As I have stated in a previous blog post, I believe all of us have creativity in our souls and when some of us get full we start creating something. Veronica Owens is one of those persons. We met and bonded a few years ago through a mutual friend and my co-worker, Heidi Clark (another creative cool woman). Now, we are early-Saturday-morning-falling-off-the-bike-riding-by-the lake sisters. Veronica has an eye for photography and some of the pictures she has shared with us as she studies the craft are amazing. She is a perfectionist with her work, which is probably the best quality in a photographer, and she is always practicing. Recently, she had a “girlfriend gathering” and had us working out to YouTube videos before dinner and posing for pictures in her studio after dessert! Here are her words about her creative soul:
Please describe your creative art form.
My creative form of art is photography
How/when did you decide to embrace your artistic gift?
Photography has been a passion of mine for many years. I have always had a love for taking pictures. Several years ago I became more interested in pursuing my hobby of photographing people, places and things.
What are some of the positive, unexpected experiences you have encountered as a result of pursuing your artistic life?
A positive experience for me has been receiving comments from friends saying I have an eye for photographing people and things. I have an inner peace when photographing and a true joy of satisfaction in seeing the delight from people that are very happy and sometimes over the moon with their photographs.
What is your favorite thing about your artistic life?
The freedom to capture a moment, place or person from my view point/perspective is one of my favorites.
Veronica assures us that one day she will take her work to the professional level. I think she is ready today and I am not alone in that belief. However, as a fellow artist, I know that letting go of your fears and putting your work out into the world can be a little scary. But, my message to Veronica is that you have nothing to fear. Go for it!
Here are some of her “practice” pictures: