Guest Artist: Stephanie Gagnon

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On days when I am feeling particularly low or when I just need a chance to feel inspired and renewed in my craft – I grab my camera and start to photograph the little things that remind me how very blessed I am.

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Hometown: Kirksville, Illinois
Owner + Photographer, Green Tree Media Photography
Fun Facts: Self proclaimed nerd and Nerdfighter, lover of Tolkien, Supernatural, Doctor Who, and Sherl
Follow her on Twitter: @GreenTreeMedia

For most of my life, I’ve dealt with depression in one way or another. But after the first two years of trying

to have kids with no success it really started to settle in hard. It was during this time that I read a book called, “One Thousand Gifts,” which inspired me to start what I lovingly refer to as The Gratitude Project.

On days when I am feeling particularly low or when I just need a chance to feel inspired and renewed in my craft – I grab my camera and start to photograph the little things that remind me

how very blessed I am. To this day – I still find this hugely healing. It helps to get me out of my own head for a little bit and reminds me of the important things. At the end of the year, I compile the collection of images for that year into a book to document that years Gratitude Project, and it serves as a reminder to me when I flip back through it of all the ways God has blessed my life.

Process

If I had to pick one word to describe my style it would probably be “intentional”. Every piece of art I create whether it’s The Gratitude Project, one of my fine art composite pieces or my portrait work is created with great care, focus and with purpose. Often with the Gratitude Project my focus is on my surroundings… allowing myself to be inspired and moved by what I see.

Copyright of the artwork belongs to Stephanie Gagnon. Contact her stephanie@greentreemediaonline.com for usage and licensing.
See all of photos included in Stephanie’s Gratitude Project at http://www.greentreemediaonline.com/wordpress/category/life/gratitude-project/ or see her entire portfolio at greentreemediaonline.com

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