Location: NSW

 

ART

 

As a photographer I am not often questioning if I do or do not create art.  However, I know that as a creative I do question my own creativity and how the life in which I lead influences that. So often, my creative boundaries are pushed by those around me and that is not only in the form of photography. For example, when I look at pottery, I am caught up in the use of form to create seamless shapes that not only embrace simplicity but also on most occasions have a function.  Or a gardener who might grow his own extraordinarily meaningful food to not only cleans the soul but also inspire inner health. That is truly inspiring.  And in my mind, an artform.

Art truly is all around us, every day, in so many ways and I guess, a part of me wishes to embrace that side …just sometimes.

Its part of the reason why I am super excited to be bringing into the JinkyArt fold, the wonderfully talented and inspiring  silversmith Celia Davey  who actually inspired the above photograph of my daughter, Talia.  Cee is joining the team next week as a creative peer, and I have to say, her influence has already settled in on me.  I hope to explore my own work through the eyes of others more often, and I promise when I do, Ill share it, even if its not my norm.

So many exciting things around the corner.

And, Cee, welcome!

I can not even begin to explain to you how excited Ede was when we told her she was meeting a 12 week old lion cub from Sydney. Each day she would wake up and ask if it was “the day” they would meet,  and each day we would count the numbers down.

Ede loves animals. Adores them!

When I say she loves animals – let me explain. Right now, at this very moment, she is sitting on a blow-up blue elephant, with a rabbit ear hat on, watching “Deadly 60″…and in front of the television she has lined up some of her animals.

On the shower floor sit 20 or more tiny toy animals – all of which are like lego to walk on, and its every day that she asks me, “What is your favourite animal mum?”. To which I always reply, “My favourite animal is Ede”.

So needless to say..when we found out we had an opportunity to photograph a lion cub, immediately I thought of Ede.  I spend so much of my time photographing everyone elses children – that I just knew it was a moment for  her.  And since I am on maternity leave, what better time?

When the day finally came, she was so ready. We had been told the the cub was like a playful puppy and Ede was so ready to play.  She bonded quickly with the cub and now she has this moment forever. All within about 5 minutes.

I hope you enjoy the photographs as much as we do.

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