Gisele loves all forms of creative expression and pulls from many different modalities for her inspiration. Living in the heart of the mountains she is also greatly inspired by nature.
What fortunate beings we are to be human, we get to create! The challenges we face, walking this earth in a human body that experiences such a diversity of emotional and physical sensation, is no small feat. Thank Goodness we have an aptitude for creativity! I can’t imagine going through life without being able to channel my experiences into a dance, a song, a story, a photo, a painting or … well you get it, the list of creative things humans can conjure up is never ending.
THE LITTLE LAKE
One of my favorite things to do when I have some free time, is to go for a walk with a camera in hand. I have always loved capturing a moment of beauty or interest and the art of reflecting everyday life in a unique way. Living in the mountains and being surrounded by lakes and wild life gives a budding photographer, such as myself, an abundant and beautiful palate of readily available landscapes to photograph.
Five years had passed since we last spoke. I was hurt. My dad's passing had brought out the worst in her, in all of us really. We were raw and vulnerable from grief and our emotions got the best of us. Still, it is at times like these when you want to be able to lean on your mother for support and comfort. She did not have it to give and we were all struggling.
It was the morning of January 5th 1970 when 5 year old Elsie tromped off to school beside her three older sisters. With lunch boxes and books in tow she was no longer left at home while the big kids went off to this mysterious place called school. She was a big girl now, just like them, and since September when Elsie started Kindergarten, this had become her daily routine. But by now the excitement of the big mystery was already fading and although she enjoyed school, most days had become like the rest.