'Another little dreamer': a retrospective

Occasionally, I would like to use this blog space to provide a retrospective on a selected work in my portfolio.

I thought it timely to reflect on one of my favourite photographs: the black and white still of my youngest daughter sitting in a window sill of our home.

I shot this photo of Violet on a warm summer morning during a January school holidays.  It was a very humid morning; my husband was mowing the grass and many cicadas and birds were chirping.  The scent of freshly cut grass and a bacon and egg breakfast intermingled and filled the air.  It smelled like holidays!  

I love the light and shadows in this image; the depth of the tones.  

In this moment, Violet was a free spirit. She wasn't constrained by timetables or the needs of others.  She was free to just be; to sit in the window sill; to stare out into a blossoming, overgrown garden and dream.  How increasingly sacred these moments are becoming.

Her 'dreaming' in this image reminded me of a thought of the Dalai Lama:

"The planet does not need more successful people.

The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds."

The planet desperately needs more dreamers and artists, too.