I had the pleasure to being interviewed by Lesley Chen for Brit + CO and talk about Iceland, where to go, and what to do while visiting the beautiful land
Thank you for the interview!
Come see me at 301 E Hopkins, Aspen CO 81612
Today was a day to reflect and be thankful to every person who has helped me to want to keep working and pushing myself to achive my expectations, dreams and goals and keep challenging myself to do better, work harder and learn something new every day with the hopes of inspiring someone along the way the same way others keep inspiring me. So, Thank you all for your kindness, your love and support .
As I'm working on getting my photography workshops together I will be sending out some tips for anyone interested in photography that wants to start thinking about how to stay away from doing snap shots with their phones and take any camera and just practice and learn!
Photography advise of the day:
Think about, and create, exactly what you like.
Intimate work is what makes great art. Think about ideas and subjects that you are passionate about, and explore them!!! Create nuanced work, and don’t be afraid if people don’t understand it right away. They probably won’t at first. Particularly if you are showing your work on the Internet, people scan so quickly, and they usually respond to what pops out at them in the most obvious way. Nuanced, thoughtful, and intimate work might not catch their eye right away. Experiment with this type of work and forget about how people might react to it.
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With Sunnuhvoll breeding horses in Iceland
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
What we are waiting for is not as important as what happens to us while we are waiting. Trust the process.
It is more important to go slow and gain the lessons you need along the journey then to rush the process and arrive at your destination empty.
Working and Living every day as it comes in Iceland | Being thankful for the people who are by my side along the way.
What a privilege to spent some time with this beautiful people in this beautiful Land.
Today I spent the day at WindWalkers Equine Assisted Learning and Therapy Cente in Basalt, CO.
Watching what an animal can help to heal in the heart of a human is so powerful to see. I'm supporting this amazing organization and their great cause. Everyone there works very hard to create a peaceful and healing environment.
WindWalkers is an equine assisted learning and therapy center with a family-centered approach. Their mission is to provide a variety of equine assisted therapies to aid in the development and growth of those with challenges, be they physical, neurological, emotional, behavioral or psychological.
This is Ginger, a beautiful and sensitive horse that I happened to have a connection with.
I will leave you with my favorite quote from Gandhi:
"Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it because we don't know how many future lives we might touch in doing so...and we probably never will".
More photos coming soon.
This is the very last photo I took on my recent trip to Iceland leaving a farm where I was photographing some older horses. I'm enjoying a few days of tranquility in Colorado, watching the beautiful spring while nature resumes her loveliness, and the human souls revive.
I will be back in Iceland next week to finalize my book project. I want to thank everyone for your kindness and support, specially, all the Icelandic people who had been so welcoming and supportive. I have nothing but love for all of you. I hope to see you all very soon.
To learn to see- to accustom the eye to calmness, to patience, and to allow things to come up to it; to defer judgment, and to acquire the habit of approaching and grasping an individual case from all sides. This is the first preparatory schooling of intellectuality. One must not respond immediately to a stimulus; one must acquire a command of the obstructing and isolating instincts.
“It is the horse’s gift to connect us with Heaven and our own footsteps.”
Horses are spiritual beings, perhaps more so than any other animal, and, as this quote describes, they have a unique ability to carry us where we want to be in our own spiritual lives if we let them. In Iceland @Sunnuhvoll @IcelandicHorseExpo
Gandhi said that whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it. The phrase ends with "because nobody else will".
This is my favorite quote, although, with all due respect to Gandhi, I would like to change the end...
Whatever you do in life will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it because we don't know how many future lives we might touch in doing so...and we probably never will.
And in the doing is were we find ourselves, in the struggle, and the fear is where, if we give ourselves a chance for failure, we mature and grow as individuals.
When we do things from the heart, coming from a place of love, the love grows and spreads far and wide and the whole world benefits from it.
I will tell you soon the insignificant things I'm working on as soon as they start taking shape.
I have seen things so beautiful they have brought tears to my eyes.
Yet none of them can match the gracefulness and beauty of a horse running free.
Petra Mazetti introduced me to Faxi as a "Once in a life time horse"