The optional theme for this last gathering of a year of self-portraits is: Celebration!
What comes to mind is how important hands are
how they express so many things in a discreet yet meaningful celebration
as we go about our daily lives.
Acknowledging the being of an object
or expressing a heartfelt connection with another being
expressing love and understanding.
The simple and therapeutic art of making bread
and coming back to our centre and our roots
as we put all our attention into the work at hand.
Our lives are shaped by all that we do.
Celebrating colour and creation
and the soothing movement of the hook and yarn.
a plant, a person
any living being.
embracing the experience of meeting this physical aspect of myself
knowing that this is only a part of who I am.
The essence of who we truly are cannot be seen with the eyes
but felt through the heart and soul in a place where we all connect.
Celebrating all those I have met along the way and have befriended.
Thanking Christy who has offered this space in her own life
to allow others to participate in this photographic journey.