May I wish you a wonderful and glorious Happy New Year and hope that 2015 brings you much happiness and success.
When reviewing 2014, the first thing that comes to mind is all the bad things that happened. Life challenges were pervasive throughout the year and are continuing into the new.
In spite of what life has put in front of me this past year, it didn’t stop me from exploring and discovering the special beauty of the world around us. When reviewing images from this past year, the incredible unique variety of scenic sights found reminded me how special life is. It is these little things that inspire us to overcome struggles and difficulties.
There is a wonderful ‘old-school’ photographer that I’ve met through my photography travels. Allen Rokach is a world renowned photographer since 1975 and is known for his stunning and unique work in nature and travel photography. The Allen Rokach effect is from special treatment of his images in Photoshop and is done rather quickly. This humble and kind photographer offers workshops throughout the year in a variety of settings.
I had the opportunity to spend two days with him at the United States Botanical Gardens. Why I mention him today is because he sent out a wonderful email this week with an inspirational message for 2015.
“In 2015, we should strive for being More Creative, More Curious, and More Caring.”
Such a strong and wonderful message. We should continue to look at the world with eyes of a child, create in our own special art like Picasso and love like Mother Teresa.
This message will hold strong in my spirit and soul as my footprints lead me into the New Year.
May this also hold true in your heart as well. Happy New Year ! Bella