Sponsor GIVEaway*

12x12 on wood panel, "to connect" by Heather Murphy

I met Heather when she graciously reached out and asked me to be part of a cool website project called "the good heARTed" where she helps support/promote artists of all mediums. I was honored, truly honored to be included. I also resonated so deeply with her passion to support artists, as that is one of the many reasons I love photographing them.

This week we are giving away one of her beautiful pieces of art (shown above). But first, I'd love for you to meet Heather and hear some of her sharings...

self portrait of heather

I am a artist + web designer living in Charlotte, NC. I receive much
joy from playing with bits and pieces to create works of art with my
mouse and my paintbrush! I am inspired by nature and in ordinary
moments in my day. I believe there is a special magic in using old
photographs, letters and pages from old books in my work. Stories
unfold and I some how relate my work to where I am in my life too. I
believe in listening to good music, going outside the lines and
getting lost in the woods.

My recent pieces have been a reflection of my current "journey".
having recently moved from Minneapolis, MN to Charlotte, NC I am
trying to embrace the deep sadness, excitement, finding new
communities, staying connected with my friends in MN, etc.

It is easy for me to think about the life I moved from and to focus on
what life will be like here once we are settled (living in an
apartment temp), but I am grateful for the moments when I can pause
and see the beauty in the "transition", even when it feels messy,
stressful, like we made a mistake, I will see or hear something that
brings me into the moment and I trust that I am right where I need to
be, there are some rich moments that emerge from these experiences.
Today for instance I intentionally just got lost and ended up in this
neighborhood where there was this empty lot in the middle of things
and there pairs of blue chairs randomly placed in the lot. And again,
I was reminded and felt peaceful.

Please leave a comment to enter
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You may leave one word or share inspiration/feelings/thoughts
Comments will be open for entry Tuesday, June 23rd - Saturday, June 27th
Winner of her gorgeous art will be announced on the following Monday
Have fun!