I first came to DA because I was looking for art that got my creative juices for writing going. I loved all the artwork I saw. The colors people dared to use and their take on old subjects.
Since high school I had been interested in photography but never followed through. The more I poured over art work in DA the more I decided that I should join. The people seemed nice and the feed back was helpful.
I joined but was nervous no one would see or comment on my work. I then made my first DA friend Master Kris! Who kindly told others to look at my work and gave me a lot of tips and words of encouragement. He helped me grow so much and I am so grateful to him.
A Hobby soon turn to a passion. I started snapping landscapes, then old cars. I loved to people and then began doing weddings. But as much as I loved that I wanted to do more with my camera. I wanted to do a service to make lives better and on DA I was inspired by other photographers who donate their time to animal shelters.
By chance at a Christmas party with my husband I met a person that works for True Blue Animal Rescue located near Brenham, where I live. They needed a photographers help and badly. I jumped at the chance. I can humbly say that getting involved has helped them with adoptions and saving animals lives. This year I even got more involved by being a foster mom to dogs and a sponsor mom to a horse. I am not sure any of this would have happened had DA not encouraged me to pick up and camera and follow so many dreams.
This picture is of my sponsor horse, Athena being giving ground work training by True Blue Animal Rescue founder, and president, Melanie DeAeth. We started working with her in January and she is ready to accept the saddle and let's a rider sit on her. (She also has lost a lot of weight. She had what many farmers call a grass belly!) Thanks DA!