29 May 2013

Yellow Happiness

Hope you all are having a lovely week so far!!

The sun is shining again in Brooklyn.  I'll be getting myself out for a power walk soon - something I have found works wonders for my wellness.  If, by chance, you are not feeling so great today - we're thinking of you and hoping to send you a little cheer.  

How amazing are these yellow photos sent to us by photographer Jen Zahagian!?!  Oh man, they make me so happy.  She is so talented!





And here are some BEAUTIFUL words worth reading...from Jen Zahigian:  

"I attached a few "yellow" photographs I've shot.  I love that feature on your blog-- it's true, the color yellow is undeniably smile inducing!  I also included "Wonder, no. 4" which is mostly blue sky but has some yellow, because just this weekend at an art show I participated in, someone told me "This is the happiest photo I've ever seen."  That, of course, was a pretty cool thing to hear, and I thought you might enjoy the photograph.  With my photography, I often take ordinary sites and structures, often abandoned, or in well-worn state of decay, and work with color to bring them new life.  I've been told that my photographs turn sad, depressing sites into things of beauty.  I've done this for years, and I've slowly realized that I have to incorporate this same attitude towards my infertility -- I can not let the challenges of infertility make me a sad, worn out person -- I have to find ways to explore the situation I am in, so that I can become an even more beautiful version of myself.  There were days  that I'd look at my photographs and think "they're so happy, how is it that I am so sad?"  Then something clicked, and I realized that the joy I put into creating "happy" photographs is within me, and the sad parts of me really didn't want to stay sad.  They want to find their way through the sadness and be happy again!  So, I've been putting so much conscious effort into navigating my struggles with infertility, finding gratitude in it (thanks so much to your blog!) and finding my way back to carrying feelings of joy at the center of my being."   Wow!

[Jen also runs a business with her husband called Able + Baker.  They do design + building + home decor projects...you absolutely have to see this 1968 Airstream Trailer Remodel they did!]

More Yellow:   1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 6 / 7 / 9 / 10  / 11 / 12 / 13

P.S.  I wanted to just say that your comments to IVF vs. Adoption have just melted my heart. Thank you so very much.

P.P.S.  A gorgeous friend of mine just sported these earrings from Target.  I loved them so much I just had to pass along the link.

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2 comments:

  1. I love this feature on your blog! The pictures are gorg. I especially love them today because I have been having a difficult week. I could use some yellow happiness.

    Thank you for sharing some yellow love. Also, thank you again for commenting on my blog :)

    Carmen

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