It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me….and I’m feeling good.
Lets see if I’m still singing in December next year but for now I’m on target to make 2017 great. I solemnly promise myself every year to be the best I can for the following 12 months. I eagerly throw open a Pandora’s box of plans and projects and go on a binge of exploring new photographic worlds but life has a funny way of tripping you up. It’s not easy being a spur of the moment, spontaneous and creative “artiste” with a 3 and a 5 year in tow which is why my precious little dependent cherubs are very much intertwined in my work. My little muses. This year I intend to break boundaries, accomplish the impossible and scramble up the steepest of learning curves. But then again it’s all very easy to profess such feats when its only 11am, the kids are still at school and my wits are still intact.
But things are looking positive. Last weekend, following a much needed nap for the youngest, I piled the kids in the car and instructed the husband to drive as fast as he could to catch the setting sun. I say ‘instructed’ but I’m sure my long suffering other half would qualify it as barking. He knows not to say anything or he risks decapitation. Like a rabid werewolf reacting to the appearance of a full moon, I tend to transition to a crazed madwoman if there is the slightest chance that we would drive for over an hour and miss the sun setting. Husband did good. After a brief off road bumpy experience we arrived at the Richard Serra East West/West East monument in the desert in plenty of time to witness one of the most glorious sunsets I have seen in Qatar.
The Richard Serra monument is an interesting sight. Four looming pillars of steel rising from the barren desert. Whatever people think, it certainly makes an impression and I would highly recommend that everyone makes the trip out to see it if they can. I got my shots. The kids pretended they were in Star Wars and we all headed home happy under a sky of flaming colour.