Spreading our wings

Spreading our wings
This year has been full of the most enormous changes.  I feel like I’ve had my horizons broadened in many areas of my life, both personal and professional.  Many of these changes have to do with becoming a mother for the first time, and learning how to balance different forms of creativity.  Almost a year and a half ago, I signed up for Flying Lessons because I felt ready to commit more deeply to my creative path.  During the first week of class, I got pregnant.  Talk about sparking my creativity!  It wasn’t until this summer, baby in arms, that I was able to return and complete the course.   Now I understand the importance of being part of an artistic community.  Even though I’m physically exhausted, I’ve never been more awake. Thank you, ladies, for witnessing me and for allowing me to witness you as we spread our wings.   Enjoy the blog hop, everyone!

Amaranthine Violet
Amy Hillenbrand
Beatriz Peñas B.
Beth Cougler Blom
Carol Bray
Christina Fajardo
Cindy Jones Lantier
Connie Rawlins
Dana Brock
Deborah Velásquez
Elissa Brown
Hillary Courson
Jacquie Williamson
Jane Paynting
Janet Forrest
Jennifer DeVille
Jill Lambert
Julie Hamilton
Kanchan Mahon
Karen Claverie
Kari DeSaulnier
Kathleen Conard
Kathleen McKinnon
Kathy May
Kelley Miller
Kelly Corso
Kelly Hoernig
Kim Hyer
Kris Lanae Binsfeld
Lenore Angela
Linda Barutha
Lisa Michele Products
Liza Zeni Baker
Lori Leissner
Lori Moon
Mary Sterk
Megan Schmitt
Melanie Douthit
Michelle Dwyer
Michelle Reynolds
Rachél Payne (Rae)
Rain Hannah
Rhiannon Connelly
Ruth-Mary Smith
Sherry Richert Belul
Shirley Ann
Stacey Chadwick Brown
Susan M. Walls-Beverly
Teresa Cash-Czech
Tina Carlborg
Tonya Love
Ursula Smith
Zulma Cadena

And thank you, Kelly Rae, for starting it all…

22 thoughts on “Spreading our wings

  1. Hi Jennifer, congratulations on becoming a mum, such a special time, and wow congratulations on completing Flying Lessons and keeping on track with your creative path. It’s funny how things come about and where life takes us. I think I’m finally starting to understand that it’s never something we can be sure of. I’m certainly not where I thought I’d be, but I am loving every minute of this journey. I too am a mum, I have 2 boys 1 and 3 so am busy, busy, busy doing the juggling act. I won’t lie the lack of tiredness doesn’t ease up necessarily but as long as you are “awake” as you described it, you’ll continue to fly higher and higher. Enjoy sweetie and so lovely to be flying along side you. Liza xxx

  2. Hi Jennifer. Glad to have a chance to blog hop over to check yours out. Looking forward to seeing what you put into your etsy shop. Please share with the FB group when you do so.

  3. Jennifer,
    What a great story and so happy that you joined the summer flying lessons!!! Congratulations on your baby! They are such a gift! I love your story and your photography is amazing! Thanks for hopping with us! Kris

  4. Jennifer- your photo’s are just breath-taking!! I so wish I could take pictures like that!! I luv your blog, and I am so glad to have visited it during this blog hop!!

  5. Your pictures are so beautiful – so clear and crisp. I am impressed with all you do as a first time mom! Your little girl is very blessed to have you for a mother as I know you are blessed by her. Sometimes people think children get in the way of them following their dreams, but they add so much to life that can fuel our creativity. Enjoy this time, it will be over before you know it. There are many things that can wait, but our children should not be one of them.

  6. You truly are a creative. Your photos are really wonderful. I applaud you for getting back to class after the birth of your daughter, it would have been easy to let it slip. Thanks for hopping with all of us.

  7. Hi Jennifer, I’m also a flying photographer & i have a baby girl too, i’d love to get to know you more, you’re photos are beautiful, i just added you as a contact on flickr, if you havn’t heard about http://www.shuttersisters.com check it out they also have a flickr group, its a wonderful photography community to be a part of, so glad to have met you here through ‘flying lessons’ xx

  8. Jennifer, Your blog is so lovely. And I love the pic of the bird for this Hop. Hope to get to know you better. Glad I found your Blog and cant wait to see some more of it. Have fun with the new Kiddo :)

    Kelley

  9. I like what you said about being exhausted but never feeling more alive. I feel the same way–I am literally invigorated by everyone in this group as well as the promise and the hope we all have for ourselves and our creativity!

    Jill

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