beauty as i possibly can. i know, it is just too important not too.

{I LIVE IN SEATTLE, WASHINGTON WITH my husband and our (3) children. i am an artist + a creative. i photograph. i photograph anything that speaks to me — anything that makes me stop to look longer. i am a lover of light. i am a traveler + adventurer and have seen many amazingly, wonderous places around the world. i crave water + it's healing presence. i am a purveyor of words and how they link together to form thoughts + feelings. holding hands is my favorite + laughter — well, i do not take it for granted. ever. quiet is my love language, but don't ever mistake that for complacency. i value kindness, sincerity + vulnerability over almost anything. my lovEs are my treasure.}

xo. c

 

if you are interested in learning more about booking a story-telling session with me, my workshops or my fine art work, please contact me at the link below.