the beginning, again...

There is the opportunity in life, for many different beginnings and fresh starts. At the outset of this year, I may have surprised some people when I left the job that had brought me some amount of notoriety. I knew that it was time to move on, and I decided to trust my gut and initiate the next phase of my career: a break.

I tried keeping a blog, of sorts, once. This was years ago. Longer, it feels, back when I was living and working in Baltimore. I was creating, and I was excited about the journey of an idea to final product.

I am going to write again. This time, as a way to get my thoughts down, and to lay my convictions out. I have been fortunate enough to work with a few talented photographers, who have captured my ideas, finalized, in the glass. I hope to use this website and blog as a platform to share the art and inspirations.

 Photo: Sammy Faze Photography

Photo: Sammy Faze Photography

I have a collection of notebooks holding thoughts and processes — pictures, diagrams, and recipes. Sometimes there are poems or words that struck a chord and that I wanted to remember for later. These books are stashed about the house, in different purses, bags, beside the bed, and on various shelves. Some are chock full of ideas, simply bursting at the binding, while others are half-full, more indicative of a change in subject, place, or time.

My aim is to go through these archives of visions and dreams and to recreate and reconceptualize those that speak to me. It is time to digitalize the recipes that have been lost in the pages, perhaps to be recreated one day as it was created, or maybe as something new.

 Photo: Sammy Faze Photography

Photo: Sammy Faze Photography

So here I go. Perhaps no one will see this, but that is okay. This is something that I choose to do for myself. Maybe, someone will stumble across a phrase or image that speaks to them, and, if that happens, I will be glad.