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Finding Art in Everyday Life

08/28/2014 10:17 am ET | Updated Oct 28, 2014

Some people just know they are good at something. They find it while they are young, they find it easy and they excel. Not me. I love being creative, but I have never considered myself an artist or much of an original crafter. I have enjoyed drawing, dabbled in a little ceramic work (failure by the way), tried my hand at short story writing but nothing ever seemed to fit. I was a creative square peg trying to fit into an artistic round hole. I needed an outlet, but failed to find one.

It wasn't until I stumbled onto Photoshop that I found my niche, digital editing. The ability to take a photo of something rather benign and create an image that speaks excited me. I was discovering that more than anything it was just the simple everyday moments where I was finding inspiration.

Who see's art in a little girl running down a dirt road?

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I did.

A tornado in Idaho?
Not likely, but why not just create one?

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A mundane bedtime routine moment?

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I saw something there too.

My eyes had become open to something that was there the whole time.
Life.

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Alishia Osborn can be contacted via her photography blog www.justleesha.com