Today is a very special day.
I have been keeping a bit of a secret, and trust me that is no easy task for me. I get so excited I just want to blurt things out. Today I can finally share my big news. I was asked to be part of a brand new project, Everyday Storytellers at Paper Coterie. I am honored to be one of six inspiring women "storytellers". We will be celebrating the beauty in the everyday, the extra in the ordinary, through our own photos and words, and sharing it all there in hopes of inspiring others.
So much is to be said about photographing your everyday. Documenting the imperfections, the hard days, the sick days, the celebrations and defeats, the "little big things" as I like to call them. Life can be crazy, a whole lot messy, but assuredly beautiful. I believe there is grace and beauty in it all. It is why I choose to pick up my camera everyday, it is why I write here. To be fully present, to document and celebrate life, all of it.
"Above all else, it is about leaving a mark that I existed.
I was here... I was hungry. I was defeated. I was happy. I was sad.
I had an idea and I had a good purpose and that is why I made works of art."
- Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Two beautiful ladies, Maegan of MadelineBea Photography and Tammy of Bliss and Folly, kick off the site as today's storytellers. Continue to click on over for new stories from different storytellers each week. I am honored to be part of this project. It is so very kindred to why I fell in love with photography and why I continue to shoot, write and share everyday.
As part of this exciting launch I am thrilled to be offering a very special giveaway to one lucky commenter here.You will win $50.00 (!!!!!) to use on a product of your choosing at Paper Coterie. Personalized pieces such as memory books, calendars, and recipe books, are just a few of the items you can create. To enter, click on over to their shop and take a look around. Come back here and tell me what beauty you find in your everyday and which item you would love to create. I will announce the winner here on Monday morning. Good luck! xo.