Monday, May 12, 2014

Spark Some Light


"You have to find what sparks a light in you so that you in your own way can illuminate the world."
Oprah Winfrey

Last week one of my favorite artists, Anahata Katkin shared one of my images on her IG. I literally went under the covers and screamed for a second. She probably does not know this but her work and beautiful uplifting sayings inspired me during a difficult time in my life. Way before I found photography, I was an artsy person that decided to pursue a degree in nursing. I wanted to help people so I put art to the side and did something else. I ended up failing out of the program by .3 and I was devastated but a year later I took a photography course and it changed my life. Is it a walk in the park now? Not at all, it is FULL of struggle, but it is the good kind of struggle where you feel you are becoming the best version of yourself. I quoted Oprah above because I truly believe the best way to help others is to be YOU, whatever that encompasses. Only good can come when you feel the light inside of yourself. When you do more of what makes you spark you give light to the spark in others. That is exactly what her work did for me during those moments of uncertainty and soul searching. For that I am thankful. This card sums up my journey called life and I'm in love. I get to stare at this baby every day now and stay inspired.

To see more Anahata check out her website http://www.anahataart.com/ and blog  http://anahata.typepad.com/. You can also get this card and other goodies over at her company http://papayaart.com/.

Keep sparking, and shine some light wherever you go. You never know how it may help someone else on their journey.

Much love,
Feda

P.S. Update: If you follow me on instagram then you probably have seen this image and the little blurb above but I wanted to share it over on the blog as well. I have been busy catching up with some photography editing/work and slacking on the blog. I do have tons of projects in the works but I want to keep the content quality up so they will take some time to finalize. XO

6 comments:

  1. Amazing, Feda! I have just posted my purse with this exact image, which came to me in a very confusing and sad time of my own life, and keeps helping me to stay focused every time I starting feeling lost. I did not know the name of the artist though. How wonderful that she appreciates your art too!

    You have so much depth and wisdom in you - so much love, I feel it in every post and every image. I am sure you will have an amazing journey and reach all the stars you want to reach. Hugs and love to you!

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    1. Thank you so much Natalia! :) XO

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  2. I love this photo of you paying tribute to the artwork. I understand the thrill of having someone you admire, and has inspired you, sharing something you have created with the world - YAY!

    You, (and Oprah) are so right - the best way to inspire others is to be true to yourself. Let your freak flag fly, and you may be surprised by how much more comfortable you feel in your own skin, and in turn, how many people are inspired to do the same.

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    1. hehe yay! Thank you for the kind words! It means a lot to me :)

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  3. This is so beautiful … on so many levels! I want to say again … your sharing your artful soul full force … has inspired me to reach deeper into mine. Much love and thanks to you my dear!

    xoxo
    Tamera

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    1. Thank you Tamera! I'm always inspired by your fierceness and your ability to live/dress true to yourself! XO

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