The very next day I made the decision to move my studio which meant the following four weeks of my life were anything but simple. However, in the process of moving I did let go of a lot of "stuff" and that feels great.
So now I am back and ready to embrace again, through my actions and my photography, my quest for conscious and deliberate living.
Right before all of this happened, I began a series of images that was directly related to this quest. I found myself looking for the simplest of compositions and soothing colors.
I have tried meditation, yoga and other practices designed to slow me down and encourage mindfulness, but nothing does it for me like photography. The calm I experienced while searching out these images helped when it came time to title each one.
I even called this my "Zen Series". (All images ©2012 Dianne Poinski)
As I try to settle back down to some sort of routine, I want to remember what it felt like to make these images.
My initial reaction to having the move behind me was to "get things done". Many items on my "to-do" list were put on the back burner and now I find myself in the position of questioning those items and rating their importance. It feels like something has shifted and I don't want to rush anything right now.
Maybe it's summer that is calling to me. I don't know and I don't have to know. I just have to honor my rhythm, have no regrets and be clear and honest about how I want to do things. I believe that is harder than it sounds, but I am up for the challenge. I will keep you posted!