Reconstruction still underway, here re-building the boardwalk in Point Pleasant, NJ.
I am a wife, mother, grandmother, photographer, writer, and… Photography has opened my eyes to the world around me, has taught me to see things differently and to make observations I would have so easily missed before. With these new insights come new experiences and emotions that cry out for expression. I became interested in photography as an attempt to capture those ‘precious moments in time’ that only another new grandparent could truly understand. That was twenty years ago. Now, as a senior, and caregiver to my husband who is recovering from a stroke he suffered over a year ago, those ‘precious moments’ seem so all important to remember. I began to write verse, as a means of expression, after the attacks of 9/11. I have never been one to overtly show my emotions; but as I travel this new emotional roller coaster, I have learned that emotions are just a part of each of us, they need not be justified and it helps when I share. Photography and writing have been my voice of expression. I would hope that sharing these works can help enrich the lives of others as well and I urge all to look into my pictures and beyond my words to find their own story. Appreciation and interpretation take root from past experiences, present circumstances, and current frame of mind. If we are to stay well and be successful, it is essential that we learn to accept, understand, and come to terms with our own emotions while maintaining control and taking responsibility for our actions. I believe that how we react to something is much more important than the event itself. My work offers me a sense of control in an otherwise chaotic world. Other of my works may be found at: http://www.skgimages.com and http://www.poetrysoup.com/me.SkG. My new book, “From My Heart” will soon be available on Amazon and Xlibris.