So you're curious to know a little about the Gal behind the lens.
The one who is asking you to Venture Beyond the Frame and see the bigger picture in life.
Well it's only because you're inquisitive that I am stepping out from behind the camera to welcome you into my world.
For as long as I can remember I have had a fascination for photography. There was something magical about being able to capture on paper those moments, places and people who had been part of my adventures.
I think half the fun was waiting to collect the photos from the photo lab- yes I am old enough to remember how to load film into a camera. Opening up that envelope to reveal blurred, over exposed, dull and yet so magical images that invoke the feelings of Christmas Mornings every single time.
Then that craziness of a career happened...
Yes I too got caught up in that rut. You know the one where that unwelcome work thing slowly but surely creeps into your personal life, your evenings and makes it self right at home on your couch on the weekends.
Because there wasn't the time, I too forgot to stop and enjoy the little things.
Then my hand was forced- quite literally with an injury, to a grinding holt.
It's because I know where you're at, that I want to extend into your home, home office and workplace a collection of photographs that will allow you to Venture Beyond the Frame and to find a few minutes each day to daydream, revisit or simply retreat to a place of calm and mindfulness.
Lets Venture Together,
A Few of My Favourite Things
Let's chat for a minute about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or CRPS
CRPS in layman's terms is a chronic condition that causes the nerves in a limb, such as my left arm, to malfunction.
CRPS results following an injury, trauma or surgery. In my case my left arm was crushed, no bones were broken but I had extensive soft tissue damage.
The nerve malfunction associated with CRPS results in constant pins & needles to the affected limb- my arm constantly feels like its been doused in petrol and set on fire- I have to say it isn't particularly pleasant but hey things could be worse.
The nerve malfunction also extends to ones motor and sensory function. I have found my fine motor skills and the way I interpret the things I touch has significantly diminished, so its all about learning how to do daily activities a little differently.
For most people their CRPS resolves within a few short months but for some, such as myself, it unfortunately kinda hangs around!
I no longer see it as a permanent disability. Instead I choose to see it as an opportunity, an opportunity to grow and to educate others.
So if you or someone you know has CRPS or you have any questions, please feel free to touch base.