Those of you who follow my blog have already seen these images... but for those of you who haven't, I wanted to share a bit on conceptual shoots for your soul. One of the ways I deal with the deep loss of both of my parents is to create art just for my heart and soul. My language is through creation, so this is best how I express myself. One day I was feeling particularly down about my mama, and decided to do a little random series of photographs using elements of earth that were hers. Things that make me feel truly connected to her. Each of the items you see me holding below are those things. I was alone, so I felt unafraid of being watched, which I think is a key element to creating things like this. I put on some music that reminded me of her, set up my tripod and self timer, and just brought in a sense of wild abandon to what the outcome would be, how I would look, or anything to the respect of the end result. This freed my mind to just be, and go with the flow. Allowing myself to be within myself in a safe space like this was definitely a healing experience. I wanted to bring this photoshoot to your attention in hopes that you might walk away with a bit of inspiration for finding ways to turn your sad days into something healing for your soul. If you are not a photographer, find other ways through creation, whether its music, writing, anything. And do it just for you. Your soul with thank you. Im learning that sadness is an inevitable part of life. It goes hand in hand with the light, the yin and yang of life. But some days, we just have to dig deep within ourselves to find where we can give that sadness a metamorphosis so to speak. If you have created any art as a healing through your sadness, I would love to see it, please leave a link here in the comments so I can see it! Or if this post inspires you to do so, and you would like to share with me, please come back and comment when you are done.
you can view the rest of this photoshoot here.
PEACE AND LOVE,
Laura of The Bohemian Collective