6.19.2008

Life Images Magazine



Once upon a time there was a woman (this would be me) who knew it was time to change her life. She traveled for two years wandering beautiful lands. Then she settled in the wilds of NW Montana. Twas time to make money and instead of starting up one of her previous businesses, such as the beaded jewelry she did for over twenty years while raising her son or Cranial Sacral therapy, she thought "I will try a new business honoring the beauty I find in our planet".

Imagine giving birth to a business that demands one spends time wandering in nature, perfect! As a passion this lady had been making greeting cards in honor of special occasions for at least ten years. In response she would hear "you must sell these". She hoped with all her heart that these folks knew what they were speaking of. And so the birth of 'Spirithelpers' was born. Named in hopes that the recipient of a beautiful image would experience their spirit to be uplifted.

Earlier this year she submitted photos and poetry to a wonderful art magazine called Life Images by Somerset. To tie this in with Sunday's Scribblings, the Happy Ending (or maybe beginning) is that yesterday the mail held the first issue that would contain two of her images and a poem as well. So with the full moon upon us and Solstice arriving it is time to celebrate.

The leading image (above) is not one of my photos, but the cover of the magazine that contains my photography.

The following is my photography as you will find it in Life Images:


Enchanted

Music on the roof sings
to an ancient rhythm in my heart
heavens release a cleansing rain
then brilliant rays of light
I am drawn to wander taking in the beauty
enlivened by the air
I spy liquid jewels
that adorn a silken home
mesmerized
I lay on the damp earth
feeling enchanted
with the elegance of
raindrops in a lacy web
pondering: is this the origin of jewelry


This bald eagle I came upon this winter, on a cold gray day:



Thank you for sharing in the celebration of my first magazine premiere!

30 comments:

  1. congratulations Tammy Lee, they are truly beautiful photographs,
    I love the first image it is breathtaking..

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  2. Well done. Your photos are stunning and your words inspirational.

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  3. How wonderful! Congrats on getting published - your photographs are stunning!

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  4. wow tammie, congratulations! those photos are beautiful! the poem is wonderful too

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  5. Congratulations. I like your photos. Check out mine at Redbubble:
    http://www.redbubble.com/people/mindfulmimi

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  6. I loved reading your story! And your poem. Your photography is amazing. Funny how things turn out. I really admire you taking your dedication to nature on this path with you, creating the path in fact. Very inspiring!

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  7. Tammie, I'm so happy for you that I'm afraid this comment will be nothing but a torrent of exclamation marks! Your photographs are fabulous, as always, and I love your poem -- congratulations on your publication! This is a great happy ending story! I'll be looking for this magazine at the shelves of my favorite book store!

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  8. Wonderful. Dare I say that you are certianly deserving, for your images are far more than technical beauties, far more than lovely or even inspired images . . . your images sing from that place in the heart - yours, mine, Nature's.

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  9. Wow, congratulations Tammie! You're an inspiration to all of us. Those are beautiful pictures.
    By the way do you know Madelyn from Persisting Stars? She had her photos on Life Images Mag too and she is a blogger like you :)

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  10. So awesome for you. I love that you just follow your heart... gives me much inspiration!

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  11. Yeaaaa!!! It is happening...the publishing of your wonderful insights into Creation and the heart ! So many more can be blessed!! Your gifts abound and inspire us all to take more time to watch the daily miracles surrounding us...
    I thank you & love you my dear friend!! Abigail

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  12. HOw exciting, Tammy!!!!!! Congrats congrats -- what beauty and the layouts are lovely and just wow wow wow and YES!!!
    Miracles,
    k-

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  13. Everyone, I must tell you, I am feeling the love. Thank you all for your support and appreciation! This is a fun experience for me and I am so happy that all of you are celebrating with me.

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  14. wow, beautiful images! the poetry goes well, what stunning presentation. congrats tammie!

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  15. they are truly magnificent. congrats to you and well deserved is what i think. lots of hugs and 'you sock it to them girl!'

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  16. you've been blessed with a wonderful gift and you've used it so well - you deserve all the good things that can possibly come from that --- beautiful work - congratulations!!!

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  17. WONDERFUL news!!!! Congrats.
    Hows the book coming, i am on to a few others, life is good.
    Ang

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  18. How exciting Tammie Lee - and what a talented photographer you are! Congratulations.

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  19. Liquid jewels...what are lovely phrase! Your photographs are as eloquent as those words, Tamie Lee. I am so happy for you!

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  20. WOW How exciting for you! To have your work validated by this magazine must feel great. Your work is lovely Tammie!

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  21. congratulations!! thi surely isn't a happy ending, it's a happy beginning, hopefully will never ends...

    my sunday scribbling

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  22. Hi, Tammie Lee! How nice of you to come by to check on me! I didn't make it to Sunday Scribblings this week. - I was away visiting family - seeing my Dad on his birthday, and have just returned, and it's now turned to Monday.

    Congratulations on having your photos in such a beautiful magazine - they are wonderful pictures. Yes - a happy ending to your story, but I hope a beginning of your publishing history! Well done!

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  23. TOWL: The images you capture are reflections of your heart. What delicate beauty you share that mirrors your own true nature. Now, I think it is time for you to create a book.
    It is an honor to know you all these years.
    Loving and appreciating you from the Smokies,
    ROWL

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  24. Tammie this is wonderful! the images are so beautiful, and your story is so inspiring!
    The sky is the limit for you :)
    yay

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  25. Congratulations, Tammie Lee: you have the gift (and many others to boot). We are all blessed by your eyes.

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  26. Wow! Congratulation Tammy, they're beauuuuuuuuuutiful!!!

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  27. Congratulations. That is truly wonderful.

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  28. Love them all. What a great job you did.

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  29. Wow! Congratulations! Your photos are gorgeous and make me homesick for Wyoming...

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  30. It's like the little water jewels are the stars in the heavens above this plant. beautiful poem and photo Tammie and congrats on your publication. You have a beautiful vocation.

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie