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#SDCreatives: the local artists who inspire us

Through a mix of mediums, formats and perspectives local artists illuminate the unknown, color the previously black-and-white and add depth to our understanding of our surroundings, our lives, circumstances and more. Through our research process for the Thought provokers series we’ve come across so many works of art that have inspired us and we’d like to share some of those great examples of visual and performing arts, photography and other creative works with you below.

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These cuties are killin‘ meh 😌

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Spirals have been my thing lately. This 🌀 is a collaboration of treasures I found near Topaz Mountain (Picture Rock, Opal, Obsidian, Topaz Quarts, & Beryllium). I’ve been feeling some unusual downward spiraling and somehow along this process there is a certain sense of comfort. Without a doubt this peace is stems from the compassionate care offered to me by my support system, as well as my dedication to mindfulness practice. For that I am infinitely grateful. Each thought, belief, feeling, action, reaction, interaction, or experience feels like an opportunity to spiral movement up or down, forward or backward. I feel a new sense of openness to all of what may come my way. Maybe for the first time in my life. I guess I’m publicly sharing my intention of consciously responding to life one moment at a time so that I can foster movement in the direction of my values, goals, needs, and dreams. But seriously, I’m interested if anyone else out there is also feeling intensities in emotion or circumstance right now?!

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This is Very. Serious. Work.

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So it’s been a while since I’ve done #fridayintroductions, and since there are a few new faces following me, which totally warms my ❤️, I wanted to say HELLO and share what I’ve been up to! I haven’t been as active on posting lately largely in part to the fact that Im a night time student. For those who don’t know me, I am currently finishing up my last prerequisite class (Micro 😣) to apply for the nursing program next year, one of my passions is women’s care and I hope to one day work in L&D……so that takes a lot of time along with working full time, having three children and running my own business! Needles to say I have been physically and mentally drained lately 💆but the semester is almost half way done!!! Yay!! I believe you can pursue what you love. It will always be hard work getting there but if you do what you love, in the end it won’t be work. I’m also looking forward to the all the sweet families I will be capturing in the next few weeks for the holidays! Excited about tomorrow’s hike ☀️⛰!!!Any hikers out there? 🙋Double tap for that! And although sleeping in sounds so enticing, physical activity really helps me feel so much better! Followed by lots of studying, a baby shower and a movie 🎥night with my cousin 👯….girl nights are always fun! What are your plans for the weekend? 📸🏃🏽‍♀️#ocphotographer #socalphotographer #southerncalifornia #thatsdarling #darlingweekend #darlingmovement #livethelittlethings #theeverygirl #theverydaygirl #glitterguide #communityovercompetition #girlprenuer #bosslady #workingmom #familyphotographer #portraitphotography #engagementphotographer #weddingphotographer #makeportraitsnotwar #livethelife #photooftheday #instagood #pursuitofhappiness #dowhatyoulove #cyndymorrisonphotography #nevergiveupyourdreams #outdoorslife #goldenwestcollege

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#signaturechefsauction #marchofdimes

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1 Comment

  1. Sharon Wallace

    July 20, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Andrea Thank You so much!!! A wonderful experience everyone should have!!! See yourself through an other’s lens!!!! From one portrait photographer to another……”you’re the best!!!!” Much love & friendship!!!❤️

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