For those not familiar with the rich history of Cambodia's greatest traditional festival and national holiday, here's a bit of information about Cambodian New Year which is celebrated at the end of the harvesting season, when farmers enjoy the fruits of their labor which falls on April 13th or 14th. It can be a 3 day or week long celebration and everyone wishes each other and their families peace, happiness and success. I remembering growing up and celebrating Cambodian New Year in San Diego, where everyone in the Cambodian community would get together at local parks and enjoy drinks, food, games and bbq. The celebration was open to everyone of any background and to this day and in certain areas in the United States it is still celebrated. Wishing all of my Khmer peeps and those that celebrate this New Year, a year filled with bountiful harvest, prosperity, good health and great happiness.
I took a break today from creating clip art for my TpT shop and decided to work on some printable wall art available at my personal shop as well as on Etsy. It has been really fun coming up with some designs for some of my favorite quotes as well as ones that I came up with personally in my own life. I hope they are encouraging to you and if you like any of these prints, check them out here.
During my photography journey, I have grown to love black and white images even more. Now, I find myself instinctively knowing what image I photograph will be a black and white one. I find black and white images evoke so much more emotion from a portrait. It is due to this love that I hope to learn film photography. I'll start slow because I am partial to the flexibility of digital, but lately, I've been drawn to film because the idea of making a photograph and having to slow down for each shot is very appealing. And quite encouraging to think that in learning film, I'll be a better photographer. So stay tune for this film photography journey I hope to take soon...
On a side note, this handsome model is my husband who is incredibly supportive. As much as he prefers not to be in front of the camera, he lovingly (sometimes with a little grumbling) helps me with of my photography vision. Happy Friday and wishing you a weekend of awesome creations.
"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." - Pablo Picasso
Hey lovely folks! It has been a busy new year and my family and I are finally settling into a new place to call home. Downside, unpacking. Upside, we have a nice home with plenty of backyard space for my kids to be kids. Hubby and I are taking on another home flip project so I am excited. While getting over colds and figuring out how to get back into the flow of homeschooling (as I catch myself sometimes questioning if I am making the right decision but having such a fun time with my kids, getting to spend a lot of time with them and truly getting to know them), I still manage to carve out a little time for art. I'm hoping to really add more educational art products for my Teachers Pay Teachers shop and find myself really enjoying coming up with art resources that will encourage creativity and nurture a love for art. This year I hope to focus more on educational products and projects, while planning on launching my personal shop sometime this year. Stay tune. During this time of transitioning, I've learned that fears are not that scary (stay tune for a print of this). And in God's grace of carrying me through these changes and challenges, He has shown me that life is far from perfect but rather, life is a messy gift.
“You don’t have to be a ‘person of influence’ to be influential. In fact, the most influential people in my life are probably not even aware of the things they’ve taught me.”
In case you are wondering, my first name is pronounced sa-rome and welcome to my visual thread of art, digital photography and design; where ideas, images and words meet. I'm excited and giddy that you've dropped by! My days consist of the beautiful chaos of raising and nurturing two little ones and my free time is dedicated to creating. Read more about me here. Happy Inspirations!
grace /grās/: the love and mercy given to us by God not because of anything we have done to earn it.