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We yearn for the taste of the sacred…and through our cameras discover it, the world, and ourselves.

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“Bliss Before Bedtime” Chosen for Guilford Art League 73rd Annual Juried Exhibition

Please join me at a reception 
Friday, September 17, 2021
for the 

Guilford Art League
73rd Annual Juried Exhibition & Sale

My Beloved

“Bliss Before Bedtime”

has been chosen as one of the celebrated works.


Remember that time
when you wished the day could last forever?

That day at the beach

We ran, built sandcastles, told stories
Swam like fish in the sea.

We saw the sunset
but continued playing

Willing the adults to stay

Timeless moments

Sweet joy and freedom forever


Reception: Friday, September 17, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
(Outdoors, Weather permitting)

Exhibition:  September 13 – October 2, 2021

The Gallery at the Guilford Art Center
411 Church Street
Guilford, CT 06437

Image “Bliss Before Bedtime”
© Heidi Straube 2021

“One Moment in Time”

We judge ourselves too harshly when we look at the now
(which may not measure up to our dreams and expectations)

and think
“This is My Life”

Rather than looking at our lives as a sequence of images
a flow of moments in time that – lived through, gathered together –
reflect complex lives of good times and bad
Triumphs and illusions of failure.

Underlying all:

The personal story of constant expression
of love, inspiration, depth of spirit, courage

The experience of pure moments
thankfulness to be alive.

Remember your story

(or perhaps you’ve forgotten
and need someone to tell it to you,
and remind you of the images)

Celebrate the amazing fact
that you are still here to tell the tale


Then you may say,
 “This is My Life.”


Last week I posted a short article here about “sequencing” in photography – where you use the flow of a series of photographs to tell a story, rather than depending on one image to tell it all. I found once again that the choices we make in art often reflect the way we think about life.

Must your life right now be the “ultimate image?” Or can you relax and trust in the beauty of sequencing, your true life story…

Perhaps we could remember that, just as in “sequencing,” our lives cannot be evaluated by just one image, one moment in time.

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