Just the other day I was sitting in the passenger seat of of the car next to Chad.  The kids were in the backseat and squealing with delight as the car slowly made its way through a car wash.  Water splattered the car and soap suds meandered their way down the windshield.  Out of the corner of my eye I caught a glimpse of something and reached for my camera.  Chad shook his head at me and smiled. . . your so artsy, he said.

Artsy?  Me?  Not me.  His comment bewildered me.  I’ve never been artsy.

Athlete?  Yes.
Studious?  Yes.
Structured? Yes.
Sensitive?  Yes.
Driven? Yes.

Artsy?  Never.

Oh, but I wanted to be.  I wanted to be that girl who had a creative flare.  The girl who could look at nothing and see something. The free spirit.  Colorful.  Fun. 

I always admired that girl.  I just wasn’t her.


I’m realizing that life is a process of becoming, just as much as it is being.  It’s ever changing and that excites me.

Maybe I’m artsy. . . maybe I’m not.  Maybe, just maybe. . . that’s up to me.

I dig that.

To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
– Elliott Erwitt

  • Sassytimes - August 2, 2011 - 12:44 pm

    I think you find your artsy side through photography…you seem very well rounded. Nothing better than that. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - August 2, 2011 - 3:39 pm

    "What is art? Are we art? Is art, art?" -Lisa Turtle hahahReplyCancel

  • Trophy Life - August 2, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    you ARE creative in the kitchen (baking/cooking IS an art, by the way).

    and you work that camera lens like it's nobody's business.

    and, well, i love you the way you are.

    and i'm glad you were born and i'm celebrating you from afar today. and every day.ReplyCancel

  • Sassytimes - August 2, 2011 - 5:11 pm

    p.s. Happy Birthday!! I hope you have a fabulous day!ReplyCancel

  • mommathieszen - August 3, 2011 - 12:05 am

    Art is in the eye of the beholder and I behold you as artistic for sure, Summer and that's coming from someone who also considers herself "artsy"! : )ReplyCancel

  • Hummel Family - August 3, 2011 - 3:05 am

    You definitely have a gift when it comes to photography…your photos always seem to come alive…I'm always saying, "wow, how did she capture that?" So, I think in a sense you are very artsy!!!

    HOPE YOU HAD AN AWESOME BIRTHDAY, my sweet amazing artsy friend. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂


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