Finding Art in Everyday Life

08/28/2014 10:17 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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?
2014-08-26-running.jpg I did.
A tornado in Idaho?
Not likely, but why not just create one?2014-08-26-auntieEm.jpg
A mundane bedtime routine moment?2014-08-26-reading.jpg 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