Love is in the little things…
Art and everything “artsy” ls my thing. I absolutely love painting, acting, dancing, yoga (I feel yoga as art too), singing; (in the shower or car), crafting, decorating, planning tea parties and events, writing, creating videos, taking photos and having photos taken of me.
Since we moved to Canada, social media started booming. I personally love Facebook and Instagram for several reasons.
• It helps me stay connected with our people far away. People do know about our life and they know I’m not shy when it comes to sharing about it. I’m even sharing it with you and maybe we have never even met before
• It helps me keep my photos and memories in one same place. Sometimes I’m having a conversation about a moment, our wedding, our trips or talking about a certain person or event and I know that Facebook or Instagram has my photos organized and they are easy to find. I am a very visual person and sometimes, when telling a story, I feel I need to backup the stories with images. I often find myself speaking to someone and then having to show photos of what I am talking about, I feel like all makes more sense with a photo.
• There are great apps now that put together your photos in videos with music or albums sorted by specific dates and events and I love that.
Photos is the easiest and most fastest way to have a memory captured and turned into art. Photos are so important for me and even though I’m the one taking them, selfies are not as artsy as I wish they were, so sometimes I need another person to take photos of me in beautiful scenarios… and that person has to be Luis.
We only dated 3 weeks and got engaged, we took a lot of photos together in our short dating life, then he came to Canada and we dated long distance for a couple months, got married in 2009 and then we lived in one of the most beautiful places on planet earth, Lake Louise, Alberta. The place where photos are magnificent, the place where my hubby learned about my love and passion for photos. And, not just photos; ARTISTIC kind of photos. In University I had photography classes.
I stress about what the photos look like and I actually get annoyed when people cut off arms and legs and there is a ton of “air” on top of people’s heads but you can’t see the feet, or there are branches growing out of people’s heads like horns…
But, Guess what? hubby, ooooh poor hubby doesn’t care about photos, specially the “Artistic Photo” kind. He has been that person that chops an arm off and doesn’t realize he did.
He was fine with my passion for photos for the first year or two, but then we travelled to Thailand in 2011 and to Europe in 2012 and the artistic photo thing got worse because I actually travelled with a professional camera and the request for an specific type of photo would make his eye twitch and would get on his nerves.
Newlyweds may struggle with some household issues like the toothpaste being squeezed differently or which side of the bed they like to sleep in, or the snoring or cleaning or the cooking but, we had no problems except when it came to taking nice, balanced, well lighted photos. Hubby would roll his eyes at me!!! It was so funny and annoying at the same time for both of us, each one of us had our reasons to feel annoyed until we sat down and talked about it in 2014!! It took us 5 years to actually feel we had to address the “issue” and then he understood why it was so important to me.
has been supportive about my passion for art and photos and I am now understanding and respectful about his lack of enthusiasm for them. I can’t believe we didn’t even talk about it before. It was so simple that we didn’t feel we had to seriously talk about it.
He has not only accepted the fact that I absolutely love artistic photos, but also goes out of his comfortable way to snap a few photos for me since he knows I would appreciate it. And I do! Coming from him, an artistic photo turns into an authentically taken photo from the heart. What ever he saw in that moment and made him think I would like it makes it even more beautiful.
This photo that I share today, was a photo taken by hubby last year, in Summer when we went to Lake Louise for the day and I was busy taking photos (of course) with my family.
My son and daughter were sitting at the edge of the lake and he instantly recognized the whole setting as an opportunity for an n
amazing photo!!!! The ones that I would love and stare at over and over again. He did it without me asking or without me even noticing. He actually never sent the photo to me and it wasn’t until today, when I was thinking of a photo to pair up with my blog, that I remembered that photo that he showed me his cell phone and the happiness that I felt that he did it only for me.
Love is in the little things.
I am Aliser, art lover and owner of Smallprint. I create custom silver pieces & host quarterly tea parties to celebrate mothers and daugthers in communities across Alberta. Reach out if you'd like to host one.