Archive for June 2013

Being Visible   2 comments

Steeping out on a shore where I’ve never been before —

I started this category, “Spiritual Impressions” on my blog because of a sudden call to write poetry. It has now become mostly all I publish. One morning a poem rose up within me and I wrote it down — then ran outside to take a photo of the moon that I thought might compliment the words.  The experience illuminated my spirit with connection that was more powerful than prayers I had ever uttered in thought or word. The next day a poem came again and each day thereafter. It gave me purpose that I longed for.  Some days the photos inspired the words and other days the words would send me searching for the right image. That first poem and picture was in February  2011.

My profession as a photographer always supported me; mostly photographing people — and I’ve always said how blessed I am to be make a living doing what I love. With much encouragement I’ve selected images,  some with words inscribed, that are taking on a new life to be sold as fine art photography. We’ve been granted an art gallery license at the Inn at Cook Street and now I’m stepping out further to the MacMillan Wharf in Provincetown in a rented space.  We never know where the road will lead until we take the first step on it. Selling my work as fine art images has not been what I would call a planned venture but rather a spiritual work that has unfolded.

The word encouragement is to invoke courage which is what I needed to publicly put myself out there with something I’ve never done before.  I am so grateful for the encouragement from my spouse, Lisa, and that one of her greatest spiritual gifts is encouragement.  Life is short and only getting shorter  — and I want the best of what God is, in me, to be revealed — I tell myself today, “Doreen, you only get one “first”  … So take it in … and let the Spirit out …

Thank you for sharing the journey with me … and may you be encouraged to share your gifts too —17506_658543737493216_1529256603_n

One More for my Mosey Boy   Leave a comment

Thanks to so many who comforted me with their kindness and understanding today and yesterday —

There wasn’t enough of him in my memory to fill me up today.

No landscape, seascape, or work of art, can take the place of a picture of a loved one. I’m so grateful for all the images that I have of Moses — I still wish for more.

 This gives me such deep appreciation for all the photography work I’ve done for families throughout the years … It is what’s left to hold onto until it is real once again someday.



Posted June 27, 2013 by doreenbirdsell in Uncategorized

Farewell for now to my Best Friend … Thank God that Love will Never End   1 comment

The most beautiful sunset is setting for me

While another new sun is rising for you


Farewell my sweet Moses

I hope in dreams we visit often, until we meet again

You’ve always received love freely

And opened hearts easily

You will live always in mine



Moses Sunset

Posted June 26, 2013 by doreenbirdsell in Uncategorized

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To Be Lifted   Leave a comment

All we have to do is take the first step — or sometimes, just allow ourselves to be carriedCarried1

In the Arms of Angels   Leave a comment


Joy   Leave a comment

Thank you God for joy as 1 of the 9 fruits of the Spirit – May we have a bountiful harvest :0) to en-joy 
AND thank you Ralph Waldo Emerson for this inspirational truth —
“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”photoFLOWER

Father’s Day   Leave a comment


Thank you Father for this beautiful day – for a special one to love, along with friends; a supportive staff – and life that never ends


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