Photography Fantastic Featuring Samantha Clemmer


Photos by Samantha Clemmer

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I like to spotlight the talents of those who deserve it and Samantha Clemmer certainly deserves this spotlight.

Full-time mother, wife and aspiring photographer, Mrs. Clemmer shows a definitive talent for capturing emotion and life via the lens if her camera.

The above photo is one of her earlier pieces and it is one of my favorites. It captures the essence if time! The perspective from which she snapped the picture says it all. There’s even a bit of mystery to this one that catches your eye  and imagination while drawing you intensely into the scene.

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Photo by Samantha Clemmer

Samantha’s innate ability to take a variety of style photos goes to prove that her well of talent in the world if photography may very well be endless.

When it comes to macro photography Samantha shows an adept eye for exquisite detail! As a huge fan of this type if photography I can only say I look forward to watching her career bloom into something wonderful.

Mrs. Clemmer also takes wonderful pictures of people and it delights me to see her finished pieces. There’s a lot to be said for a photographer that doesn’t piegon hole themselves into one style—- and this lady certainly shows she hasn’t stuck herself into one style. She’s an eclectic photographer with a very bright future indeed!

So, in closing I say;

Thank you Samantha for sharing your immense talent with us and I wish you and your career in photography all the brightest blessings!

Please visit her pages at

Facebook:

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=857900124230676

Samantha’s Photography Blog:

http://samanthaclemmerphotography.blogspot.com/

Writing is My Soul Food.


I write for many reasons; I’ve got a lot to say, I would go nuts if I couldn’t, the plethora of characters and story plots floating around in my head refuse to give me a moment of peace if I dont bring them to literary life, and most importantly writing feeds my soul.

In writing I find not only my own voice but the voices, aspirations, fears,  phobias, conundrums, hopes and dreams of my characters. By default when I do this I a am able to relate, emphasize, sometimes inspire,  and sympathize with those who read what I have written.

Writing is like a miracle medicine for me. No matter what I write, the very act of creative flow lifts me to a place in which the circumstances, the reality, outcomes, etc are of my own making. A very kathartic activity indeed!

In a world so full of things beyond our control I think creative writers find solace and positive energy flow when they immerse themselves in their art.

Writing has so many benefits… Benefits that you may not imagine. I have researched these benefits and I’ve included a few links below on this subject for your browsing pleasures.

Please feel free to share with us all what writing does for you personally. If your not a writer please share with us how reading feeds your soul and charges your mind and body.

http://m.psychologytoday.com/blog/trouble-in-mind/201304/creative-writing-and-your-brain

http://www.sparringmind.com/benefits-of-writing/

http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/4242456

THE WAIT IS OVER.


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1. the action of staying where one is or delaying action until a particular time or until something else happens.

 

We have all waited for one thing or another at many points in our lives. Waiting is quite simply an activity (or waiting for an activity to start) that is built into life by design;

1. wait to be born

2. wait to talk and walk.

3. wait to go too school.

4. wait to be a teen.

5. wait to drive.

6. wait to be 18.

7. wait for the legal age to drink.

8. wait to meet our soul mates.

9. wait to have children.

10. wait to get old.

AND many more…

It is a game of wait and wait and then wait some more.

Sometimes we get lucky and the wait has been worth it and other times we are slated to feel unhappy with the results of our wait. The one thing that is constant is the fact that there WILL be times when we wait…no matter what a good portion of our life is spent waiting.

today I have the very distinct pleasure to say that one of those durations of time that I spent waiting has come to a conclusion…a very pleasing conclusion!

I have the pleasure of announcing that my debut novelette, The Orchid Keeper, is now available!!! Its a fantasy story carrying a visit to a wondrous place and a strong lesson about accountability.

The wait to get published officially and move my writing career from aspiring author to published author is over. I am very happy to be considered among those I admire as authors.

Please visit my blog To Write Is right to read an excerpt of the short novel. You will find links to places of purchase there for your ease of navigation.  http://jenniferdeese.wordpress.com/

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Where Does The Time Go?


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Baby Love!!!

Baby Love!!!

NOW

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Where does the time go so quickly? It just tends to slip by us and before we realize what has occurred years have gone by!

It seems to me, that it was just yesterday that we all anxiously awaited the arrival of little Miss E.J., my grand daughter. How did it get to be that kindergarten is right around the corner, her vocabulary is immense, she has developed her own unique humor and her personality has claimed its own spot n this vast world?

I remember that new baby smell, and this little itty bitty human being I sometimes didn’t want to let go of when it was time for me to go home. Now… we have scraped knees, giggles, story reading, bug hunting, her own original ideas and fun walks of discovery!   

Being around this wonderful little girl…then and now, makes my heart sing with joy. I cannot put into words the emotions I feel when I am around her. She, E.J., makes my heart sing and my soul dance for joy!!!

I love, and will always love, each and every one of my own children…they have blessed me in ways they will never fathom; however, this grand baby love is something different, something I imagine every one would wish to experience someday.

My best friend, Nel, has recently experienced this shift in her world…twice, a grand son (to whom  am God Mother) and a grand daughter. I welcome her to the world of being a Nana and  look forward to many years of grand baby stories to share with her! 

The title of Nana J is something I value sincerely and I lovingly look ahead to many years of surprises and delights via my grand daughter and any future grand children I may be privileged to be Blessed with!

Where does the time go?

It stretches out behind us… never to be regained but our memories remain forever.

It flows out before us… never to be stopped but full of wonderful things to come!

 

 

Don’t stop, Don’t give up!


Today I have found thati n reaching setting and achieving goals for yourself you add a certain quality of success to your life. I have always wanted to become a writer…a published writer, and today I can say I have done that. I anxiously await the arrival of the first print of my mini book, The Orchid Keeper, and I cannot help but feel pretty proud of myself. I have also found that here in the world of WordPress.com there are hundreds of others whom have done the same. the sheer amount of talent  have had the pleasure to see and read has been a delight.

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Determined To Kick It.


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That sick feeling of paralyzing sadness, that feeling of a ton of bricks sitting on your chest. Even on the edge of great writing success and a wonderful future with great people in it I find myself depressed. I have no exact idea why or over what…it just is. It follows me around and just when I think I have outrun it I turn a corner and it slaps me in my face. Depression, much like addiction in my opinion, is insidious and sly— it lets you think you have beaten it and when you least expect it… it pulls you back under. Actually, I must say that years and years ago when I beat my addictions I found it easier than I find keeping depression at bay. I am generally a happy person, very energetic and upbeat. Shit, for the most part I am the one a lot of people turn to when they feel down! So when depression gets me I truly find it so hard to deal with because its not something I am used to feeling. Continue reading

INSPIRE YOURSELF


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The above photograph, which is also on my about me page,  http://about.me/jennjenn388, was a source of inspiration for me when I started to write the thoughts and musings in my head down on paper. Spiritually I am a Pagan and the elements are and always have been a constant inspiration for me. The above picture contains all the elements in perfect harmony; Air, earth, Fire, and Water. 

Air is represented quite simply by its very presence, we many not see it but it is there. Air lifts my mood, it cleanses my head, and refreshes my soul. Water, with its cleaning properties has always represented emotions to me; as our emotions ebb and flow so does water. flowing water is my favorite form that it takes…flowing water can carry things toward us and things away from us. Earth is represented in the photo by the green grass and the rocks that are scattered throughout…some of those rocks were at the front of the glacier push eons ago. Earth, as an element, represents steadfastness, growth, change, fertility and renewal as well as the cycle of life and death. Fire, its presence in the photo is represented by the shining sun that reflects of the surface of the water and beats down on the grass and trees. Fire , to me, represents the catalyst to change. It can be extremely destructive however form the destruction there can be rebirth and new growth. A volcanic eruption can destroy what lies in the path of its lava (fire), later and as time goes by new life will sprout and the cycle will continue. fire also offers warmth and protection and the hearth, where home fires reside, can be the heart of a home.

Inspiration comes in many forms, but today for me (and very often),  the elements represented in this wonderful and earthy photo are my INSPIRATION.

Blessing To You All