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Life in Focus – Perseverance

by Kay~Kacey on 3/27/2010


Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. ~ Marie Curie

I’ve always loved creative, artistic things. Dabbled in pin and ink drawings, I knit, I learned to weave but rarely do. I can spin a skein of yarn. I can bake a loaf of bread or bake a pie to compete with the best of them. I write. I blog. But this love of photography? That, THAT seems to be my true passion. It sings to me and haunts me and its siren call begs me to pick up my camera and go out and capture the world.

I work so hard, and constantly, at learning more about photography. Trying things. Experimenting. Trying some more. I read about it. Google about it. Join photography forums. I am wrapped in photography and I am very happy.

I regret it took me so long to really take up photography again after learning it right after college. I love sharing my photos with you, my friends. So share with me some of your gifts or talents. When did you discover them? Have you always known you had them?

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Di March 27, 2010 at 7:20 am

I think I have always, well… at least for 40 years, had a talent for photography but other things in life got in the way of it. Now that I’m older I am lazy about truly learning all about it. I dabble in it but my energy level has waned so I don’t read about photography or attend classes on it. Just lazy.

Dru March 27, 2010 at 8:18 am

I love to quilt. It’s not perfect, but I love taking fabric and creating something that a person will hang on a wall, drape over a couch, lay on a bed or place over their legs. I’ve always been creative making jewelry in high school, making a mask in art class, taking a water color painting class one summer and building a computer from scratch. I started quilting when I was laid off 7 years ago and despite not being able to consistently sew a straight line, that imperfection makes my quilts unique. Quilting is the only hobby that I stayed with and still enjoy.

Kate March 27, 2010 at 9:25 am

I like making things visually pleasing. I have an interest in photography but it doesn’t equal to yours. I don’t have the drive that you do. Wish I did, however.

JC March 28, 2010 at 6:26 pm

I love running and I love sharing that passion with the young people that I coach. I love watching a young person with no confidence or identity develop and blossom as a runner and an individual. There is no greater pleasure than teaching them that hard work and dedication has it’s rewards. Some of the kids have been gang bangers and druggies and they see a different way of life and someone who cares about them, it feels so good to make a difference in their lives. All through running.

Kacey March 28, 2010 at 6:39 pm

Dru!! I checked out your quilts, they are amazing!! I used to quilt some. I’ve made quilts for the boys. I just don’t seem to have the time for it anymore.

JC–that is so cool that you teach these kids and watch them bloom. That is a really great talent to have and share.

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