Saturday, July 16, 2011

Visura Magazine, Issue 12



Visura Magazine, Issue 12

Once in a long while life deals you the perfect hand. You didn't deserve it. You didn't expect it. It just happened. All you can feel is grateful. That's where I am tonight.

Yes, I knew my self portrait project "Falling Into Place" was to be featured in Issue 12 of Visura Magazine. How could I not know? The editor Adriana Teresa and I have been fine-tuning this particular photo edit and text for five months. But there's something about seeing the magazine as a whole that makes me shake my head in disbelief.

How could it be that my work is in the company of such powerful photographers as this? It is hard to believe. I spent hours today reading every word and viewing every photo in this issue of Visura Magazine and came away feeling as though I had been taken on journeys to other times and places. In some cases I felt like I'd been socked in the stomach, leaving me gasping for breath. In others, tears welled up and threatened to fall on the keyboard of my laptop. None of the features left me unmoved. That is Adriana's gift: to bring forth from her contributors depths they might not have known were in them. I know that is what she did with me.

I go to bed tonight breathing in a sense of wonder and breathing out gratitude. Now I know why they say it takes a village to raise a child. The same is true for a creative endeavor. So many people have helped me come to this place. I am indebted to them all.

5 Comments:

Anonymous lauraeltantawy said...

Congrats on being featured in Visura, Patricia. Heartfelt text and very powerful photography.

Proud of you.

hugs ==> L.

July 18, 2011 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Thomas said...

Congratulations!

But don't underestimate your own contribution to your success. Others helped, but you put in the time and hard work to make it all pay off.

July 18, 2011 at 2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo Patricia! And thank you thank you thank you for sharing your art with the world!!
sending love,
Carol from MA

July 22, 2011 at 6:18 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

"How could it be that my work is in the company of such powerful photographers as this?"

How?? Because my dear friend and mentor...you yourself are one of those "powerful photographers"...THAT's why!

Congratulations!!!!!
Nothing but love.....Diana

July 24, 2011 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger Lilith said...

Congrats! I am so glad I bumped into your work again. As I said before: I admire you.
Your work and Visura match perfectly.
Hugs,
Lilith

December 6, 2011 at 1:19 AM  

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