“I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.” ~Judy Collins
I think the majority of us dream of forgetting about the bills and following our passions, but we have responsibilities…so we indulge in our hobbies in our free time, thinking we’ll have more time when the kids grow up or when we retire. Or we think we can’t afford to chase our dreams until the kids finish college or we have a hefty nest egg put aside. And sometimes before we know it, life has passed us by.
While creating excites us, the end product gives us great joy and peace. We are gifted with talent for a reason whether it’s to bring fulfillment to ourselves or pleasure to others. It is up to us to tap into our resources. It’s surprising where the quest may lead us.
We each have talents and hobbies. Some of us work full time in these endeavors and others use them as outlets. Currently, the hubby and I enjoy our passions on our downtime. Fortunately, we have similar interests so most of the time we mesh and travel this journey together. Not much gives me more delight than to watch his passion in action. I truly believe when we partake in the activities which feed us spiritually our gifts shine.
When we are out and about on our excursions, we both take lots of photographs. My photography is totally amateur, mostly taken to accompany my blog posts. Dirt Man takes his photography to an entirely new level. He has a keen eye and his post processing skills are amazing. I love to watch his progression as much as being wowed by his end result. I enjoy sneaking in a few shots of him working and playing. He will stoop, climb, or scuttle to get the perfect angle…and that he does!
Every photographer needs an assistant. Dirt Man’s is Wylie!
Dirt Man’s endless pursuit of sunrises, sunsets, comets, stars, storms, and the simple beauty of nature result in masterpieces like this!