For the past few years, several of my photos have been hanging in a local restaurant. It has been a pleasure to sit down at a table and look up at one of my favourite creations.
The restaurant is now changing hands and so the photos have been returned to me. It was a little exciting as I opened the box to view all of the photos, some of which I had forgotten about. Obviously they had been some of my favourite images at the time and I am once again captured by the beauty of the subjects. Several “ooh, aaah’s” later, I took a closer look at my work, analyzing the elements of composition and lighting.
It is interesting to look back at one’s work and see how far you have come, how more advanced your skills are than when the journey began. I look forward to the day that I can look back at my beginning woodwork projects and say “ooh, ahh… look at all I have learned since then.”
My little napkin holder shall forever be a treasure, not because of its quality or even functionality but because it was my first and because it is where the journey began. Years from now I will be able to look back and see where it all started and take pride in all that I have learned—I hope
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (http://www.execulink.com/~yohan)