A MILLION TIMES THANK YOU

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 . 

Think about, and create, exactly what you like

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.

Send me any questions you might have here or through my web site or instagram

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WindWalkers Equine Assisted Learning and Therapy Center

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.

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Returning

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. 

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To learn to see

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.

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The importance of doing

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.

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