Thank you for looking at my new deviations, I would welcome comments and feedback!
Welcome to Druideye Photography, the home of Pamela's photography and artisan crafts. Please browse and comment if you wish. I love feedback, even a well meaning critique. I strive to improve, if you can help I will appreciate it.
I am a 40+ year old married mother of two energetic teenage sons. I live in South Carolina, and I love it here. My trip overseas to Cyprus, Egypt and Israel in 1994 sparked my interest in photography and it has gone from there. I started out very dedicated to film and some of my gallery is film, but I work primarily in digital these days, with my Rebel XSi. I feel my work has improved with digital mainly because scanned in film just doesn't have the look I like most. I've gotten an interest in lomography and vintage film look though and that's given me new hope for my old film.
Photography is a huge love of mine. I don't like certain cliches, and that's ok. I put up what I like and what I'm proud of, I don't put up work to please others BUT if my art makes someone smile or think, I am happy.
I will never tell you it's a good capture, just not my personal style. I +fav and run on many occasions, I just don't always have something to say everyone else hasn't already said. I dislike arrogance in artists - no matter their age but especially in young people. I don't think that any art is "bad", it may just not be what you prefer. I've found that everyone likes different things. I am kind-hearted and open-minded. If you need help with anything, even something personal, feel free to come to me and I will do what I can to encourage you.
I have started to enjoy working with polymer clay and making jewelry, so you'll see items scattered on my page from both my photography and my artisan crafts.
I have overcome a lot in my life, and am proud of where I stand in this world. I am disabled, but I try not to let that rule my life. I know the pain of losing someone you love, and I know the feeling of emptiness in the soul. I live with the constant pain of fibromyalgia as well as CFS/CFIDS/ME, but it does not make me who I am. I have gone through DBT counseling and it changed my life. I have finally found the right meds to support good mental health. I support NAMI, TWLOHA, cancer research, CFIDS/ME research and many other organizations. I have recently taking over the administration of ArtForTheEscape which is for those of us who use art to escape from mental illness or pain.
I am here to not only share my art with the world, but to share other's work as well. I love featuring work from others in my journals and in news features, and hope to start doing that again after a long absence from dA. I also love donating to contests, so hit me up if you're hosting one and I might just offer something.